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Waiting: A Poem

Updated on February 3, 2014
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Sitting on a park bench waiting for life to move again,

Hoping for some clarity on the problems I face,

Will I find the results I was hoping for?

Or will I die somewhere in the middle waiting,


Hope breathes here between the past and the future,

But every inhale and exhale is strained,

Left here stagnant because of inertia,

Or some force that desires me to sit here waiting for brighter days.


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      WillStarr 3 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

      Sometimes doing nothing is the best way.

      Haunting, sad, and very well written. Voted up.

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      Jamie Lee Hamann 3 years ago from Reno NV

      Waiting seems to be the only answer sometimes, well written poetry. Thank you for sharing. Jamie

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      Erin Bower 3 years ago from Georgia

      WillStarr: That's very true. Thanks for voting!

      jhamann: Thank you! I'm glad you enjoyed it.

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      John Hansen 3 years ago from Queensland Australia

      We all have to just sit and contemplate sometimes and leave it to 'fate', "God' whatever. The answer or guidance will come to you eventually. Well written poem.

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      Erin Bower 3 years ago from Georgia

      Jodah: I struggle with waiting, because I don't have a lot of patience. That's true...sometimes we just have to wait before we get an answer. Thank you!

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      Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales

      A wonderful poem and thanks for sharing. Voted up and shared.

      Eddy.

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      Aga 3 years ago

      Waiting... Sometimes I would like to fall asleep, and be woken up, when it's all over. I hate the anticipation.

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      Erin Bower 3 years ago from Georgia

      Eiddwen: Thank you, Eddy!

      Monis Mas: That would make life so much more convenient! Me, too.

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