The Waiting Place…
…for people just waiting.
Waiting for a train to go or a bus to come, or a plane to goor the mail to come, or the rain to go or the phone to ring, or the snow to snow or waiting around for a
Yes or a No or waiting for their hair to grow.
Everyone is just waiting.
Waiting for the fish to bite or waiting for wind to fly a kite or waiting around for
Friday night or waiting, perhaps, for their Uncle Jake or a pot to boil, or a Better Break or a sting of pearls, or a pair of pants or a wig with curls, or Another Chance.
Everyone is just waiting.
NO!That’s not for you!
Somehow you’ll escape all that waiting and staying.
You’ll find the bright places
where Boom Bands are playing.

2 Responses

  1. Oh, this passage has been on my mind lately, and I’m so glad to reread it, having remembered it from my children’s book! It is SO relevant to the procrastinator who just can’t get off the dime, and it lists the many excuses we manufacture! The beauty of seeing it again is allowing myself to step aside and see, with humor, the futility of it all.

  2. waiting is the springboard to the rest of my journey. waiting is active participation in what is today and leaving behind yesterday, not worrying about tomorrow.

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