Tuesday, May 31, 2005

Poetry: Patiently Waiting

"Whatever we are waiting for -- peace of mind, contentment, grace, the inner awareness of simple abundance -- it will surely come to us, but only when we are ready to receive it with an open and grateful heart. "
Author: Sarah Ban Breathnach

Hurry up and wait!
I should have waited
....I should've stated that I wanted it before it's conception
Feelings of lost and shoulda-couldas cloud my mind and crush my wishes
curried dishes distorting a vicious reality
I should have waited
I see your picture and I imagine myself in your time and space
invading your place
but not wanting you to feel displaced or disgraced
tasting the remnants of southern dishes smothered with shrimp and white sauce
It was like that Sunday in Savannah or
that Saturday night at Lady & Sons
Paula Deen wasn't there but we didn't care
We took a walk on the boardwalk and
watched the Sun set on Tybee
Remember that swinging chair and the wind blowing through your hair
We could see ships floating along the horizon that evening
We should leave....it looks like a storm is coming

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