I Wait

I am currently taking a creative writing class as a fun elective. I realized that I have not written any new poetry or blogs in quite some time! It kind of stopped after I started university two years ago. Taking this creative writing class, it just struck me today how a huge part of me has been dormant and not allowed to thrive or grow since I stopped writing….and that is sad. Today I was opening up some old poetry I’ve written over the years and thought I’d start sharing a few pieces on my blog to throw in some variety and help me post more frequently. Enjoy!

 

I Wait

 Observing the leaves turn

and the birds fly south

children in knit scarves

I wait

 

Another engagement

Another wedding

Another new baby

I wait

 

The carpets fade

Styles morph & recycle

Seeds die & plants grow

I wait

 

People move on

I write a few new songs

Paint a fresh canvas

the acrylics dry

I wait

 

My body makes slight changes

I exercise a bit more

Understanding grows

I know so little

I wait

 

Waiting for a dream or two

waiting for a family, sure

but mostly,

I wait on You

 

You said if I wait on You

I’ll see my strength renewed

I’ll be caught up on your wings and soar

There’s much to see

from your eternal view

I wait

 

I trust Your words

resting quietly in the reassurance

that You cannot lie and are only faithful

I wait

In contentment, quiet, and patient trust

Drowning in the love of Your eyes

fixed on mine

I wait

 

by Emma Doyle

Sept 2, 2014

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