I'm Going to be Late

Wake up...wake up...we gotta get up...let's go...were going to be late,

WHERE'S the coffee...the rooms spinning...it's spinning...coffee?

Ok good I have coffee in me...I still have to leave two minutes ago,

Hurry hurry...god the coffee still hasn't kicked in...what the hell?

Printer work...print it out...how am i going to do this quickly,

Damn twenty first century...everything is too slow...world powers unite,

I need to go back to sleep...printer work....please print out just one more

Three pages in, five minutes again...laser says no paper...your too sensitive.


Ok were out the door...wait I forgot my shoes...my god I got to get my shoes,

Channel news Ill have to get back to you later...bombs...death...destruction,

I'm late I don't have time for the latest trends....iPad tell me so...you know,

I threw the gauntlet long ago...precisely five minutes ago...thank you I'm here.

Have you ever been late for work?

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Carrie Hollister 5 years ago from Ohio

Sounds all too familiar! Voted up!


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truthfornow 5 years ago from New Orleans, LA

Sometimes I am running late and it seems like one thing after another goes wrong to hold me up even longer. Love the poem.


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BakerRambles 5 years ago from Baltimore, MD Author

Thank you, yea it was def a struggle this morning


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Shaisty-Chase-Tea 5 years ago from The Outskirts

Reading it the first time, I read slower, and paid attention to details and how the words work metaphorically, i don't drink coffee to wake me up so i couldn't relate exactly to what was spinning, but the second stanza started to catch me, the current and fastest age being slow because we want things faster for convienience, a slow printer making you want to sleep, calling a laser printer 'sensitive' i felt something symbolic that i can't exactly decifer, the word laser being strong like a weapon but if it were personified, in your state you'd call it weak as an irrational insult based on your own confussion, metaphor. in the last stanza, the Ipad keeping you informed on the latest trendy news or gadgets, whatever it's doing for you, kinda interests me as they are relatively new themselves as i think it's costly, my lastest new technologies purchased were a webcam and an MP3 player most likely less than 4-7 years old themselves, so that's why i saw that line interesting, trends being the new thing to get every couple of months/months/weeks/days (depressingly, i think some people are concerned with being to first to have all new giggets and gadget that same day they are released)

The video audio was good but I'd have prefered to see the actual stand up and the comedians gestures and facial expressions would have been more entertaining to watch that stick figures and less-than-aqua-team-hunger-force animation (way less)

The second read through after watching the video felt very light and as the tag says, simple, and ended by making me feel relaxed and calm.

But in reconsidering the video, the actual standup might have overstimulated my entertainment and took away from my satisfaction of a second read through your poem...

nice hub!

I wished youd share the poems attached to the youtube videos in our facebook group rather than links, as i am less stimulated to read them as soon as I see them, the website in a seperate window takes about 10-20 seconds (relevant someways to this peom) to load, and I want as many of us to read your stuff as possible... if audio/visual effects can be narrowed down to one video or pic, you can post with as many characters as my recent posted poem "The Allegory of Albert Einstien's Music Career" and I'm sure that this would fit without the end needing to be put in the top comment like the last lines of my poem did...

Voted up, and Funny, not a haha funny but an appreciation for the alterations of a before watching the video read and after watching the video read... (I do wish Hubpages gave more one click feedback options, because I've felt a lot of emotions looking around that would have been either insulting in the best choice or personally seen as inappropriate in the one they'd expect you to)


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BakerRambles 5 years ago from Baltimore, MD Author

Thank you for the very detailed comment and all I can say is wow. I can see your appreciation and your confinement in the poem. I will try to place more text on group rather than link

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