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Personification of the Essay

Updated on October 24, 2017
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Luke works as a middle school English, ELD, social justice, and mindfulness teacher in the sanctuary city, San Jose, CA.


Have we met?

I'll make you sweat
with heart beating to exhaustion

and you, throwing caution
to the wind...



Did you intend
to prolong our fate?

Increasing self loathing and hate, I am always on the tip of your mind.



Before long, you find
that you can wait no longer.

In this moment, I'll make you stronger
than you've ever been before.



Dig deep into your core
and know that I am ready.

So write me steady,
across the page,

releasing me from my cage,
into the world, clean or messy--



I am your imminent essay.


TED: Inside the Mind of a Procrastinator

© 2017 Luke Holm


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      Luke Holm 8 months ago

      Thanks, Sakina! I know the anxiety procrastination brings far too well. Brings me back to my days at the university. I'm glad you enjoyed this poem. May you never have to feel this way.

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      Sakina Nasir 8 months ago from Kuwait

      In such a few words, you have explained the concept of procrastination so amazingly! Great job Luke! Loved reading it and the message it delivers. :)