Well, here I am today in the U3A Creative Writing Group!
After waiting so long to make the move.
I guess it sounds funny to think that waiting is doing something.
Maybe it is for me as I have a tendency to be waiting –
waiting for some other person to approve me or to tell me
what to do.
Do you know that after years of such waiting,
the time has come for self-approval
and to do for myself?
Now, it could be that those on whom I was waiting for approval
had already given it long ago (as my friend tells me).
All the time they were waiting for me to realise
I had been blessed.
Was all this a sign
of lack of self-worth, value, awareness, or
some other core issue waiting to be recognised
and brought to the light consciousness?
Oh no! I have not been: “…wating for ships that never come in”,
and definitely not: “…waiting around the bend, my Huckleberry friend and me.”
But now I see
the person I have been waiting for