Me, Myself and I…or is it? dVerse Meeting the Bar – Waiting….then…

waiting

I wait and I wait.

All my life I waited, gave up

Waited some more.

In train and bus depots

I sat patiently

Awaiting you.

There was this nagging itch

Inside gnawing at me

I knew there was more

But I couldn’t find it
put my finger on it.

It took sixty years

I’d long given up

Long thought of my foolish dream

As nothing more than idleness.

 

I stand before him

Dumbstruck.

He is here.

I’m the foolish girl with foolish ideas

Mumbling, bumbling a greeting

Stammering my way through conversation

Unable to look him in the eye

I stand mute.

I feel my hand held

My lips caressed

A hand rests on my cheek.

I’m enfolded into him

His strength energises me

Fear so long a constant companion

Seeps away with each passing second.

His voice enthrals me

I breathe deeply

Sinking willingly into him.

 

Written for: http://dversepoets.com/2016/02/25/me-myself-and-i-or-is-it-dverse-meeting-the-bar/

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59 Responses to Me, Myself and I…or is it? dVerse Meeting the Bar – Waiting….then…

  1. CPP says:

    Oh how beautiful Michael! Wow – breath-taking ….. I love the flow as it sweeps so smoothly …

    I stand before him
    Dumbstruck.
    He is here.
    I’m the foolish girl with foolish ideas
    Mumbling, bumbling a greeting
    Stammering my way through conversation
    Unable to look him in the eye
    I stand mute.
    I feel my hand held
    My lips caressed……

    You can feel the slight tension in the nervousness and the words …. so simple …. as in the real time moments …. and it is truly generous … this unfolding.

    Captivating Michael 😀

  2. So great that you wrote from the feminine perspective, Michael. I find that such a good exercise for us, both as writers and as poets. My 2nd novel is written from a male POV. I think most of us can relate to the waiting aspects of this…after all, don’t we spend so much of our lives waiting for “something?” Often that which we can’t even name.

  3. “It took sixty years
    I’d long given up” … glad it wasn’t too late. Also glad I didn’t have to wait that long, though I did wait a long time. Very nice

  4. Bodhirose says:

    I love that you took a female persona…so interesting to switch genders like that. I think I would have given up too though.

  5. ghostmmnc says:

    I love a happy ending! So glad she never gave up, even after sixty years, to find her true love, again. And the best feeling ever, is an enveloping hug. Wonderful!

  6. ghostmmnc says:

    Yes, they are, and like you said, you can feel the fears seeping away.

  7. kanzensakura says:

    So wonderful you wrote from the feminine persona. Waiting sixty years and finally….I so enjoy a happy ending. It is never too late for that caress. Most enjoyable read.

  8. I hear true, conditional love is well worth the wait. I’m sure her nagging itching and gnawing feeling, along with her fear and shyness will fall away. Beautiful. And of course I cried.

  9. kim881 says:

    I like the way you have taken on a female persona. The poem really touched a chord!

  10. Sanaa Rizvi says:

    Your poem took my breath away 🙂
    Beautifully penned.

    Lots of love,
    Sanaa

  11. This is beautiful, Michael!

  12. Love how it came out.. To write from the opposite sex can be such a challenge – and so said the women always have to wait…

  13. Candy says:

    a beautiful tale of waiting and not giving up

  14. Kathy Reed says:

    I’m reminded it is never too late; when it does happen it’s when one least expects it…another trite way to say ‘no one is going to come knocking at your door”…nicely written.

  15. This is reminiscent of a scene from a movie. I like that she is relieved of her insecurities in the end. A beautiful moment.

  16. Ava Hypatia says:

    I found your poem wonderfully supple and sexy. (!)

  17. Love waiting.. Love finding
    Love Living
    Finding Love
    inside Living..
    Love finding.. Love waiting..:)

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