Submit Your Poems
Get Your Premium Membership
Quote of the Day

Quote Left"The harder you work, the luckier you get."Quote Right

by Gary Player

  |  Comment

See and share Beautiful Nature Photos and amazing photos of interesting places

The Wait

Alex W. Avatar  Send Soup Mail  Block poet from commenting on your poetry

Below is the poem entitled The Wait which was written by poet Alex W.. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

Read Poems by Alex W.

Best Alex W. Poems

+ Fav Poet

The Wait

Sitting in these uniform white 
halls…
Waiting for that dreaded 
bacterial call...
Each time just another Everest 
height fall…
Running out of time, just trying 
to cling to our pain,
Every filthy prolonging lie like a 
sterile acid rain,
Praying that before your clock 
chimes, God unlocks your 
chains
Every tornado twist of my heart 
like a tsunami’s initial rain of 
relief,
Just giving way to one more 
catastrophic hurricane of my 
grief
The times my heart doesn’t 
shatter with selfish love are 
brief,
Nurse’s news ravaging our 
souls, trying to turn you to the 
church, 
Before you expire into infection, 
through purgatory gates you 
lurch
A way to get that closure, to 
have found sanity in my love to 
end my search,
Just the thought, to my 
tattered heart like a mercury 
stake,
Snatching you from demon’s 
and angel’s arms, I insist it’s all 
a mistake,
But I know inside, their current 
plan for us is just to harshly 
take…

**Dedicated to Paul Hellewell**

Post Comments

Please Login to post a comment
  1. Date: 8/2/2012 12:36:00 AM
    alex... Congratulations with your awesome win in Susan's waiting contest... what a WAIT..lol ;-) ~xox PD

  1. Date: 8/1/2012 2:05:00 PM
    Congratulations on your placement in Susan's "Wait" contest Alex. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 7/31/2012 7:54:00 AM
    congrats on your superb win,alex.. :) huggs!

  1. Date: 7/31/2012 1:42:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win Alex xx

  1. Date: 7/31/2012 12:40:00 AM
    Congrats on your big win Alex...well done!!!

  1. Date: 7/30/2012 6:46:00 PM
    So powerfully emotional, Alex! Congrats on your wonderful win with this superb dedication! Love and Blessings, Rhonda

  1. Date: 7/30/2012 3:01:00 PM
    Well done! Congratulations on your win. As ALways, Shar

    W. Avatar Alex W.
    Date: 7/30/2012 3:13:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you so much!
  1. Date: 7/30/2012 2:51:00 PM
    Alex congrats on your win, great dedication, I like..David

    W. Avatar Alex W.
    Date: 7/30/2012 3:13:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you
  1. Date: 7/30/2012 2:33:00 PM
    A very heartfelt write. Congratulations on your win. Love, Suzette

    W. Avatar Alex W.
    Date: 7/30/2012 3:13:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you
  1. Date: 6/19/2012 2:15:00 PM
    Thank y'all so much for the congratulations!

  1. Date: 6/19/2012 2:08:00 PM
    Congrats on your featured poem, Alex!! <3

  1. Date: 6/19/2012 6:52:00 AM
    Congratulations on your featured poem this week Alex. Love, Carol