Time Out


Time Out

I’m not in great shape at the moment,

Feeling a bit weathered and worn.

You can see the number of windows,

Well, my house twas’ busy with many to born.

My back broke down the other day,

A wind too strong forced me to turn the other way.

I could use a hammer and a fresh tap of nails,

Some red rouge and well, my top is getting grey.

I never thought it would turn out like this,

Alone on the prairie, wolves howling at my door.

My master no longer could stand the smell

Of manure and so he abandoned me as well.

My hope still thrives, even though I’m old and bent,

I just need a hand so I can get back up one more time.

I look a little downcast, but shucks, it’s not the end,

If even one would just come home, I could be like new again.


I am a mother, retired foster mother, grandmother, and last, but not least, an author. I have self-published a children's book of rhymes, titled, A Rhyme In Time for ages five and up. I also wrote articles for Suite101, and had some short stories published in a local paper. At present, I am in a new phase in life once again. I hope to spend more time reading accompanied by Goodreads, write daily on my blog, and read other people's works of art. I also love photography and want to share some of my part of the world, along with travelling experiences.

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10 comments on “Time Out
  1. Drew, your photography is amazing and your poetry is fresh and lively.


  2. Kirsten says:

    I love the perspective of the building in this poem!


    • drew delaney says:

      Thank you Kirsten for reading and commenting on my work. I have been babysitting while my daughter works, but I should have a bit of free time tomorrow to catch up. Your comments mean a lot to me. Your time is most appreciated.


      • Kirsten says:

        I really enjoyed reading your poetry. Babysitting is a time consuming gift :-). It is a true pleasure, but it has a way of putting our lives on hold for the moment! I hope you’ve had a wonderful time 🙂


      • drew delaney says:

        I read your first magazine on Joomag. Your poems are very awesome. A real poet you are. It’s too bad we have to carry so much pain to allow the talent to triumph. I attempted Joomag, but I gave up. I was too tired and nothing seemed to work for me. Glad your 1st one turned out so well. I shared it on my site. Hopefully, it will help someone be victorious over their issues.


      • Kirsten says:

        Thank you so much Drew. It is sad that angst often catapults us into poetry. However, I’m finding that hope and joy can be great fodder for poems as well! It is a transition, but I’m working on it! Thank you so much for sharing the magazine on your site.


      • drew delaney says:

        I hope some of my friends will check it out. I know most are not interested. Too bad for them however.


  3. Wow Drew! It was like listening what this worn out building has to say! Incredible image and poem that fits completely. Great perspective!


  4. drew delaney says:

    Thank you so much Cynthia. I am so pleased with your wonderful words of encouragement. It makes me feel good knowing that someone who has your talent sees something of worth in my stuff. Awesome!!!


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