Perfect Moment



I am waiting for the perfect moment
to make my move and call.
I am waiting for my calendar to clear
to be able to sit for awhile.

I am waiting until I know
that we won’t be interrupted,
I don’t want my message to be
misinterpreted or corrupted.

As I wait for the perfect moment
I know the years are passing
but my courage is also growing,
expanding and amassing.

And now here I lie
on my deathbed ready to expire…
I never found the perfect moment
to which I had aspired.

13 thoughts on “Perfect Moment

  1. jazzytower says:

    I guess the perfect moment was when it first came to mind.

  2. I may rethink the “perfect time”………………

  3. Reblogged this on On the Homefront and commented:
    well written–I am rethinking the “perfect moment”….

  4. Jarrod C says:

    This really resonates with me. I lived my life like this – each part of my life was a rung on a ladder. “I can be happy when (enter in accomplishment).”

    Each accomplishment became a little harder. But I just knew if I could get to the top of the ladder, I knew I could be happy. I should have spent more time enjoying the journey rather than focusing on the destination. I learned that the hard way – at least I learned.

    Amazing work.

    • mincs1 says:

      At least you learned! πŸ™‚

      • Jarrod C says:

        Sometimes we need to go through difficult situations to be able to acquire certain tools and life lessons we need.

      • mincs1 says:

        Dear Jarrod, I didn’t see this comment until this morning and your words are just what I need to hear. I have a son who struggles with addiction. I don’t understand… He is currently “dark” meaning I have not heard from him for a couple of weeks; his pattern when he is drinking. Reading your comment this morning is a balm, thank-you.

  5. Jarrod C says:

    Reblogged this on The Haunted Lullaby and commented:
    A wonderful piece by an amazing writer.

    I’ve written on this topic often. Be sure to enjoy the journey and not just focus on the destination.

  6. Meghan says:

    Just read this today and your poem gave me chills, Mary. One of your best. Like Jarrod C I found this resonated within me, too. I am beginning to catch myself now when I think to myself, “I’ll just wait until…” Sometimes I still wait. Sometimes I don’t. It is a start.

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