Only 20 Minutes

May 22, 2011
By JoPepper PLATINUM, Annandale, Virginia
JoPepper PLATINUM, Annandale, Virginia
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Favorite Quote:
"Freedom is the ability to not care what the other person thinks."

"Not all those who wander are lost" --JRR Tolkien

"When you are listening to music it is better to cover your eyes than your ears." --Jose' Bergamin


I sit still for a long time,
a mysterious noise sounds,
it drones on,
and on,
and on,
never to take a break,
I see numbers,
I look at the clock,
only 20 minutes,
I puff a breath through my lips,
I stare at the flat white plane that’s in front of me,
strange little markings litter the board,
my gaze floats to the clock again,
only 15 minutes,
at this point I cast nervous glances at the clock,
only 10 minutes,
my foot goes off,
I tap my fingers against my knee,
only five minutes,
I rock in my seat,
my nails scrape my desk,
tick tock tick tock,
drone mumble,
drone mumble,
drone mumble,
the noise threatens to destroy my sanity,
has time stopped?
I’m truly going mad,
my nails dig into my hair,
I force myself to look at my torturer and its moving hands,
FINALLY!
It’s time,
recess!!!


The author's comments:
Since we've all have expierienced this. Please comment.;))

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on Mar. 9 2012 at 9:55 pm
JoPepper PLATINUM, Annandale, Virginia
35 articles 0 photos 782 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Freedom is the ability to not care what the other person thinks."

"Not all those who wander are lost" --JRR Tolkien

"When you are listening to music it is better to cover your eyes than your ears." --Jose' Bergamin

Lol, clockwatching makes it worse but what else could you do? You're bored and half-asleep because I have to get up at 5:24 in the morning for school. :(

Thanks for reading!


on Mar. 4 2012 at 1:55 pm
Helena_Noel BRONZE, Burnt Hills, New York
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Favorite Quote:
“I'd rather see a sermon than hear one any day; I'd rather one should walk with me than merely tell the way: The eye's a better pupil and more willing than the ear, fine counsel is confusing, but example's always clear.” -Edgar Guest

Oh, that is how I feel before class! Im like, "Come oooooon.........We start early we, end early. Aren't you teachers always complaining you don't have time to cover everything?" Im almost always ready twenty minutes before school starts!

on Oct. 2 2011 at 8:49 am
JoPepper PLATINUM, Annandale, Virginia
35 articles 0 photos 782 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Freedom is the ability to not care what the other person thinks."

"Not all those who wander are lost" --JRR Tolkien

"When you are listening to music it is better to cover your eyes than your ears." --Jose' Bergamin

Thanks :D                 

on Oct. 1 2011 at 6:44 pm
austenite77 GOLD, Appleton, Wisconsin
13 articles 0 photos 58 comments

Favorite Quote:
Die my dear? Why that's the last thing I'll do

Very relatable

on Oct. 1 2011 at 4:02 pm
Goldenheartbeat SILVER, Murphy, Texas
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You're welcome :D

on Oct. 1 2011 at 3:44 pm
JoPepper PLATINUM, Annandale, Virginia
35 articles 0 photos 782 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Freedom is the ability to not care what the other person thinks."

"Not all those who wander are lost" --JRR Tolkien

"When you are listening to music it is better to cover your eyes than your ears." --Jose' Bergamin

Thank sooooooooooooo much <3

on Oct. 1 2011 at 12:31 pm
Goldenheartbeat SILVER, Murphy, Texas
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Haha I love your ending! It's so cute and childly, it just makes me picture a kid glaring at the clock, itching to get outside. That's pretty epic. You've got talent for this.

on Oct. 1 2011 at 7:46 am
JoPepper PLATINUM, Annandale, Virginia
35 articles 0 photos 782 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Freedom is the ability to not care what the other person thinks."

"Not all those who wander are lost" --JRR Tolkien

"When you are listening to music it is better to cover your eyes than your ears." --Jose' Bergamin

lol now I have to expeirience that!!! Thanks for reading anything of yours you'd like me to read? ;D

Steph0804 GOLD said...
on Oct. 1 2011 at 7:02 am
Steph0804 GOLD, Seoul, Other
12 articles 4 photos 206 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Explaining a joke is like dissecting a frog: you understand it better, but the frog dies in the process." -E.B. White

Love it! This is exactly how I feel... except this is my version:

FINALLY!

It's time, 

recess!!

...oh wait. one more class before break.

D:


on Jul. 30 2011 at 9:04 pm
IAmWhoIWantToBe PLATINUM, Manila, Other
41 articles 0 photos 650 comments

Favorite Quote:
‎"I’m learning how to drown out the constant noise that is such an inseparable part of my life. I don’t have to prove anything to anyone. I only have to follow my heart and concentrate on what I want to say to the world: I run my world." - Beyoncé

Nevermind about my work. :)))

on Jul. 30 2011 at 12:27 pm
JoPepper PLATINUM, Annandale, Virginia
35 articles 0 photos 782 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Freedom is the ability to not care what the other person thinks."

"Not all those who wander are lost" --JRR Tolkien

"When you are listening to music it is better to cover your eyes than your ears." --Jose' Bergamin

Hmmm...I never thought of actually doing that!!!!!!!! Wow I wish I sometimes could!!!! thak you for reading my stuff is there anything of yours you'd like me to read? :D

on Jul. 8 2011 at 6:41 pm
IAmWhoIWantToBe PLATINUM, Manila, Other
41 articles 0 photos 650 comments

Favorite Quote:
‎"I’m learning how to drown out the constant noise that is such an inseparable part of my life. I don’t have to prove anything to anyone. I only have to follow my heart and concentrate on what I want to say to the world: I run my world." - Beyoncé

What if I cut class? LOL... :)

Anagam BRONZE said...
on Jun. 22 2011 at 7:06 pm
Anagam BRONZE, Tulsa, Oklahoma
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You are welcome :)

on Jun. 22 2011 at 11:49 am
JoPepper PLATINUM, Annandale, Virginia
35 articles 0 photos 782 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Freedom is the ability to not care what the other person thinks."

"Not all those who wander are lost" --JRR Tolkien

"When you are listening to music it is better to cover your eyes than your ears." --Jose' Bergamin

Thank you so much I'm glad you liked it!!!!!!!!

Anagam BRONZE said...
on Jun. 21 2011 at 5:53 pm
Anagam BRONZE, Tulsa, Oklahoma
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"I sit still for a long time,...
I’m truly going mad,
my nails dig into my hair" haha so true!

I totally love this poem!!! I am sure everyone has felt like this. I like that it all builds up :D. You have awesome description!!!



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