The Long Wait.


  • Spiritual

    Poem Commentary

    We are all seekers in this world and this poem speaks to that delimma.

    The Long Wait.

    Each day beckons to me as the sun rises, the coffee perks and the thought of my love still sleeping in the next room comforts me.

    I ponder the question of whether today will be the day that I finally begin to receive the answers to life’s mysteries which to this point God has chosen that I not be allowed to see.

    Why am I here? What is my purpose? Where did I come from and where will my journey end?

    Is God inside me? All around me? Or, is he watching from afar as I struggle to know, to comprehend?

    The day blossoms into soothing warmth as the sun bathes the world around me with rays that seem to emanate from heaven rather than just another glowing star.

     My mind wanders to days past filled with memories of parents, of siblings, of friends, of my loving wife, of children long since gone to continue their life’s journey from afar.

     My focus soon returns and just for an instant I await the thunderous sound of God’s voice filling the room.

     However, the moment quickly passes and I am left once again with the disappointment that so frequently looms.

    Oh well, I tell myself, maybe tomorrow God will see fit to speak if I plead, if I kneel, if I pray.

    I am hopeful, but something inside me warns me that the long wait may well continue… for yet another day.

    As the days go by and the sun rises and sets the warmth fades as does my hope for the answers I so fervently seek.

    The thought that I may never know silently but without hesitation creeps into the depths of my mind and I wonder if my faith is far too weak.

     But I ask myself, what is faith if not the desire to discover the wonders of what God has created and to question so as to better understand ones probable fate.

    So in spite of the past and with great anticipation for the future I count my many blessings and prepare anew for the continuance of the long wait.

    ©Copyright 2007 Charlie Gragg

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    infiniti commented on The Long Wait.


    Outstanding, very vivid and thought provoking I must say. This is what I call a re-read for me because it's moving me to want to really understand what the writer is feeling when he wrote this piece. So thanks for making me think and I hope u will read more of my work. Your friend in poetry, Infiniti.

    Stryx commented on The Long Wait.


    You are asking the question most all of us ask, and your conclusion is much the same as others. Still you ask. But you do it so well. As to the answer - it is often wrapped within the question.



    Thanks. Very wise words. More to be said later.

    devaamido commented on The Long Wait.


    We try too hard, Hamp...we just need to stop talking to ourselves about who we think we are, long enough to see & hear Him/Her...It's all, already here.



    Thanks and you are probably right.

    Charlie23 commented on The Long Wait.


    Interesting thought throughout this poem! Faith is sometimes a hard thing, to believe without seeing. This is a great write!



    Thank you for reading and commenting.

    dragonfly1023 commented on The Long Wait.


    thought provoking words regarding that final revelation meant only to come when our time on this earth is at its end. This is one of my favorites from you Hampton. It conveys that you are a compassionate man who shares his beliefs with a true gift for writing. kudos.



    Thank you for the kind comments.

    Poetry is either something that lives like fire inside you or else it is nothing, an empty formalized bore around which pedants can endlessly drone their notes and explanations.

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    Hampton’s Poems (111)

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    Searching 5
    The Poetess 14
    Nonsense 12
    Solitude 18
    Lame Limericks 14
    Message to Papa 15
    Young Jimmy O’Fallon 11
    The Computer From Hell 18
    Life Ain’t for Sissies 16
    The Mind In Motion 13
    The Game of Poetry 9
    Silence 55
    WordSlinger 19
    Holiday Thoughts 12
    Sweet Mary 18
    From White to Grey to Black 19
    The Reckoning 12
    And All of That Jazz 16
    Today 25
    No Offense, Just My Opinion 16
    Lucky 10
    You’re Only as Old as You Feel 13
    Saturday Night 13
    Political Change? 14
    The Female Gender 17
    I’m In Charge Here, Aren’t I? ( With Epilogue) 10
    I’m In Charge Here, Aren’t I? 7
    Remembering 11
    This Web We Weave 13
    The End 16
    The Day the Clouds Cried 16
    The Path of Life 12
    My Mother Ruth 12
    Humanities Challenge 14
    A Cowboy's Perspective 12
    July in Buda Texas 14
    The OP Poets Parade 20
    The Chatelaine 12
    Shot Through the Heart 17
    Poetry and Fine Wine 18
    The Man What Am 10
    The Final Beat of My Heart 16
    The Rainbow of Poets 19
    A Cowboy's Lament 13
    Of This World I am Not 17
    The Wee People 19
    An Evening at an Irish Pub 15
    The Scent of Love 14
    Fresh News from Buda Texas 16
    Memories of Times Past 13
    The Dance of the Poets 20
    The Confession 14
    Road to Obscurity 18
    Barbara 14
    Shadows 15
    Prescience 17
    Words That Bind 54
    Wondering 26
    New Year News from Buda Texas 13
    We Are All Witnesses 16
    Christmas 25
    A Cowboy’s Prayer 29
    The 9 ers 24
    Love Defined 27
    Tis a Time to Give Thanks 21
    More News From Buda Texas 26
    Choices 26
    News from Buda, Texas 21
    In Search of God 21
    Writers of Poems (WOPs) 26
    Out of the Darkness 15
    Visions from Within the Mist 18
    Baseball 12
    The Night Stalker 16
    The Man I Presume to be Buck 16
    The Sounds of Time 17
    The Little Man in the Green Hat 18
    Blah Blah Blah 14
    One Two Three 13
    Carpe Viam 11
    Love in the Afternoon 13
    The Moth 14
    Lost & Dungeons of the Mind 11
    The Creative Process 19
    The Truth and the Tribe 19
    The Long Wait. 19
    Feathers 26
    The Arrow 14
    Take Two Cialis and Call Me in the Morning 26
    Ghostly Images 16
    Friends 11
    Angels Without Wings 20
    The Rider 16
    Pride and Shame 18
    The Winning Poet is.... 21
    Memories 13
    Politicians 67
    Your Mailbox Is Empty 18
    God's Visit 17
    Poets and Poems 20
    Love Thy Neighbor 13
    Renewal 8
    The Roar of Silence 17
    Blessed Are These Days 4
    Time and Space 5
    Life's Journey 8
    Gift To The Fallen 16
    Hunger 21
    The Antique Shop 30