A Poem by Kaylee

waiting on the world

Waiting and waiting
read your books
clean up your toys
play nice with the other girls and boys

Waiting and waiting
stay poised and stay silent
wait your turn                                                                                         
raise your hand
wait until you're chosen

Waiting and waiting
to break free
to wonder 
to breath

Waiting and waiting
for the one
for fortune and for fame
to speak your mind
to call the shots
Will I ever be enough?

Waiting and waiting
on people who could care less
and on a world that is stone cold

My patience is thin
and so is my willpower
I don't have time to be a wall flower

I can't wait
I can't listen
I have to speak my mind
I have to call the shots
I haven't got the time to have patience
Will I ever be enough?

© 2014 Kaylee

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I like it. Thanks for sharing.

Posted 6 Years Ago

This poem is particularly powerful because it tugs at a thread that all of us have; the desire to be wanted and accepted by others. Most people change who they are, the way the dress, the way they talk, come to have new favorite bands and new favorite food spots as a result of this need. Your poem is dark because we see somebody who doesn't cave into that but instead chooses to face the questions head on, followed ultimately by the big question at the end. What does it really mean to excel, to fail, to disappoint, or to be simply "good enough". I think my favorite line is "I don't have time to be a wallflower." I really like that line especially.

Posted 7 Years Ago


7 Years Ago

Thank you so much! I figured I would write about how your whole life is based around waiting, that t.. read more

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Added on June 25, 2014
Last Updated on June 25, 2014
Tags: patience, time, waiting, willpower




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