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.
    Linda
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  • 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,
    CJ
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Poem Submitted: Thursday, December 8, 2005



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