Wednesday, November 11, 2009

On the F

it's nice to see the light at the end of the tunnel
it brightens my face with a smile
it whispers in my ear
'you're going places'

it doesn't matter how long I've waited
five minutes or a lifetime
that light brings with it a sense of relief
i'm going home today

...waiting for the future
it is the ending of something old
and the beginning of something new 
the hope of something wonderful

that light brings with it... possibility
wait for it... wait
don't grow impatient
for impatience causes accidents, dilemma and fear

be not afraid of the light
but never run towards it
just wait...
until the light comes to you

don't let the future get the best of you
curiosity may allow your foot to slip
when it slips
you will fall

and the light you've  yearned for most
has passed over you and left you behind
to wonder what you did wrong
and ask why you did not wait

so if I may remind you
if you miss this light, there is another
for there are always lights
coming and going the rest of your life

some might go east, some may go west
but whichever way you're headed
don't fret
there's a light meant just for you

to take you home
to lead you somewhere

 out of all the lights
on all days of the week
i most enjoy waiting for the F

it reminds me of a Future
still waiting to be discovered
and all i must do... is... wait


Inspired by the F train in NYC
copyright © 2005 by Ellie Kings
*photo by Sam Oakes

20 comments:

Susan R. Mills said...

Your poetry is so beautiful. I love coming here to read it. It's always touching, thought provoking, and well written. Thank you so much for sharing it with us.

Tamika: said...

This is one of my favorites, including the picture! You have a powerful way with words.

"wait for it...wait"

My husband says this all the time, I love it.

Tabitha Bird said...

Lovely! Thanks for sharing :)

If only we could always see that light at the end of the tunnel.

Jody Hedlund said...

Beautiful poem, Ellie! You have a very artistic way with words!

Kristen Torres-Toro said...

Beautiful!

~Ellie Kings~ said...

Susan~ thank you for your sweet words. That's what I was aiming for... welcoming!

~Ellie Kings~ said...

Tamika~ yes, waiting is always so hard to do... we just need to master our patience!

~Ellie Kings~ said...

Tabitha~ we will always see the light at the end of the tunnel, hon. Didn't they tell you? Some tunnels are longer than others! hugs9

~Ellie Kings~ said...

Thank you Jody & Kristen! Nice to know my work appreciated.

Veronica Barton-Dean said...

I love that. All of the sets containing such inspiring words. You could take a piece out of it anywhere and use it.

Alexandra Garland said...

Ellie,
Your words are so inspiring!!Beautiful! I like most: "a Future still waiting to be discovered"
-Alex

~Ellie Kings~ said...

Veronica~ I hadn't thought of that. Thanks!:)

~Ellie Kings~ said...

Alex~ Thanks sweetie, that's one of my favorites too. hugs~

DreamDancer said...

Ellie, this poem is incredible... love it! wait for it, wait.. I love that.

Ellie, thank you dearly for your inspiring comments on my recent posts. Your kind words are endearing and thought provoking. I appreciate you :)

~Ellie Kings~ said...

Thank you Dream for your sweet words. I just wanted you to know the light is getting closer... wait for it... you'll see that everything will come together for you like the pieces of a puzzle. Big Hugs~

SarahA said...

There is light within your words written but I am thinking, this waiting business is not a good idea. So much can happen in 'waiting'

~Ellie Kings~ said...

SarahA... I know sweetie. Waiting is always the hard part in life. May your waiting be a little shorter, may your train come in 5 minutes early. :)

Mark said...

We are the light which we seek. Follow your light!

Great writing.

Lori said...

Oh, Ellie, beautiful, beautiful poem. Wait for the light to come, don't run to it; impatience causes accidents, dilemma and fear--wow. It is so inspired and true. Beautiful, Ellie.

~Ellie Kings~ said...

Thanks Lori, to think my muse was a train! :) Hope this gave you a little hope!