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Life On Hold.....

Always on the verge
of what is to come.
Waiting for that feeling
of peace when it's done.

I'm holding my breath,
but I can't let it out.
No sense of release,
I can't cry, I can't shout.

This feeling of dread,
it just won't stop.
Like I'm always waiting
for the other shoe to drop.

I'm standing on the sidelines,
and my life is the game.
A no-win situation
that always ends the same.

The tension I feel
just keeps growing, and growing.
The wear and tear of this stress 
on my body is showing.

Never finding peace,
no sense of relief.
What I would give for some rest,
no matter how brief.

Waking in the morning
feeling rested, serene.
Embracing a day 
where my slate is wiped clean.

Oh, what a great day
that one would be.
A day to exhale,
and enjoy being me.

Copyright © Kirstie Fontes

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  1. Date: 6/25/2014 10:43:00 AM
    real superb piece summing up the theme so well with great rhyme too. well done, God bless, Gordon

  1. Date: 4/12/2013 9:32:00 AM
    I have a line in my head Kirstie that always returns when I feel what I think you are feeling in this poem."I am a man without wings who has a need to fly" I don't know about out there but as for right here " You are not alone unless you chose to be.Chose wisely what works for you and be bold !

  1. Date: 6/7/2012 11:41:00 AM
    When I click on one of your poems I know it will be truly amazing Kirstie. Thank you for sharing your words with us. I hope all is well with you and yours. I will stop back again soon. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 9/26/2011 8:43:00 AM
    Good mothers are heroes of a special breed.

  1. Date: 6/24/2010 1:58:00 PM
    Anxiety and stress fill our days, Kirstie. While we long for peace and serenity, there are only brief periods during which we experience such sensations. "Waking in the morning" and feeling like our slates have been wiped clean is one of those times. Excellent reflection on the quest for serenity! Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 6/24/2010 1:35:00 PM
    GREAT poem, Kirstie! NOw I SEE why my GETAWAY poem would sound appealing to you!! I do know that silent creeping feeling of dread. I have it to a small extent every time I pause to ponder our economy and the terrible situation that so many americans are in today. LUv, Andrea ps. HEy, come on over to my blog and pick yourself a flower, sweet girl!