Wait

Take a moment
Breathe in and breathe out
Don’t think just feel
The wind blows softly moving your hair
The night surrounds you
It holds you close
The warm air convinces you to dream
The grass beneath your bare feet relaxes you

You fade into a moment
A dream or fantasy takes you over
It lets you wonder from one end of the world to another
You see your paradise and start running for it
It looks just like you have always dreamed it would
You are tempted by it to stay here
To linger for longer then you intended

It draws you in
It wants to fulfill your desires
It wants to put your heart at rest
It wants to help you stop thinking and start feeling
You let it in
You let it envelope you

The place washes over you
You are overtaken with a strange peace
You are calm and yet excited
You are not sure whether to wait or to go looking around

Your curiosity wins and you begin your search
You eyes are overcome with the beauty of your surroundings
You are trying to take it all in at once, not wanting to miss anything
You wander around for what you think are hours
You can’t think of words to describe this place, no words can give it justice

You smell
You touch
Your eyes drink in everything around you

This place has taken you over
You don’t ever want to return from where you came from
You want to make this paradise your home

All of a sudden you see an object that somehow seems out of place
You feel like it shouldn’t be here
It’s not perfect like everything else in this place
It intrigues you

It seems to stare you straight in the face
You can’t look away from it
So you move towards it
As you come close you can make it out

It’s a stone made of glass
It doesn’t shine, not even when the sun shines on it
The design wasn’t made by a professional by rather by a child’s hand
It has an inner beauty, but yet you can’t figure out why

You touch it to see how it feels
It appears to be hard, but it is really soft
You thought it was cold, but it is really warm
This surprises you
You pick it up in your hands

A feeling washes over you
You shiver
You close your hand around the flower
This feeling takes you over
Scenes of your life flash before your eyes

You smile at times that made you happy
A tear runs down your face when sad times appear
This goes on for awhile, until your life is retold to you

You stand there stunned
Too many questions are racing through your mind then can be answered
You look down at the stone
It has shattered into a thousand pieces in your hand
You stare at it stunned knowing that you didn’t crush it
It was only sitting in your hand

You unsuccessfully attempt to put the pieces back together
The harder you try the more pieces you find
The pieces seem to break into pieces as you pick them up
This seems hopeless to you

Out of frustration, you let the pieces fall through your fingers
Tears begin to fall down your face
You feel like there is a void in your soul

You can’t explain it, but that rock felt like it was a part of you
You were hurting when you saw that it was broken into many pieces
You fought vainly to put it back together
You failed at the attempt
Now you feel empty inside

You convince yourself that was a crazy thought and continue exploring your paradise
The farther away you move from the pieces of the stone, the less you feel
You try to whistle a tune to forget what just happened
But the music feels hollow
The words of the song slowly fade in your mind

An overwhelming feeling of emptiness fills you
You try to fight it by running
You run and run until you collapse from exhaustion
Your heartbeat echoing in your ears

As you lay there a warm breeze envelopes you
You close your eyes and let it wash the emptiness away
It calms you and holds you close
It brings a strange peace to your heart and fills your heart with hope

You can almost hear a voice talk to you through the wind
It comforts you, tells you to be at peace
The painful, hateful world you live in is not your true home
This paradise filled with love and peace is your home
Let my love and peace fill you
Let my hope enable you to live and love from day to day

The voice continued to speak words that healed your heart and comforted your soul
At least it stopped
The breeze slow faded and then drifted away

You take a deep breath and sit up
You look into a beautiful sunset and tears come into your eyes
You want to live, you want to love again
But the fear and pain of rejection holds you captive

You are reminded of the feeling of peace that came with the breeze and it brings hope
It brings a renewed courage
A renewed desire to start over but to remain cautious
Your heart longs to feel
It wants to feel love surging thought it again
It misses the electricity of the moments when love was felt the strongest

You make a promise to yourself that you will feel love again
You vow that even while remaining cautious you will let yourself feel again
You will take the gifts of life and treasure them whatever and whoever they be

You look down in front of you
To your amazement, you see the glass stone
Not in pieces but in its entirety
It seems to have a glow about it
It still shines with a light of purity
But it has also taken on the beautiful colors of the sunset
It has captured them inside and holds them forever to be treasured

A smile comes to your lips
You pick up the stone
Touch it again
And a feeling of peace flows through you
It holds you as long you hold onto the stone

You realize now that even though this world had broken your heart
You had not died with it
You don’t have to die with it
You can live if you choose to live

You can still take your frail heart and
You can let yourself love
Feel
Beat
Laugh
Cry

Your world won’t end
It will only grow stronger for the love you have shared

Those around you will treasure you for your heart
They will count themselves as lucky to be called your friend
They will hate to see you go and will be eager for you to come around

This world forces us to intertwine our lives together in order to make it
This creates bonds that last for a lifetime and beyond
When a bond is broken it is devasting
When a bond is allowed to grow, it is a time of joy and excitement

Let the times of joy out-weigh the times of sorrow
Let your heart not be troubled
Think of and encourage the good in your life
And that void will slowly be overtaken

We know not how long we have on this earth
So spend that time with good friends
Make good friends out of strangers
Cherish the good times and create more good times

Note: This is my own personal and original poetry.

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3 thoughts on “Wait

  1. Amen, especially to that last paragraph!

  2. […] Wait (mysecrethiddenplace.wordpress.com) […]

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