K. Jared Hosein

Rookie - 0 Points (1986 / Trinidad and Tobago, West Indies.)

(melancholy) The Wait Is So, So Long - Poem by K. Jared Hosein

I've waited for a fish that did not bite
And for a little wind that couldn't fly my kite.
I've waited for mail that never arrived
And for fruit of a crop that never thrived.
I've waited for meetings always adjourned
And for telephone calls that were never returned.
I've waited to grow just one inch more
(But I am still just five foot four) .

I've waited for a train that was already gone
And I've waited for a baby that was never born.
I've waited for that raise that I never got,
I've waited for every have that I have not,
And I'll wait it over,
I'll wait it times ten
Rather than wait
For no one
To show for my party again.


Comments about (melancholy) The Wait Is So, So Long by K. Jared Hosein

  • (11/4/2007 9:12:00 PM)


    You are very talented great poem! (Report) Reply

    0 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
  • (11/3/2007 8:18:00 PM)


    I have never been one for waiting Jared! it is just a bloody waste of time, but no matter your height, your poems are beautifully sublime. So glad to read you again. Smiling at you, Tai (Report) Reply

  • Ernestine Northover (11/1/2007 4:08:00 PM)


    I loved this one K Jared, a great write and so well woven together. Great read. Lovely to see you back on PH. How are you? Okay I hope.
    Love and hugs Ernestine XXX
    (Report) Reply

Read all 3 comments »



Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?



Poem Submitted: Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Poem Edited: Friday, January 4, 2013


[Report Error]