In Regards To This Waiting

For The Sunday Whirl: Wordle #136
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In Regards To This Waiting

Sometimes wonder if I’m just an old habit.
A cycle she occasionally taps to fill up some gap,
perhaps lessen her personal suffering.

There are some who would consider
my patience a virtue. Others that are sure
it will be my undoing, maybe even worse.

Still more who wish I had made other choices.
However, in these voiceless spaces between our now
and then connections, I  create poems.

Tell myself I’m gathering all these words
to fill a book, saving them for some unknown
posterity, who might even read them.

Elizabeth Crawford  11/24/13

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25 Responses to In Regards To This Waiting

  1. Oh yes, aren’t we all! 🙂

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  2. magicalmysticalteacher says:

    You’ve read my innermost thoughts this morning…

    Whirling with a Single Pancake

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  3. oh wow this is beautiful…rather melancholy but beautiful.

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  4. Simple when I looked at it first, but it held a deep charm which filled me as I read it. Maybe you’ve captured conversations of the mind of all writers through this poem. 🙂

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  5. jae rose says:

    Ah..but they are being read..and sheltered in our hands..so very important to have a voice..poems are a virtue in themselves..you were one of my early encouragers who taught me that..thank you for your patience x

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  6. Madhumakhi says:

    The muse is a flighty woman who loves to keep us poets hanging. We can’t get enough of our respective ‘lovers’, can we?

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  7. Mary says:

    Elizabeth, I do understand the wondering about a relationship that one has had so long that one wonders whether it is just a habit or if it really offers something positive in one’s life in the present time. And I understand about patience too — blessing or curse? And, I do hope you ARE working on a poetry book. For YOU….most importantly of all!

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  8. Gabriella says:

    I like how your questions lead you to ponder on your own poetry. Good that you are thinking about writing a book!

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  9. brian miller says:

    eh, i think there are more noble callings than to fill a book…perhaps it validates us a bit, but the words are worth it regardless if you never get published….

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  10. can relate to the feeling, sometimes a bit frustrating, but then again, it’s something you we for the sake of our minds, to keep them clean and happy 🙂

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  11. Irene says:

    What Brian said.

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  12. More importantly, what do you consider your patience? A virtue or not? Keep us posted if there is a book in the making!

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  13. Misky says:

    Oh excellent. I love the way your wordled poems disguise those trickily words.

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  14. Sherri B. says:

    Beautiful. Waiting is always hard!

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  15. Such a beautiful introspective piece—and I love how your words link the questions you ask–

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  16. Sherry Marr says:

    YES! This so resonates with me…….like you, I write for those I leave behind to find me one day, as some of them had no time to do while I’m alive……

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  17. the sense of melancholy is so strong… being of similar disposition I can relate…

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  18. Patience is definitely a great virtue. Lovely poem 🙂

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  19. “An old habit.” Been there, and you have summed it up beautifully, Elizabeth. Caring for others takes its toll… yet your patience is a gift. Peace, Amy

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  20. oldegg says:

    How you have echoed the thoughts of many of us. You may remember the scrawls on the walls many years ago “Kilroy was here”. There is a Kilroy in all of us.

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  21. Veronica Roth says:

    That’s lovely Elizabeth. I hope this is a fiction because it must be so difficult to go thru that waiting as the ultimate reward. I keep writing but never think of the waiting to publish; I suppose I’m not that interested. I hope you’re thinking is more in keeping with mine, because waiting for an outcome must be so difficult. 🙂

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  22. vandana says:

    🙂 gathering words and making a beautiful garland of poem…

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  23. Pamela says:

    Elizabeth, the words are hidden perfectly in this bit of melancholy writing. A lovely poem. A happy Thanksgiving weekend to you, my friend.

    Pamela

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  24. annell4 says:

    The world waits for your poetry! It is enrichment for the world.

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