Waiting for My Time

May 2, 2012
By BekkaGoodwin BRONZE, Haddonfield, New Jersey
BekkaGoodwin BRONZE, Haddonfield, New Jersey
2 articles 0 photos 42 comments

Favorite Quote:
"We are so accustomed to disguise ourselves from others that in the end we become disguised to ourselves." -Francois de La Rochefoucauld


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


The author's comments:
I wrote, "Waiting for My Time," in hopes that it would help others’ become aware of how horrible it can be for a child, especially an older one, to have to go through several foster homes before getting adopted, or more often, not. Comments and ratings are very much appreciated. Thank you!

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on Jun. 1 2012 at 9:43 am
BekkaGoodwin BRONZE, Haddonfield, New Jersey
2 articles 0 photos 42 comments

Favorite Quote:
"We are so accustomed to disguise ourselves from others that in the end we become disguised to ourselves." -Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Awwww thank you! :D

on Jun. 1 2012 at 9:42 am
BekkaGoodwin BRONZE, Haddonfield, New Jersey
2 articles 0 photos 42 comments

Favorite Quote:
"We are so accustomed to disguise ourselves from others that in the end we become disguised to ourselves." -Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Thanks for taking your time and commenting!

on May. 18 2012 at 5:34 pm
PeNfReAk10 PLATINUM, Chino Hills, California
22 articles 3 photos 25 comments

Favorite Quote:
When life hands you lemons, take the seeds and plant them.

Interesting.........

on May. 18 2012 at 5:29 pm
BekkaGoodwin BRONZE, Haddonfield, New Jersey
2 articles 0 photos 42 comments

Favorite Quote:
"We are so accustomed to disguise ourselves from others that in the end we become disguised to ourselves." -Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Thank you SO much!

on May. 18 2012 at 5:29 pm
BekkaGoodwin BRONZE, Haddonfield, New Jersey
2 articles 0 photos 42 comments

Favorite Quote:
"We are so accustomed to disguise ourselves from others that in the end we become disguised to ourselves." -Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Really!?  That makes me really happy! Thanks for commenting! :D

on May. 18 2012 at 5:27 pm
BekkaGoodwin BRONZE, Haddonfield, New Jersey
2 articles 0 photos 42 comments

Favorite Quote:
"We are so accustomed to disguise ourselves from others that in the end we become disguised to ourselves." -Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Thank you!

on May. 17 2012 at 7:59 pm
Lizzie_Love SILVER, Sanford, Florida
8 articles 0 photos 15 comments

Favorite Quote:
Happiness is not something you postpone for the future; it is something you design for the present.
-Jim Rohn

I really like it! Its so sad though.

on May. 17 2012 at 7:54 pm
madlinejoy SILVER, Deale, Maryland
5 articles 0 photos 65 comments

Favorite Quote:
let go and let God
"Love is not an emotion but a choice"

so sad when i grow up i'm going to adopt an older child because of this poem

on May. 17 2012 at 7:48 pm
Forever-Wishing GOLD, N\A, Rhode Island
19 articles 0 photos 16 comments

Favorite Quote:
"There is no time to be timid, you must be bold, daring!"

This poem is fantastic, although sad...

 


missemily16 said...
on 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.

on May. 11 2012 at 11:20 am
BekkaGoodwin BRONZE, Haddonfield, New Jersey
2 articles 0 photos 42 comments

Favorite Quote:
"We are so accustomed to disguise ourselves from others that in the end we become disguised to ourselves." -Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Thank you so much!

on May. 11 2012 at 11:17 am
laurenmay123 GOLD, Chico, California
15 articles 0 photos 6 comments

Favorite Quote:
"History doesn't repeat itself. Perhaps it..rhymes."

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 :)

abbyrose said...
on May. 9 2012 at 10:06 am
this is soooo  awesome becky! your really really good at writing poems (= i loved it!


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