Holding Pattern

Written by: ilene bauer

The pilot said we’d be delayed – 
A holding pattern loomed;
But being stuck in limbo
Doesn’t always mean you’re doomed.

Though opportunities might hide
When you feel mired in muck,
You’re also stopped from sliding down
And getting truly stuck.

A holding pattern simply means
You circle in the skies.
You can’t make any progress
But there’s time to improvise.

And so you do the best you can
Until the word arrives
That you’ve been cleared to land and then
Your energy revives.

At times it helps to know
A holding pattern’s what you’re in;
For when it ends you’re glad you’ve left
The rut where you have been.