Worth the Wait, Always

Douglas Blair 1951 (London)



Endless minutes

Waiting in August heat

Appointed corner

But no bench.

Leaning slightly

Against lamp post.

Dorothy could wait

Would wait for Bev.

Her friend would

Tote the walker

Down Main Street.

Relishing all the noises

Kids, billboards, happenings.

Unlike that apartment

Of silence, photos and missing

Fred.

Heads go up.

Distance shortening

Smiles widening.

Best of friends

Supports.

Cohorts.

Still

Still, and ever.
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Written on December 08, 2022

Submitted by dougb.72572 on December 08, 2022

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Quick analysis:

Scheme A X X X X X B A X X X X X X B
Closest metre Iambic dimeter
Characters 442
Words 98
Stanzas 15
Stanza Lengths 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1

Douglas Blair

Blogging poems since 2008. Once a lawyer in general practice. Then 32 years as Shipper in a heavy metal fabricating plant. Retired 2022. Married and father of two. Poet. Hiker. Harmonica Busker. Gospel enthusiast. Photographer. http://shootdempix.blogspot.com/ more…

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