Why wait.??


Layers of sheets on my face,
I close my eyes,
squeezing the eye lids tight,
Amidst the random patterns,
I see a ray of light,
Almost an edge, a horizon.

Curious I am,
To see the other side,
To look beyond,
To explore the unknown.
To experience what lies over the horizon

I see smiling faces,
I see fresh thoughts,
I see tough decisions,
I see more and more trust,
I see people willing to help.
I see people at peace.

A voice wakes me up,
It wants to say something,
It wants to wake me up,
Stupid me, taking time to realize,
All it wanted to say,
Why wait for the Horizon?.

Prompt this week over at writer’s island is “horizon”, I had tough time coming up with things of hope beyond the horizon, every time I thought of something, I thought it can be done now, it can be found not, people can become now. Thats when I decided with “why wait for the horizon” theme.


26 responses »

  1. Lovely take.. I am still gathering my thoughts for the topic… ! I loved the “I see”‘s … thats what life is about.. looking at the bright side of things!! this was too good!!

    Thanks Preethi, its good to look up isn’t it 🙂

  2. I will be posting my “Over the Horizon” post soon, but for now will you…
    Okay, I am begging my pals for a bit of help today and this week. I entered a poetry contest, part of my writing goal, and am asking you pop here: http://wannabeawritersomeday.blogspot.com/2008/01/i-am-entering-poetry-contest-yikes-and.html and if you like what you read, think about following the link at the end of the post and voting for me.
    Thanks a bunch.
    Your pal, Penelope

    Thanks for the link

  3. Great poem. Visualizing peace has to make a ripple effect in the social conscience. Taking action would work better yet,

    Thanks Herb, hopefully it will work better 🙂

  4. I have to say that I loved this. My breath caught when the voice spoke – had no idea what was coming. Love it! Happy new year!!

    Thanks Tumblewords, happy new year to you too..

  5. Why wait indeed! The day is young, grab it with both hands and take the leap…adventurous and fun post, happy 08 to you.

    UL, happy 08 to you too.. and its good to take the leap isn’t it?

  6. rambler, this was a beauty..why wait indeed…i had trouble responding to this prompt because i couldn’t see beyond teh horizon…u said it so well and i guess i’m not even going to try this week…

    I too had a great difficulty in coming up with a post for this prompt. I am still not so happy with this.

  7. Isn’t it the truth, that all too often we put things off? Whether looking at random patterns through the sheets or starting a project to fulfill a goal – too often we procrastinate, searching for a sign that the time is right. When in fact, we just have to begin.

    I always do the mistake of putting off things and then blaming it on something, which has not yet happened. so why wait, why not begin 🙂

  8. wonderful thoughts to wake up to..how does one be a part of writers island ?

    Thanks Backpacker, you just need to write to be part of writer’s island, you can follow the link, it has more info.

  9. I love the theme of “Carpe Diem”…and I also liked the line “Curious I am” (made me think of Yoda) 🙂

    Chiclegirl, Carpe Diem is great isn’t it?. Yoda?? why Yoda?

  10. bonjour
    had me going in a completely different direction…….thinking of the other side… but then well …….you woke up …..
    …but then why wait …that set the wheels rolling ……

    Bonjour madame.
    why wait when we can do it now 🙂

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