V.J.’s Weekly Challenge #71: wait

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I’m in a queue,

One of those ones where the guy at the front

Wants more than the rest of us.

Each person holds his/her employment book.

We want to register,

Get our social security

Move on,

Life awaits us,

But now we are stuck in limbo.

The guy at the head of the line has a complication

He is taking time

My life is fading away

I’m aging as I stand here,

Surely there must be more staff?

The line edges one closer,

We call it the Unemployment Shuffle.

We wait and wait.

Finally, I’m released,

Outside the sun is shining,

I breathe deeply, free,

I enter the bank,

There another wait awaits me.

Such is life!



Written for: https://onewomansquest.org/2019/11/04/v-j-s-weekly-challenge-71-wait/


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14 Responses to V.J.’s Weekly Challenge #71: wait

  1. V.J. Knutson says:

    It’s never-ending at times. You write of the frustration well.

  2. Sadje says:

    That’s life. Very true.

  3. One wonders how many hours… days?… we waste standing in queues. Though is it wasted? Sure, we might be away doing something else, yet there must be a reason we’re in that queue, some benefit we hope to achieve, and without the queue, we wouldn’t acquire whatever that benefit.

  4. I’m very impatient. I hate waiting for buses, and I really hate being in queues, especially if they don’t seem to be moving…

  5. Shivangi says:

    Profoundly philosophical 👏

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