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(melancholy) The Wait Is So, So Long
KJH (1986 / Trinidad and Tobago, West Indies.)

(melancholy) The Wait Is So, So Long

I've waited for a fish that did not bite
And for a little wind that couldn't fly my kite.
I've waited for mail that never arrived
And for fruit of a crop that never thrived.
I've waited for meetings always adjourned
And for telephone calls that were never returned.
I've waited to grow just one inch more
(But I am still just five foot four) .

I've waited for a train that was already gone
And I've waited for a baby that was never born.
I've waited for that raise that I never got,
I've waited for every have that I have not,
And I'll wait it over,
I'll wait it times ten
Rather than wait
For no one
To show for my party again.

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Comments (3)

You are very talented great poem!
I have never been one for waiting Jared! it is just a bloody waste of time, but no matter your height, your poems are beautifully sublime. So glad to read you again. Smiling at you, Tai
I loved this one K Jared, a great write and so well woven together. Great read. Lovely to see you back on PH. How are you? Okay I hope. Love and hugs Ernestine XXX