Sandi Holland

Awareness - Poem by Sandi Holland

Oh, let us savor this beginning
So sublime,
And rush not
As excitement weighs heavily
Upon our minds.
Yet, we must not hesitate
To answer the soft
And gentle awareness,
Of intense and increasing closeness.
For to surrender is to
Keep desire alive.
And if I should die before we kiss,
Happy I will be
Anticipating the bliss.
For the joy of waiting is great.

Poet's Notes about The Poem

Sometimes we miss the beautiful, quiet excitement of an experience by rushing headlong into it. And then it is gone, and never will that point in time be passed again. It can never be gotten back. And much is lost through not waiting, and contemplating.

Comments about Awareness by Sandi Holland

  • (6/7/2016 10:21:00 PM)

    This poem blows my mind. For to surrender is to keep desire alive. What words can do to one's mind, and you have that power to captivate one's mind. Anticipation! (Report) Reply

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  • Sj Holland (3/8/2014 4:27:00 PM)

    I will be replying at a poem of the commentor. Thanks. (Report) Reply

  • Howard 'the motivational poet' Simon (2/26/2014 8:46:00 PM)

    The power of patience is here excellently express. Well done my friend. (Report) Reply

  • Sj Holland (10/28/2013 7:37:00 AM)

    Thanks for reading Patricia and Roseann. As you both said, savor sweet moments because those are the ones that are most meaningful. (Report) Reply

  • (10/25/2013 10:42:00 AM)

    Great poem on being aware of the little moments we accidentally let slip through our fingers
    the joy of waiting is great. So very true in most moments in life that are meaningful. Thank
    you for sharing. RoseAnn
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  • Patricia Grantham (8/23/2013 5:07:00 PM)

    That is the problem with everyone nowadays. Nobody wants to wait everyone
    seems to be in a rush and not going anywhere. Love takes time and should not
    be rushed along. One should take the time and savor the sweet moments.
    A lovely write.
    (Report) Reply

  • Sj Holland (8/14/2013 5:16:00 PM)

    @Khairul Ahsan
    Thank you so much. I see you enjoy reading the notes, lol. I'm glad your day was brightened by my poem.
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  • Khairul Ahsan (8/13/2013 10:55:00 PM)

    And much is lost through not waiting, and contemplating.
    So wonderfully explained by this foot note!
    For the joy of waiting is great.
    We are prone to miss this joy by 'rushing headlong'. So beautifully portrayed!
    The day is begun with a nice, well poised poem. Thank you.
    (Report) Reply

  • Sj Holland (8/9/2013 1:35:00 PM)

    @Jesus James Llorico
    Hi my friend, glad to see you. I think we CAN wait until death. It's a choice, that only the person can make,
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  • Jesus James Llorico (8/9/2013 7:58:00 AM)

    The beauty of waiting and contemplating is truly great when it is
    the one you love, and you can wait no matter how long. A very
    lovely poem.
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  • Sj Holland (8/8/2013 9:23:00 PM)

    @Gajanan Mishra
    Thanks for reading and commenting.
    (Report) Reply

  • Gajanan Mishra (8/8/2013 9:10:00 PM)

    joy of awaiting is great, good write. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, August 8, 2013

Poem Edited: Wednesday, August 28, 2013

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