Waiting for the moment of truth,
I look out from the heavy curtain at the crowd,
Waiting, Listening for the next poet,
I uncover myself as I walk quietly onto the stage,
Waiting for the denial of the crowd, I sit on the stool,
I look into their hungry, calm eyes,,
Waiting intently, wondering what I will recite,
Watching me to begin, hanging on every breath,
Each judging me, compared to another who sat before,
Waiting to be inspired by the rhythm I speak,
Wishing for me to open up and pour out my heart,
Waiting to know me, my every thought, fear, heartache,
as I begin, they move to the edge of their seats,
Waiting for the message encrypted deep within this poem,
I pour out my heart, every aching emotion thrown into this one poem,
Waiting for their reaction, what will they do,
What will they think of this verbal art I share with them,
Waiting until finally I see it, so small, but so grand,
A tear comes to the eyes of one in the crowd,
Waiting to fall on the small, delicate cheek,
Slowly and intimately it creeps down to her jaw,
Waiting, pondering on it’s very next move,
Should it take the journey into this world, or not,
Waiting there, I see it jump away from her skin,
Leaping like a lion, with such precision and grace,
Waiting to catch the eye of its unsuspecting prey,
So that it then it may have the chase of it’s life,
Waiting there on my stool, with sweaty shaky hands,
I see river’s of tears falling, oh so slowly, then leaping,
Waiting for their individual journeys through this world,
The crowd waits for my next word,
Waiting in vain, they sit at the edge of their seats,
For I am done, it is time for my departure,
Waiting until maybe this dream will become my reality.



Greenville, United States

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I am waiting to experience the reality of the whole experience.

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