I can't wait forever

I can't wait forever

A Poem by imagwriteine

let go


Bright spots dissipate into lines,

Extending their span in the sky,

Rays of light travel further and further,

Until the space is covered with strings of light.


Images of men, women, buildings blur,

Colored shadows and forms surface,

They move like waves of water,

As people without faces.


Here I stand at crossroads,

Watching colors fly by,

And sounds and honks sweeping past,

Waiting for that focused image with chances nigh.


As garments become rags,

And black chords become grey,

I have to turn and leave this place,

I can't wait forever, though I pray.

© 2015 imagwriteine

Author's Note

Been on somewhat of a hiatus, but I'm back ~~~~
hope you'll like it :)

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Waiting for forever is like a huge ball of uncertainty. Creatively written!

Posted 8 Years Ago


8 Years Ago

Thanks for you kind words hanir!!
I read this as time passing and feeling stuck in the same spot. We come into this world with bright light, and then life moves in a blur. I think we all want something bigger than the bustle of everyday life, but all we find ourselves doing is just watching faceless and nameless people rushing around. I love the message that we can't wait forever because our time is so limited.

Great poem! Your language is not trite or boring, very original and creative.

Posted 9 Years Ago


9 Years Ago

Yep that's exactly what I wanted to say - we cannot dwell for too long as our lives are too short :D.. read more
It's really wonderful........ keep it up

Posted 9 Years Ago


9 Years Ago

Thank you for your lovely words :D
The first stanza reminds of me what it's like to squint against the night lights of a city as their bright dots becomes stretched beams the closer our lids get to one another, until they consume each other. The second stanza reminds me of confusion... faceless people, colours, blurs... The third stanza brings the stark realization that it's not coming, whatever the speaker is waiting for... and the final stanza brings the decision to leave, to let go. I was wondering if the 'black chords' was a reference to the Pearl Jam song or to the band... A nice write.

Posted 9 Years Ago


9 Years Ago

Had I read closer I would have known what you meant. It's funny how the mind takes us to that first .. read more

9 Years Ago

Haha the mind is a curious thing.
But of course writings are open to different interpretation.. read more

9 Years Ago

Amen to that!

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Added on April 12, 2015
Last Updated on April 12, 2015



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a rookie (student to be precise) who likes imaginative writings and meaningful poems, reviews on my work would be nice, thx :) more..

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