Lost in Procrastination

If only I had not left it for the last moment,
Regret and sorrow, my heart now tormented.
Time slipped away like sand through my grasp,
Now I’m left with memories, fading so fast.

In the beginning, the task seemed so small,
Yet I postponed, believing I had it all.
Procrastination wrapped its chains around me,
Now I’m trapped in the depths of misery.

As the days ticked by, I fooled myself with lies,
Assured that tomorrow, I’d rise and shine.
But tomorrow never came, it slipped away,
Leaving me here, to face this dismay.

The burden of time, a heavy weight,
Crushed my spirit, sealed my fate.
I wish I could turn back the hands of the clock,
To redo the moments that I let slip and block.

Now the deadline looms, so dark and near,
I’m drowning in regret, consumed by fear.
The chance is gone, the damage is done,
And in my heart, the sadness has won.

If only I had not left it for the last moment,
But alas, I did, and now I lament.
Learn from my tale, don’t make the same mistake,
Seize each opportunity, for your heart’s sake.


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65 thoughts on “Lost in Procrastination”

  1. Richelle Milar

    This is a really relatable poem. I’m gonna share this with my friends. Thanks for sharing this with us

  2. It’s like this was written for me LOL. Definitely made me think. I tend to procrastinate a lot. Always comes back to bite me though…. Trying to get better.

  3. I completely understand how you feel. It’s tough to look back and feel like you could have done more. But it’s important to remember that we can only learn from our mistakes and move forward. It’s never too late to start fresh and make the most of the time we have. I appreciate you sharing your experience and reminding us all to seize each opportunity. Thank you.

  4. I LOVE IT!!! The topic is sad but the poem is very well written!
    Now the deadline looms, so dark and near,
    I’m drowning in regret, consumed by fear.
    The chance is gone, the damage is done,
    And in my heart, the sadness has won.

    This is so true!!!

  5. Procrastination feels so stressful but then I always feel my best work comes out of it. I never learn from the mistake of putting things off though. I just continue to procrastinate!

  6. You have such a great way with words. I love that you put your thoughts and frustrations into poetry and turned it into art. Procrastination I think sometimes gets the better of all of us. Definitely relatable!

  7. I just procrastinate a little bit. If I let things go, my mind would explode trying to get everything up to date.

  8. That poem is so well written. I try to teach my children to do things such as homework when they get it. It’s not worth all the stress that comes with having to rush last minute. I am one of those that likes to do things in advance and I hope they will be the same.

  9. 🙁 I feel this right now, our cat died recently – and I’m feeling sad that if I had not waited for another day to bring him to the vet, he wouldn’t have died ( I do not have a bigger carrier/stroller so I bought one first)…

  10. What a lovely poem, Moni! Procrastination, the art of postponing tasks, can be both a common human trait and a stumbling block in our productivity. It’s the act of delaying something that needs to be done, often opting for instant gratification or comfort instead. While a short break or relaxation is essential, chronic procrastination can hinder progress and lead to unnecessary stress.

    At times, procrastination may be a result of fear of failure, perfectionism, or feeling overwhelmed. However, breaking the cycle of procrastination involves recognizing the issue, setting realistic goals, and developing self-discipline. By taking small steps and embracing a proactive mindset, we can overcome procrastination and unlock our true potential, paving the way for a more focused, successful, and balanced life.

  11. Oh, this poem really hit home! The struggle with procrastination and its consequences are so relatable. The imagery of time slipping away like sand is beautifully haunting. It’s a powerful reminder to seize each opportunity and not let procrastination hold us back. Thanks for sharing this heartfelt piece!

  12. I could not agree more with you . Each word has depicted everything about procastination. I too procastinate a lot and sometimes the end result would not as expected. I think I need to work on myself. Lovely Poem though.

  13. Lovely poem. Glad that you learned the lessons. Good to not repeat it in future. Something happens in our life only for us to learn and work on solutions. It is very relatable topic.

  14. This is indeed a great reminder for us to seize the day and act. Sometimes, we always assume that tomorrow will be kinder but often, we should have used today for tomorrow’s plan .

  15. Melissa Cushing

    Love this poem and I am the worst at procrastination and have been like that since I was a kid LOL….. in school. I always pulled it off but would be nice to not always wait until the last minute. Love the poem!

  16. Ohh …totally can resonate , absolutely well said & spotted on. At times, I also procrastinate a little bit too, coz sometimes just too many things to take on. However I still remind myself not to if possible to avoid the overwhelming burn out when datelines approaching. Cheers Siennylovesdrawing

  17. Sadly, I am so guilty with this. Actually, there are a lot of things I needed to do last week and now, its too late because it’s not available anymore.

    So, just like you said — yes, I am drowning in regret.

  18. As Benjamin Franklin once said- You may delay, time will not! Procrastination robs us of the most precious thing – time, something we can never buy or retrieve. The anxiety that ensues when one finally comes out of the slumber of procrastination is very well expressed here, Moni. It reminded me of my college days 🙂

  19. Alas, i am just the opposite. I dunno how to relax and enjoy life. I have to keep doing something. If I procrastinate, I feel guilty. And it is serious. I am 59 and I need to learn to relax, but I cannot overcome this habit of mine. Why can’t we have a midway? Why does it always be extreme?

  20. Yes, procrastination is a common problem that affects many people and reduces productivity. I loved the poem. you have used beautiful words to express your thoughts on procrastination. luckily, I do not have that problem. I like to plan things ahead and finish them on time. it gives me mental peace that I am trying my best to not letting down others.

  21. What a great poem. And this is relatable! Most of the times I felt this way too like I am being lazy to to anything just wanna sit back and relax then later on I do the tasks on a last minute.

  22. I can so much relate to this, as I procrastinate, and so much aware that it’s a big problem. You have just written as I feel sometimes.

  23. Truly, the worst habit. We should shape up and ship out. Time isn’t waiting for us and we are going to lose precious moments by procrastinating. We can’t bring those moments back, but let’s keep making new moments.

  24. Beautiful poem with a strong message! Procrastination is something that one should always avoid. These days mobile phones are a major reason for procrastination. I always try to wind up things in time but there are also days when I just don’t feel like doing anything.

  25. Such a powerful message delivered so effortlessly with a beautiful poem. I too believe procrastination can only do harm and no good… So do it now or it can never happen.

  26. We all are guilty of this, and it’s innate. Somehow, we procrastinate despite knowing the outcome wouldn’t be positive. Like I have a half-written book kept somewhere and another waiting for final editing, but, I am ……

  27. Jhilmil Bhansali

    During my graduation time, I & a bunch of friends who were known as LMM ” Last Minute Managers”. It was a polite way to Tag us as Procrastinators. Probably out of Habit or for Last minute Adrenalin rush, delaying till the last minute and still finishing it was fun.

    All changed as we moved into corporate life becaz can’t avoid any slippage as the consequences can be dire.

  28. I keep on reading a lot of motivational posts on how can I stop procrastinating. I loved the poetry written by you. it makes me feel now, stop it! Yes, it’s time to seize all the opportunities.

  29. Dear Moni, We learn from our mistakes and you already did that which clearly indicates that you are not among those who never make an attempt to accept mistakes as lesson to improve life and stay positive. Procrastination is not something to be supported with a silly reason and I am glad you came up with such a powerful topic. By the way I am now a fan of your poetic verses and will love to read you more.

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