Jennifer Rae-Clarke from University Centre Peterborough won second place in the Poetry section of the University Centre Peterborough Literary Competition, with her poem- Busy Busy Busy.
Busy Busy Busy:
I never get to see you, you’re always busy-busy-busy!
But while I’ve got you could you wash the car; I’m feeling kind of dizzy?
You really should relax sometime, you’re always rush-rush-rush!
But don’t forget the family’s due and the toilet still won’t flush!
Head always in a task list, where’s your sense of fun-fun-fun?
Ignore that marked assessment, who cares if it’s not done?
I’d love to be around all day, and slob out on the couch…
And I really want to laugh and smile, and not to be a grouch…
But this uni course should get my career, back off of the shelves,
Not to mention household chores, and bills don’t pay themselves!
I really try to scrape aside the time, to sit and game and play.
Just please back off and let me be, that’s all I want to say.