Waiting

6 Dec

I honestly didn’t know who this man was (I’m sheltered like that) until Sara’s post exposed him here on WordPress. No, I do not live in a cave though I have often wished I did.

The thing that moved me other than his world renown photography is that Steve McCurry’s Simple Act of Waiting  told in pictures is [chillingly] what I imagined when I wrote Waiting. I seriously got goosebumps.

If you’re like me (sheltered and horrible with names) or you are lucky enough to live in a cave, that doesn’t matter – I know you will recognize his photos when you see them. Who could forget the eyes of the Afghan girl starring out from the cover of National Geographic? Who would want to? After you’ve read Waiting I hope you will check out his blog post Simple Act of Waiting. 

Waiting

For hopes that hung on a chicken bones
For hearts that lived in chains
For pods of green that died unknown
While waiting for the rain

For dreams left bare on empty prayer
For souls that wished in vain
For tears unshared in mute despair
While waiting for a change

For you and I and all mankind
For worlds where peace was slain
For faith and mind no man can bind
We wait and wait again

Poem taken from Interior Verse © 2012 available at Amazon or Barnes & Noble

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4 Responses to “Waiting”

  1. island traveler December 7, 2012 at 3:39 PM #

    This poem reflects bits of my life . Of waiting and waiting.Sometimes it comes and we smile again. Other times it doesn’t and breaks our heart. But for us long as we have breathe in us, we will persevere. Happy Holidays.

    • janna hill December 7, 2012 at 8:18 PM #

      Perseverance, the thing that makes or breaks us in the trials of this world… :)

  2. Tina Schell December 16, 2012 at 5:04 AM #

    Lovely Janna, and a nice nod to Steve McCurry- the first blog I ever followed many years ago.

    • janna hill December 16, 2012 at 5:06 AM #

      Thank you Tina. I am somewhat of a ‘late bloomer’ :)

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