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  Waiting in the Wings
by Graham whittaker
Thursday, August 16, 2007
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This is not a poem. It's a song I had in me, but as I'm not a musician, it's a NAKED poem.


WAITING IN THE WINGS


 


Been writing you a love song


Been doing it for years,


A song about my feelings that would


Move you right to tears…


 


But when I found the courage


And my fingers hit the keys


The only words that I could find…


The only words were these…


 


CHORUS


Waiting in the wings


I’ve been waiting in the wings


Years and years of waiting


While you did other things


I never wanted anything


I never hoped for more


‘Cos you belonged to someone else


But that was all before


 


Well things are different baby


And your first love let you down


You lean on me and need me now


And things have turned around


 


Your life was safe and so secure


Twenty years of steady


But then the whole thing blew apart


And you, my love weren’t ready


 


 


CHORUS


Waiting in the wings


I’ve been waiting in the wings


Years and years of waiting


While you did other things


I never wanted anything


I never hoped for more


‘Cos you belonged to someone else


But that was all before


 


 


 


 


Now you know just how it feels


To live with things unstable


Your life has no direction…


Your cards blown off the table


 


Things can change so instantly…


The blinking of an eyelid


You face the things that you did


And I face the things that I did


 


She’s gone now babe – she’s left you


It’s both her fault and yours


And I was ready, waiting…


You the boat and me the oars


 


CHORUS


You’re waiting in the wings


Yeah you’re waiting in the wings


Now you can do the waiting


While I do other things


It’s now that I want everything


I won’t put up with less


You once belonged to someone else


And now your life’s a mess.


 


Waiting in the wings


We’re always waiting in the wings


We all belong to someone else


We all want other things


 


The love song’s just been written


It needed to be done


I won’t be in the wings no more


My waiting time is done. 


 


ENDS


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 




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Reviewed by lois christensen 1/1/2015
Waiting is sometimes well worth it. I try to find happiness, but need to find it in myself - not in others. Learned that lesson the hard way, believe me.
Reviewed by Annabel Sheila 6/20/2009
Very nice flow, and it would be great with music behind it. I enjoyed it very much.

Anna
Reviewed by Thomas Mutchler 5/26/2009
Yes, would like to hear it to music. Well-penned.

Tom
Reviewed by Jeff Mason 12/2/2008
Quite moving. Would love to hear it sung. -- Jeff
Reviewed by john salmon 3/3/2008
Patients is virtue as it is said, love to here the tune. nice work.
Reviewed by Dark Knight 1/14/2008
boy this does sound like a nice hit record-well done!!
Reviewed by m j hollingshead 12/31/2007
well done enjoyed the read
Reviewed by Poetess of The Soul Sheila G 10/11/2007
I love this song, sounds Country to me!
What a beautiful sad flow!
Wonderfully written!
Warmly, Warrior Goddess Purple Sheeeox

STay POsitive!
Reviewed by Felix Perry 8/17/2007
It is so sad yet beautiful and the joy of finally realizing that meybe the hope you dreamed of is now to be yours is marvelous...but taread lightly.

Fee
Reviewed by Larry Lounsbury 8/16/2007
Enjoyed this romantic lesson.
Reviewed by R Beeman 8/16/2007
man, what a powerful message. seems that is my life right now. thanks for sharing your thoughts and words and bringing light to the waiting game.

always,
r.

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