patience

Waiting On A Woman

WAITING ON A WOMAN

“I’m almost
done…
I’ll be right there,”

she proclaimed,
as
she washed her hair.

He waited
for
her, patiently,

for what seemed
an
eternity.

An hour passed,
she
was done at last.

“See? I can
get
ready SO fast!”

Whether a
fib
or if she’s slow?

It’s a good
thing
he loves her, so.

2014-06-05
P. Wanken 

Written for Creative Bloomings Prompt #157: Bold Face Lie. As further inspiration, I also used the title of a song sung by Brad Paisley as the title of this poem.

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Six Word Saturday…5/4/13

 

Flexibility, patience, understanding…I’m still learning.

  

Written for “Six Word Saturday”…click here to go to Cate’s blog to read how others describe their life in six words. Posted for day 63 in 100 Days of Spring – 2013.

Unwind

 

Special Note:  I’m celebrating week #104 in a row of writing to the prompts at The Sunday Whirl — that’s right, two full years without missing a week! Thanks, Brenda, for the weekly inspiration!

   

UNWIND

Upon reaching the threshold
of her limits, for the ninth time,
a slight sigh escaped her lips;

with all her might, she drew
her sword. Skeptical of her own
control, yet bold in her effort,

she plunged the sword deep
into his heart (as she had often
imagined before). Tears saturate

her broken heart once again.

2013-04-13
P. Wanken

 

Inspired by The Sunday Whirl #104: saturate, control, bold, unwind, sword, often, skeptical, slight, might, sigh, ninth, and threshold. Posted for day 43 in 100 Days of Spring – 2013.

 

To (Un)Tie The Knot

 

TO (UN)TIE THE KNOT

At the QuickChek Festival of Ballooning/Photo credit RJ Clarken

tethered
I wait
watching
the horizon
for you to come

somewhere
you must be
waiting too

one of us
needs to
untie the knot
let the winds
carry us
to the other

shall I?
or will you?

2012-08-06
P. Wanken

 

Posted for Day 33 at “100 Days of Summer” for the theme expression:  “tie the knot.”

The photo was an image prompt at Flashy Fiction. I’ve included the link here, even though I didn’t use the photo to write Flash Fiction.

Also shared at dVerse Poets Pub Open Link Night #56.