Waiting for My Time

May 2, 2012
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I sit by the window in my room
One that I share with many others
I see children come and go as time goes by
It does not bother me when they come for I know
How they feel—afraid
They’re afraid that they will never leave this house
And get adopted by someone who will
Love and care for them unconditionally
I’m much bothered though
When they pack their bags and go
To a home that they can call their own
All I feel is envy and hatred
Towards them—the lucky ones
For I am much older and I don’t know
If my time will ever come
All I can do is sit here and wait
Wait for my time
When I will get the news that someone
Wants me, to love me, and care for me
I hope that time comes soon though
Because no one is destined to live forever
No one wants someone too old
For they have a mind of their own
I’m waiting for my time
When they come and take me away
And free me from the agonizing fear
That I will stay here forever
And die alone

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PeNfReAk10 said...
May 18, 2012 at 5:34 pm
BekkaGoodwin replied...
Jun. 1, 2012 at 9:42 am
Thanks for taking your time and commenting!
Lizzie_Love said...
May 17, 2012 at 7:59 pm
I really like it! Its so sad though.
BekkaGoodwin replied...
May 18, 2012 at 5:27 pm
Thank you!
maddyhatter said...
May 17, 2012 at 7:54 pm
so sad when i grow up i'm going to adopt an older child because of this poem
BekkaGoodwin replied...
May 18, 2012 at 5:29 pm
Really!?  That makes me really happy! Thanks for commenting! :D
Forever-Wishing said...
May 17, 2012 at 7:48 pm

This poem is fantastic, although sad...


BekkaGoodwin replied...
May 18, 2012 at 5:29 pm
Thank you SO much!
missemily16 said...
May 11, 2012 at 2:30 pm
Wow! thanks Bekka for such a thoughful and wonderful poem... this really does make a persone grateful to God for what he gives us.
laurenmay123 said...
May 11, 2012 at 11:17 am
Oh, the ending here was really sad :/ I love the tone of this poem: really gloomy and reflective. The only problem I have (though this is just my opinion) is that I like my poems a little vague; I like finishing a poem and still being unsure of what I just read. But this is simply my taste. Other than that, your rythum was good, word choice was good, and tone was great! Good job :)
rebeccaquill123 replied...
May 11, 2012 at 11:20 am
Thank you so much!
abbyrose said...
May 9, 2012 at 10:06 am
this is soooo  awesome becky! your really really good at writing poems (= i loved it!
BekkaGoodwin replied...
Jun. 1, 2012 at 9:43 am
Awwww thank you! :D
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