I Actually Won Something

Great news! I won second place for the poem I submitted to the Annual Bloggers Bash!


…I’m a bit miffed that “Silent but Tardy” wasn’t a contender, but totally stoked that I actually won something! I’ve included the winning entry below, which I submitted from my motherhood site.


Five More Minutes

Five more minutes to sleep alone,
To dress in peace,
To check a phone.

Five more minutes to eat my food,
To eat it warm,
To eat it chewed.

Five more minutes to sit right here,
To read a book,
To disappear.

Five more minutes is not that long,
To feel the guilt,
To feel the wrong;


Five more minutes is what I seek

Five more minutes is all I need

Five more minutes, or maybe three,

Is all I long for, to just be me.


Photo Credit:
Jordan Whitt


Β©2019 Chelsea Owens

59 thoughts on “I Actually Won Something

          1. I’d have suggested you creep to the loo in the wee hours before dawn (maybe that’s why they’re called the wee hours πŸ™‚ ) but with a baby playing drums on your bladder you’ve got no chance of lasting that long πŸ˜‰

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