My Despicable Deadline


Oh deadline,
I remember when you were just a speck
In the professor’s eye
No more threatening
Than an ant

And look at you now
All grown up
And looming large over me
A vicious unrelenting bully

Yes I’ve ignored you
In recent weeks
And perhaps you have every right
To feel aggrieved

But quite frankly
You’re just being mean
Insisting that I complete this work
And submit it by tomorrow
At 9am

But I’ll rise above this
And meet your demands
But when I don’t get the grade
That everyone knows I’m capable of
I’ll just have to let them know

That it wasn’t my fault
My deadline was unreasonable
And they’ll all hate you too.

  4 comments for “My Despicable Deadline

  1. January 24, 2016 at 7:05 pm

    I can’t stand deadlines like that. I once had one quarter to complete a 5-8 page paper on addiction – any kind of addiction. Like an idiot, I chose to write a PSA/research paper on an addiction I was suffering from. I say ‘like an idiot’ because I picked a topic I actually cared about. I never finished that paper because writing it would make me too depressed to function.

    Well. That got very dark very quickly.

    Great poem!

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    • January 24, 2016 at 7:25 pm

      Fortunately I have less than no interest in the topic I’m currently failing to write about so I will finish on schedule even if it is the early hours of the morning. It will be an uninspiring piece of writing that will not doubt satisfy the less than inspiring individual who set the task. If I have time to proof read it I might even do quite well.
      But I am bored…

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      • January 24, 2016 at 7:35 pm

        Exactly. If it was a topic I hadn’t cared about, it would have been freaking perfect. Ah well.

        I believe in you!

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  2. January 24, 2016 at 8:35 pm

    I have a sign in my classroom:

    WARNING: Due Dates are Closer than They Appear!

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