Anticipation

Anticipation

As the last rays of sun
stretch down to touch the earth
and the final leaf falls from the tree
I will still be here, waiting
for you and all that it is worth
 
Let the darkness come
and smother me with dread
For I will soon know
whether you will finally come
or my fear will tear me to shreds
 
A lifetime spent in anticipation
of this moment to arrive
When love be requited
and we are together at last
so my heart will revive
 
 
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

Sue Vincent's Thursday Write/Photo Challenge

Sarah is hosting tonight at D'Verse Poets and
has prompted has with poetry about waiting
D'Verse Poets - Waiting

  19 comments for “Anticipation

  1. September 18, 2019 at 1:03 am

    For I will soon know….
    or my fear will tear me to shreds

    Brilliant capture of the essence of waiting …

    • Christine Bolton
      September 18, 2019 at 1:57 am

      Thanks so much Reena!! 🙂

  2. September 18, 2019 at 1:07 am

    That is a painful waiting for requited love so one’s heart can revive.

    • Christine Bolton
      September 18, 2019 at 1:56 am

      Yes, it is! 🙂💕

  3. September 18, 2019 at 1:12 am

    A wonderful poem.

    • Christine Bolton
      September 18, 2019 at 1:56 am

      Thanks so much! 💕🙂

      • September 18, 2019 at 1:56 am

        A pleasure.

  4. September 18, 2019 at 3:49 am

    Oh, I can feel the desperation of waiting in this one. I want to reach in and tell the narrator to move on. Love it when a poem feels real like that.

    • Christine Bolton
      September 18, 2019 at 7:40 am

      Thanks Sara! I really appreciate it 🙂

  5. Rob Kistner
    September 18, 2019 at 1:11 pm

    This is well written Christine . A frustrating form of waiting. Waiting on love.

    • Christine Bolton
      September 18, 2019 at 1:55 pm

      Thank you Rob! So nice of you 🙂 Yes a wait that seems endless and likely pointless. It’s how we felt as teenagers

      • September 18, 2019 at 4:01 pm

        yes, we must have all felt exactly this way:)

      • Christine Bolton
        September 18, 2019 at 8:56 pm

        Yes for sure Sue 🙂

  6. September 18, 2019 at 3:45 pm

    I think a moment like that is worth waiting for.

    • Christine Bolton
      September 18, 2019 at 8:57 pm

      Yes Bjorn! I agree 🙂

  7. September 18, 2019 at 10:27 pm

    All I can say is I hope he shows!

    • Christine Bolton
      September 19, 2019 at 9:10 am

      Lol! Yes her should 🙂

  8. September 20, 2019 at 9:51 am

    Ah, the sweet tension really gets to me in this, moving.

    • Christine Bolton
      September 20, 2019 at 4:19 pm

      Thanks Paul 🙂

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