Waiting ain’t easy;
Tapping your feet impatiently;
The clock ticking ever so slowly;
A minute feeling like an hour;
And an hour like a lifetime;
One can only keep a good mood;
In a waiting mode when he has found;
Something to distract him in the meantime;
But waiting idly calls for anxiety;
Frustration and eventually a blowup;
Because wasting energy doing nothing;
Is as explosive as the wrath of a woman scorned;
They say, good things come to those who wait;
And great things come to those who go after them;
But what if we get the best things while we wait?
One can never call himself patient;
Until his patience has been tested;
One can’t say he’s tolerant;
When he hasn’t had his tolerance level stretched thin;
For him to come out as the bigger person;
A valuable person is worth waiting for;
So is a great opportunity worth preparing for;
A respectable position is worth working hard for;
But what attitude do we keep while we wait?
Do we grumble and work half-heartedly;
Or do we keep a cheerful mood and a hopeful mind;
That the waiting will surely pay off in the end?
Waiting for a prayer to be answered;
Could be a very challenging moment;
When every part of the body is twitching;
Anticipating for some instant results;
And yet seeing nothing happening;
Why don’t you get your praise on while you wait?
Be thankful in faith that it is already done;
Instead of annulling your prayers with doubt;
And negative thoughts and words;
Will your good news meet you at a good time?
Or will it find you already given up?
If what you’re expecting is worth waiting for;
Then why not prove it by keeping calm;
And cheerful and hopeful?
Instead of tapping your feet anxiously;
Tap it in dancing;
Instead of pacing uneasily;
Walk in confidence;
Instead of assuming the worst;
Why not believe for the best?
Your wait will soon be over.
Prepare for it.
© Josephine Amoako 2016