While We Wait

21 Sep

While we wait,

We breathe, slowly, silently,

and sometimes suffocating from the heaviness of our thoughts.

We contemplate our present path.

Will we depart into unknown territory?

Fear invades our thoughts of what will be.

While we wait, we watch for signs in faces of what is to come.

False smiles or faces filled with true compassion for circumstances,

We search for a confident look that answers our questions.

Bravely proceeding forward.

While we wait, we observe that life continues around us.

Hurried, purposeful movements of those on a task to complete.

Not slowing to recognize possible pain.

A silent, slow tear escapes.

While we wait, we dream of possibilities yet to achieve.

People we haven’t met yet and a future not dared to imagine.

We  pray for mercy to enter our lives.

A fresh breath of hope.

While we wait, sometimes all we can do is breathe.

In and out, slowly,  silently and deeply,

While we wait.


Posted by on September 21, 2010 in Life Happens, poetry


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7 responses to “While We Wait

  1. Thomas Stazyk

    September 21, 2010 at 10:10 pm

    Very thought provoking and moving. But it makes me want to ask you if everything is OK?

    Didn’t know you had poetic talents as well!

  2. flyinggma

    September 22, 2010 at 5:41 am

    Everything is fine! Yesterday, I had an experience sitting at the hospital that brought me back to 1999 when my oldest son was diagnosed with MS and that’s where the words for the poem came from.

  3. Thomas Stazyk

    September 22, 2010 at 3:02 pm

    Glad to hear all’s well. It shows how good the poem is because I could feel the worry and concern!

    • flyinggma

      September 22, 2010 at 3:17 pm

      Thanks for the concern. Poetry is just something new I’m trying out. Not sure if it is for me or not. I could never understand a lot of it that I read in school.

  4. The Sidebar Review

    September 25, 2010 at 12:33 pm

    I can tell this is real and from the heart, and that’s what makes it beautiful! Thanks for sharing, Jeanne!

    • flyinggma

      September 25, 2010 at 12:54 pm

      Thanks Tyler. Its amazing how the mind can remember exactly how you felt even years later just by seeing, hearing or even smelling something.

  5. planejaner

    August 2, 2011 at 2:11 pm

    this is lovely–thank you for the link to it!
    waiting is so difficult…challenging–contrary to who we are…

    and yet.
    the peace we can feel while waiting with God–it surpasses understanding.


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