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Waiting for Quiet

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Waiting for Quiet

A waiting room should be a place
Of quiet and of peace,
Where all unnecessary noise
Should absolutely cease.

In many cases, signs announce
That cell phone use is banned,
But often there is something else
I do not understand – 

TV’s that cannot be turned off;
They’re ON and how they blare!
I’d love to try to mute them
But of course, I wouldn’t dare.

Some genius once decided
That for those who have to wait,
A television would be something
They’d appreciate.

But surely I am not alone
In wishing for some quiet
And others might agree with me – 
If they would only try it!

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  1. Date: 10/31/2013 4:21:00 PM
    Peace be still and know that I am God. Somehow when we are in the midst of caos and disturbance. God's peace just seems to kinda cease in certain circumstance. We ask ourselves what's there to gain if we get up and take a stance. I'll tell ya, give me one last chance and I'll throw em' out by the seat of their pants. Peace. Peace. Peace. :):):):):):):)

  1. Date: 10/31/2013 1:34:00 AM
    hahaha, I like the tvs but only if the channels can be changed. If you are in a tire store, you have to hear a damn football game or something!! Also i have a good filtering system. I can read a magazine and tune every other sound out!!

  1. Date: 10/30/2013 7:11:00 PM
    Yes...yes....:-) :-) :-) :-)

  1. Date: 10/30/2013 8:03:00 AM
    I am with you in this! There is so much abuse and disrespect for others in this place! A miniature hell I might call it! Excellently written, dear Ilene!

  1. Date: 10/30/2013 2:43:00 AM
    I'VE ENJOYED THE POEM. I CAN ALMOST SEE THE SCENE AND DIN OF A WAITING AREA! REGARDS, JM

  1. Date: 10/29/2013 11:23:00 PM
    Wonderful read Ilene. why is it that folk can't live without the cabbage box. If I did not have others in the family to think about, I would most surely ditch the TVs. Well done with this poem....peter

  1. Date: 10/29/2013 10:20:00 PM
    I love these poems that you come up with. You have a wonderful style all your own and I adore it. Your poems are awesome.

  1. Date: 10/29/2013 7:59:00 PM
    I concur with zeal.....that and distracting music piped in so loud one can't read a book or think. Amen. . .Great poem that offers some wise advice Ilene.