Waiting This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

January 20, 2011
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Most of our lives are spent waiting.
For lunchtime,
For birthdays,
For the end of a school day,
For happiness.

We wait and wish,
Hoping that time will speed up,
That life will become easier somehow.

In the midst of all the waiting,
We stop and look around.
We see what we have,
And realize it will all be gone someday.

Armed with our knowledge of the future,
We smile and know we are ready to face it head on,
Aware that our waiting has paid off.

We understand,
And see the world as it truly is;
A gift worth waiting for.

This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.

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Mr. M said...
Aug. 18, 2011 at 1:34 am
Alyse,  Your free verse shows a level of maturity beyond your years.  I love your writing.  Please keep at it.  Can't wait to see your next efforts.  Mr. M
monahanz said...
Feb. 4, 2011 at 9:30 pm
Beautiful poem, Alyse!  Great job!
mrs.moniz said...
Feb. 4, 2011 at 3:48 pm
Beautiful,Alysse! such an important rmessage to convey!
srenkenberger said...
Feb. 4, 2011 at 8:59 am
Very well said, Alyse! You are a beautiful writer and your maturity is shown in this poem.
bcoupeann said...
Feb. 3, 2011 at 10:21 am
What a beautiful piece.  You are very talented, and wise beyond your years.  Keep it up!!
atlfanatic123 said...
Feb. 2, 2011 at 8:27 pm
I love this so much Alyse! Great job <33
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