Chris Cruz

Rookie (February 19,1967 / Manila, Philippines)

The Waiting Game - Poem by Chris Cruz

Time, friend or foe
I ask myself
In solitude, so maddening
In love, so fleeting

Waiting, a double edged sword
I tell myself
Hopeful to see the light
Petrified to realize the truth

A prisoner in time
I resign myself
When? I cautiously asked
Soon? No one knows

Comments about The Waiting Game by Chris Cruz

  • Linda Ori (5/6/2006 7:46:00 PM)

    Patience is a virtue that I am short on. We are all prisoners of time. It never seems to be right - either too much or too little. We run in circles like rats in a maze - bumping our heads into the wall until we decide to go another direction. Couldn't there be an easier way? Good write.
    (Report) Reply

    0 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
  • Cj Heck (12/8/2005 5:23:00 PM)

    Nice poem, Chris - thought provoking. Time is all at the same time frustratingly slow and terrifyingly fast, depending upon our point of view at the time. If you're waiting for a dentist appointment for a root canal, time goes terrifyingly fast. Yet, waiting for a birthday party, frustratingly slow.
    Well done!
    Warmest regards,
    (Report) Reply

Read all 2 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: Thursday, December 8, 2005

Famous Poems

  1. Still I Rise
    Maya Angelou
  2. The Road Not Taken
    Robert Frost
  3. If You Forget Me
    Pablo Neruda
  4. Dreams
    Langston Hughes
  5. Annabel Lee
    Edgar Allan Poe
  6. Stopping By Woods On A Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  7. If
    Rudyard Kipling
  8. Do Not Stand At My Grave And Weep
    Mary Elizabeth Frye
  9. I Do Not Love You Except Because I Love You
    Pablo Neruda
  10. Television
    Roald Dahl
[Report Error]