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Waiting for You

It was that beautifully bright spring morning
when I was waiting for you,
under a light blue, sun-stained, breathless sky,
taking in the violet view

Of foxgloves nervously brought into bloom
and grass weighed down by early dew.
A young couple holding hands passed me by
while I was waiting for you.

They talked and laughed and glowed, enough to blind
with envy of wanting too
but I kept looking, it hardly mattered,
since I was waiting for you.

Caught off guard by a fumble in the trees,
a dove flew into vision.
I was an unassuming spark amidst
her tender firework show.

Giving promise of technicolour dreams
and life in pink, fresh and new,
she lured me in, tempted my racing heart
when I was waiting for you.

And suddenly, when I looked up at her,
a rush of cool breeze blew through
like a shot, swept the hair from out my eyes
as I was waiting for you.

Seeing an enhanced world for the first time,
lost, and found, and lost again.
Wilting and thriving,
bathing and drowning,
flying and falling
all at once in your beams of summer light.

Like a lull in an eternal ocean
there was nothing I could do,
because all this time I hadn’t known it.
I had been waiting for you.

About this poem

This is a poem about an idea I had whilst out on a walk that I felt like I just needed to write down in some way. This is my first poem. It is about the moment of finding the person you have been waiting for your entire life, whether it be love at first sight or a more gradual realisation.

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Submitted by mattnolan03 on February 23, 2022

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Scheme aBcb xbcb xbxb xdxx xbxB xbxb xxaaax dbxb
Closest metre Iambic tetrameter
Characters 1,180
Words 246
Stanzas 8
Stanza Lengths 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 6, 4

Matthew Nolan

I wouldn't personally regard myself as a poet, at least not yet. I'm currently a student at Durham University and use writing as a way to escape and get down my thoughts and feelings. more…

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