Poem 205

Time of Waiting

This is a time of waiting.
Waiting
For a job.
Waiting
For community.
Waiting for love .
“How long must I keep waiting?”
I cry to the Lord,
“When will I be free?”
“Soon”, the Lord answers me,
“My beloved child.
Soon.”
Days turn into weeks
Weeks turn into months
Months turn into years
Still I wait.
Now each day becomes a challenge
I struggle to rise
I struggle to stay awake
I struggle not to give into the dark.
Every day I pray
Every day I cry,
“How much longer must I wait?”
I go for a walk
In the night of my soul.
The Lord speaks clearly to me,
“You have hope and love and faith.
Draw strength from these.
Keep choosing who you are.
Trust your feelings.
Stay on this path
And balance will be restored.”
Peace comes over me then
So still I wait
Knowing the time will come
For balance to be found.

Published by Devin Hogg

My name is Devin Hogg. I was born and raised in Carnarvon, Ontario, Canada. I moved to Guelph, Ontario, Canada in 2009 for university and lived here ever since. In my free time, I enjoy reading, watching TV and movies, going on long walks, swimming, and practicing Chen style Tai Chi. I love to write poetry and blog regularly about topics such as mental health, sci-fi/fantasy series, faith, sexuality, and politics.

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