Waiting For It To End

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic

this is something i came up with sometime back. was feeling kinda stifled and upset. i wrote it during a free period in college, the site of my usual chaos.


Waiting For It to End

Weights pulling you down

A feeling that’s very familiar

No stranger you are to this

And you dread it since it’s happening… again.


Let me go, you plead to deaf ears

The sheer helplessness leaving you drained.

You know there’s light coming,

But you can’t see it yet, the delay oppresses your already tired soul.


Maybe it’s not really happening,

Maybe I’m over-reacting-

Maybe I’ll wake up soon,

Maybe, someday, it will actually end.


A ship without a compass on troubled waters

The different directions make it all awry

A shroud covering your vision and foresight

You don’t struggle anymore because you think its better this way.


You wait in the darkness for a pinprick of light

You see one and know its coming for you.

It’s not the end yet, you sigh again-

And the amazing brilliance pulls you through your familiar abyss.






Submitted: June 23, 2010

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I REALLY loved the line 'A ship without a compass on troubled waters.' I can't explain it but it just brings up a lot of emotion. I enjoyed the whole poem but that line in particular is really beautiful. :)

Wed, June 23rd, 2010 9:17am


wow, this is so sweet! thank u so much... i'm glad u liked it :) hope to come up with more and soon!

yea, i kinda feel like i'm being swallowed up at times when everything goes haywire :)

Wed, June 23rd, 2010 2:39am

Graeme Montrose

The light at then end of the tunnel, the greatest darkness comes just before the dawn. A beautiful poem a glimpse into one of the trails of life. Nicely done.

Tue, June 29th, 2010 6:02am


thanks :) comments are always welcome.

Tue, June 29th, 2010 1:20am


hey nice one...loved it really...

Thu, July 1st, 2010 9:12am


thanks, :)

Fri, July 2nd, 2010 5:17am


I loved it! U have EXCELLENT expressing and WONDERFUL tone! if i were to rate it i'd give it 10 out of 10! Nice work! Beautiful work! :)

Thu, July 15th, 2010 7:08am


ohh!! *blush* thank you so much, :") :")

i'm very you liked it! i'm super eager to start on your story, hope i get some free time soon :)

Thu, July 15th, 2010 3:30am


A beautiful poem so eloquently written. You have a very wonderful talent. Pat

Mon, July 26th, 2010 2:05pm


:') thank you so much.

Mon, July 26th, 2010 6:33pm

XtreMe me

very emotive and descriptive!!

Fri, November 12th, 2010 11:58am


thank you so much :) i wrote it with a lot of feelings, i'm so glad you found it so good :) thanks for reading!

Fri, November 12th, 2010 4:35am


great one, well i can relate this, and you expressed it beautifully using right words:)

btw, ur obsession 4 anime reflects in most of the pics u chose 4 ur poem xD and how r u able 2 write this in college, i mean hav u already told everyone, that u r a parttime poet?

on the other hand sis is better than bro-chan in throwing true emotions on paper, give me english classes sometime in future >D

Mon, November 22nd, 2010 1:24am


naw. Bro-chan has his own style! Am happy u cud relate with it. Yea, its like a prison for me, being there.. Guez dats why u found the poem nice. Thank u so much for reading bro-chan.

Sun, November 21st, 2010 7:06pm

alice tsukiyomi

Really charming :)
I totally loved it!!!

Tue, February 15th, 2011 9:03am


hello there! thank you for reading and the lovely comment :)

Fri, February 18th, 2011 5:24pm

My Overactive Imagination

this was beautiful. "a ship with no compass on troubled waters" really stood out. i've been pretty lost recently, finally found my compass though(: will check out more!!

Tue, January 17th, 2012 6:55pm


downers come and go, and i wrote this at a time when i was really stuck in a rut. that means a lot :) thank you so much.

Tue, January 17th, 2012 10:38pm


ohmygod. you were right, I love this!! :DD gaah,:translation I have no words to describe it's amazing-ness. :DD this makes me think .. a lot better (: (did that make any sensE? I certainly hope so xDDD)

Sun, June 3rd, 2012 7:30pm


:))) it did? i'm so glad :) thank you so much for your lovely and amazing comment! this has made my day! i look forward to more of your work too! keep writing :)
and yes, it makes sense, don't worry :)

Mon, June 4th, 2012 6:33pm

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