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Watching and Waiting

November 24, 2013
By booklover303 SILVER, Morgan Hill,
booklover303 SILVER, Morgan Hill,
8 articles 5 photos 39 comments

Favorite Quote:
"School days are the unhappiest in the whole span of human existence. They are full of dull, unintelligible tasks, new and unpleasant ordinances, with brutal violations of common sense and common decency." -Henry Louis Mencken

The dusty ground below me,
The aqua sky above.

Down in the valley,

are fields of clover.
I watch and I wait,

I wait and I watch.
Birds fly in the aqua sea,

wheeling around in circles.

Suddenly the sky goes dark,

and the birds fly away.
They're watching and They're waiting,

They're waiting and They're watching.
A gloom settles over the land,

and it all goes quiet.

Over the glittering sun,

comes a circle of black.
It watches and It waits,

It waits and It watches.
After several minutes,

the light returns.
Eventually the birds come back,

and resume their song.
The eclipse came and went,

and all is back to normal.
I watched and I waited,

I waited and I watched.

The author's comments:
Well, one day in Spanish class I got really and I mean REALLY bored. When I was looking back at the clock, a cloud passed over the sun and caused it to darken everything outside, and that lead me to write this.

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Hanban12 ELITE said...
on Jun. 14 2015 at 10:55 pm
Hanban12 ELITE, Lake Worth, Florida
133 articles 7 photos 631 comments

Favorite Quote:
"If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put foundations under them."
Henry David Thoreau

"I fell in love the way you fall asleep; slowly, and then all at once."
John Green

I love this poem, it's got such a nice rhythm to it, and I love the repetition. You really have a knack for putting emotion into your writing. Keep it up and don't stop!

on Jul. 26 2014 at 7:34 pm
EmilytheBelleofA. DIAMOND, Athens, Georgia
81 articles 5 photos 1486 comments

Favorite Quote:
To love is to be vulnerable; Triumph is born out of struggle; We notice shadows most when they stand alone in the midst of overwhelming light.

This is AMAZING. So good. That's all I can say. Keep on, please. And thank you for sharing this!

on Jul. 13 2014 at 3:53 pm
Popcornjazz SILVER, Gahana, Ohio
5 articles 0 photos 35 comments

Favorite Quote:
Live life while you can

i like how you put your imagination out there!

on Jan. 19 2014 at 3:20 pm
Alawicious GOLD, Emerald Isle, North Carolina
10 articles 0 photos 1 comment

Favorite Quote:
I am confused by life, but I feel safe within the confines of the theater.

Your poem is great! I sometimes get inspritation from the things I see. I got inspiration from going NYC! You are a phenomenal writer.