5.29.2012

Our Time

How rude it is to keep beauty waiting
I guess I’m hesitant to get lost in amazing

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It seems strange, this waiting game
I know you will change me
and I know it will be for the better
I shouldn’t be afraid of progress
I shouldn’t overthink
something, someone
that is permanently imprinted
into my thought process
These thoughts and feelings
will eventually evolve into actions
I’ve become complacent in my patience, though
and I guess the answer to this lovely riddle
is a question:
What are we waiting for?

It’s time we realized it’s our time.

58 comments:

  1. smiles...i know the feeling on the waiting game...and making sure it is the right time can be so frustrating...i def think you both have to be ready though or who is to say it will last...smiles. nice verse man.

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    1. Very true, Brian. As always, thank you for your input and support.

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  2. yeah...there comes the point when you just know it's the right time..and when both think it is...go for it..smiles

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  3. I think I know what you are saying and I believe that the attitude to time and when to claim it, changes from one generation to the next. In fact it often skips one generation, which is caught between the preceding and the following one. If that makes sense.

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    1. Would you mind expanding on that, Aprille?

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  4. 'what are we waiting for'...this line alone in the overall scheme of this great poem just added such weight...I related to this- I'm sure I've been here...had these thoughts...damn....your heartbeat when you go for it...a feeling difficult to capture- but you got it down here for sure

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    1. Definitely spikes the pulse. But feeling our own heart beat is how we know we're alive. Thanks for stopping by.

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  5. Interesting--the waiting game--sometimes I wait just because the time to act doesn't feel right yet--other times, it feels wrong to not act--difficult to judge really--you capture the ambivalence well I think--nicely done!

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    1. It is difficult to decipher. Thank you for the visit!

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  6. Excellent job organizing these thoughts into poetry, very nicely done. Thanks

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  7. Sometimes, you just know, when you know and there is no hesitation, no doubt, you just ...act.
    Lovely prose. :)

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    1. I'm known to overthink everything, but yes, you are right. It's rewarding when those spontaneous actions pan out. Thank you for stopping by.

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  8. Alex...this is wonderful. We risk losing so much if we don't risk it all eh? Funny the games we can play, the denial we can fabricate. Synchronicity, those things that are meant to be, can never be treated as though they're not...really enjoyed this and where it lead my mind to wander...great stuff!

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    1. Too true - it's almost more of a gamble not to gamble at all. Thank you for stopping by, Natasha.

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  9. I thought your question, what are we waiting for, thought provoking ~ It really depends if you want to grab the moment or not ~ It's a choice ~

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    1. Yes, life is an endless series of choices. Thank you for stopping by.

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  10. This poem rolled off my tongue.... God this is so GOOD! Thanks for sharing it! The question at the end was extremely poignant... what ARE those two waiting for?

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    1. You know, I wish I knew. Thank you for the visit and the kind words, Robert.

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  11. i thought it was the other way around, that beauty keeps everyone else waiting... ;)

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    1. There's two sides to everything, and sometimes more so :) Thanks for stopping by.

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  12. clearly and cleanly written... (always move for beauty) ~jane

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    1. Thank you for the visit and the kind words, Jane.

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  13. "I guess I’m hesitant to get lost in amazing"

    Yes, it's your time... go, get lost... it's always worth the journey.

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  14. Alex, all I can say is...once upon a time ago, I was 21. And I "went for it" (actually, long before age 21--grin!). So. Though you did not ask for advice, but DID ask a question, I say GO FOR IT! WHATEVER "IT" IS!

    We have invented time so that it does NOT wait. So why should we? OK? Keep writing, it is good, and will get even better (If ya don't "wait"!!!)
    PEACE, young man!

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    1. Advice is always accepted, especially from you, Steve. Time was invented so we could invent our own, you're right. Thanks for the visit and the input.

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  15. This piece is so well thought - love that phrase - hesitant to get lost in amazing ... I like the air that this is choice and not swept away on passion. Very nice to read. Pam

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    1. That's honestly my favorite line, too. Glad you like it. It's usually best to not let emotions overpower intelligence, but at other times it is. Knowing when to do so is the choice we have to make. Thanks for stopping by, Pam.

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  16. Sometimes it is indeed about doing. There's always a bit of risk, but that's what makes like wonderful. More people should ask themselves that question: what are we waiting for?
    And then jump right in.
    Great poem.

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    1. Agreed, wholeheartedly. Thank you for stopping by.

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  17. Indeed! What are we waiting for!!!
    This is so enchanting... could relate to it for I kept saying this to someone (not anymore). It just made me smile!

    Well done my friend
    hugs xoxoxo

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  18. Great thoughts spoken well, Alex. I love poems that come straight from the heart!

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    1. This definitely came from the heart. Thank you for the visit and the nice comment.

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  19. I don't often like non rhyming poems, but this was great! Seriously, what ARE we waiting for?! :P

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    1. There's a little rhyming in this one, but not too much. Glad you liked it, though. Thank you for the kind words.

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  20. I remember the times I struggled with these things. There is a complacency that settles into a relationship, but that might be deceiving. It takes a while for each person to reveal his/her true feelings. Rushing might not be best, nor waiting too long. They say (and I still don't know) it happens when it should. Loved the poem.

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    1. I don't know either, but I very much appreciate your advice. Thanks for the read.

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  21. Very tender poem...I guess I've just 'known' when the time was right...a gut feeling for me... but it's been a while since I was 21 ...smiles :)

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  22. this is cute Alex and beutifully woven words!

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  23. We've all been there before. I feel for you and know it's tough.

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    1. I appreciate it, Frank. Thanks for stopping by.

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  24. I often wonder why it is we play the waiting game...what are we...what am I afraid of?

    Good question to ask ourselves so we can move forward.

    Thank you for putting it so well.

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    1. Yes, progression is the key. Thanks for the visit & the kind words, Joanne.

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  25. Sometimes the waiting leads to a more splendid outcome...

    Wonderful thoughtful words Alex.

    Anna :o]

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    1. I sure hope you're right. Thank you for the visit and the kind words, Anna :)

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  26. OMG! That last line just jumped out and spoke to me! Thanks!

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  27. Too, beautiful. I love you, Alex.

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