Join Free! | Login 

   Popular! Books, Stories, Articles, Poetry
Where Authors and Readers come together!

Signed Bookstore | Authors | eBooks | Books | Stories | Articles | Poetry | Blogs | News | Events | Reviews | Videos | Success | Gold Members | Testimonials

Featured Authors: Nicholas Coe, iKathy L Wheeler / Kae Elle Wheeler, iRobert Campbell, iRichard Hardie, iMarty Young, iLinda Frank, iDan Ronco, i
  Home > Mainstream > Poetry
Popular: Books, Stories, Articles, Poetry     

Graham whittaker

  + Follow Me   

· 118 titles
· 236 Reviews
· Share with Friends!
· Save to My Library
Member Since: Oct, 2002

   My Blog
   Contact Author
   Message Board
   Read Reviews

· Picking Up Peas With Chopsticks

· The Butterfly Effect

· The Girl From Kosovo


Short Stories
· Planting Seeds

· A Christmas Tale

· Picking up Peas With Chopsticks

· Into White

· When It's Over... It's Over

· Katies Ride

· Better Late Than Never?

· Thursday night roasted again

· Thursday Night Roast

· Betrayal

· What is a futurist



· People

· Passion - a reflection


· Is This What I Have Feared All My Life?

· England My England!

· Alien Visitation

· What's In a Handbag...?

· The Leader

· A Cyber-curse on Bank Managers

· Threads

· Love

· Kings

· The Ballad of Rolly Rat

· Andy and Me



· Just Like Pop

         More poetry...
· New Professional Review for The Girl from Kosovo

Graham whittaker, click here to update your web pages on AuthorsDen.

Books by Graham whittaker
  Waiting in the Wings
by Graham whittaker
Thursday, August 16, 2007
Not rated by the Author.

Share   Print   Save

Recent poems by Graham whittaker
•  The Leader
•  A Cyber-curse on Bank Managers
•  Threads
•  Love
•  Kings
           >> View all 65

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.



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…



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




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



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. 
















Want to review or comment on this poem?
Click here to login!

Need a FREE Reader Membership?
Click here for your Membership!

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.

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

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.

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.

Popular Poetry (Mainstream)
  1.  The Gift of Communication
  2.  Talk the Talk
  3.  Disposable Love
  4.  in time for Mother's Day
  5.  unraveling...
  6.  R E D
  7.  Talking to an Ancient Moonah Tree.
  8.  Nowadays
  9.  Pi Day
  10.  It's the Law

Authors alphabetically: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Featured Authors | New to AuthorsDen? | Add AuthorsDen to your Site
Share AD with your friends | Need Help? | About us

Problem with this page?   Report it to AuthorsDen
© AuthorsDen, Inc. All rights reserved.