4 Poems About Waiting

Life is full of waiting. Let these poems about waiting give you thoughts to consider. We hope these poems encourage you to see the positive in waiting: it can teach us patience, it can make us slow down, and it can give us something to look forward to. When waiting stay away from the negative of waiting: wishing our life away, not enjoying the moment, and not taking the time to enjoy the little things!

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  1. Waiting
    Poet: Edgar A. Guest

    I could say nice things about him
    I could praise him if I would;
    I could tell about his kindness,
    For he's always doing good.
    I could boost him as he journeys
    O'er the road of life today;
    But I let him pass in silence
    And I've not a word to say:
    For I'm one of those now waiting -
    Ere a word of praise is said,
    Or a word of comfort uttered -
    Till the friend we love lies dead.

    I could speak of yonder brother
    As a man it's good to know;
    And perhaps he'd like to hear it,
    As he journeys here below.
    I could tell the world about him
    And his virtues all recall,
    But at present he is living,
    And it wouldn't do at all:
    So I'm waiting, yes, I'm waiting,
    Till the spark of life is fled.
    Ere I raise my voice to praise him
    I must know that he is dead.

    I appreciate the kindness
    That he's often shown to me,
    And it will not be forgotten
    When I speak his eulogy.
    I should like to stand in public
    And proclaim him "friend of mine,"
    But that isn't customary,
    So I give the world no sign
    Of my love for yonder brother,
    Who has often helped me here.
    I am waiting, ere I praise him,
    Till I stand before his bier.

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  3. We Can't Wait
    Poet: Catherine Pulsifer

    We can't wait to grow up
    And do different stuff.
    We can't wait to finish school
    Oh we think that will be cool!
    We get a job, then we can't wait until Friday
    Weekends are great, our job is just okay.
    We can't wait to marry
    Then we will be happy.
    But wait, now we can't wait to have children
    Having a family is a given.
    We can't wait until we can retire
    Then we will be inspired.

    But the waiting becomes wishing
    Wishing our life away, not really living.
    Enjoy the moment, the current time
    As once it's gone you never get back your prime.
    Don't wait until tomorrow, enjoy it today
    Before you know it you will be older and gray.
    And you will regret wishing your life away.
    So don't wait,
    Today life is great.

  4. Don't wait until tomorrow, enjoy it today Before you know it you will be older and gray.
    Waiting Quotes

  5. Beneath The Snow
    Poet: Edgar A. Guest

    Beneath the snow
    That's drifting, dear.
    The violet 's waiting
    To appear.

    And so, although
    Your heart is torn,
    'Tis out of grief
    That love is born.

  6. Patience Poem
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  7. Waiting
    Poet: John Burroughs

    Serene, I fold my hands and wait,
    Nor care for wind, or tide, or sea;
    I rave no more 'gainst time or fate,
    For lo! my own shall come to me.

    I stay my haste, I make delays,
    For what avails this eager pace!
    I stand amid the eternal ways.
    And what is mine shall know my face.

    Asleep, awake, by night or day,
    The friends I seek are seeking me;
    No wind can drive my bark astray,
    Nor change the tide of destiny.

    What matter if I stand alone!
    I wait with joy the coming years;
    My heart shall reap where it hath sown,
    And gamer up its fruit of tears.

    The waters know their own, and draw
    The brook that springs in yonder height;
    So flows the good with equal law
    Unto the soul of pure delight.

    The stars come nightly to the sky;
    The tidal wave unto the sea;
    Nor time, nor space, nor deep, nor high,
    Can keep my own away from me.

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We hope these poems about waiting give you thoughts to think about. Having to wait can sometimes fill us with impatience. And then, other times, we wait until tomorrow to do something which fills us with procrastination!

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