Friday, December 10, 2010

Waiting...



Beloved old sled,
Hanging neglected
In the tool shed, waiting…
Like a little boy,
Longing for a sledding snow…
Like a teenager,
Longing for a break from school…
Like a weary mother,
Longing for a carefree morning…
Like an angry nation,
Longing for bygone prosperity…
Like a desperate world,
Longing for a sign that Someone
Hears the prayers of the poor…
Like a careworn writer,
Longing for a story
With a happy ending…
Will this be the day?

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15 comments:

The Bug said...

I'm waiting with you...

cosmos cami said...

As the list proceeded I was more delighted by surprise each time. This is good and anything that brings it back to writing is great to me.

kathew said...

Well written and thoughtful post.

Helen said...

One of my favorite Magpies this week .....

Gerry Snape said...

I like the thought of the angry nation...Maeve Binchy has written a thoughtful piece in todays Times about the beloved Ireland. It has been such a brief dance with success and money and now it's all gone through the floor into some rich grey-suited pockets. Well we'shall see how the hill slides away in furure!

Tess Kincaid said...

Why is it that waiting is so hard for humans? That dreaded limbo, not moving backward or forward.

Carolina Linthead said...

Tess,

The economist in my head says it's our struggle with opportunity cost: what am I missing out on while I'm waiting for whatever it is I'm waiting for.

The scientist in my head says it's "merely" the way the human brain is wired...and a large part of what drives many of us to accomplish remarkable things, for good or ill.

The psychologist in my head says it's a way of dealing with our finitude: we are all going to die and, being human, we know this, so we want LIFE and we want it NOW!

The theologian in my head is saying that we recognize our incompleteness and thus impatiently long for that which will make us whole. We want Presence and we want it now and always!

We are a hot mess, are we not?

scentofmyheart said...

I like the repetition here, it works well with your words. Good question on the end! Thanks for sharing!

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darwin said...

Absolutely wonderful!
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Berowne said...

Excellently done...

signed...bkm said...

Wonderful take...waiting, seems we are all waiting on something...bkm

NCmountainwoman said...

Beautiful!

We have our old Flexible Flyers from so many years ago waiting and waiting for grandchildren (which we don't have yet). At least they get brought out for display during the Christmas season.

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Tess Kincaid said...

Loved your scientific, psychological, theological explanation. ;^)