My Own Spectre

I watch and wait
Standing over my own forlorn soul
Seconds ticking by
Holding breath
Snapping the scene
Not knowing what will develop
Hoping someone will notice
My expression
My grief
My pain
Hours
Days
Months
Years
I stand and attend my weary heart
But no relief comes
See me dammit
Notice me
Praise me and make me smile
Before I die of longing
Haunted by yesterday
Tomorrow always running
Just a fraction ahead
Of this moment.

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This week's poem prompt from Blockchain Poets is "Patience", something that we can all use a little more of.

If you follow me regularly you might have seen my film photos. This was taken on my Argus Argoflex with the not so sharp focus. It's a double exposure, taken on Arista Edu 400 and developed in Caffenol as always.

Photography, especially film, takes a ton of patience. It's not like my digital SLR that I can just look at the back and see results. I have to wait until I finish a roll and develop it to know what I got. I kinda like this gem.

It also takes patience to post and put one's self out there. It can be agonizing to wait for notice. I hope this poem conveys that idea.

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OMG, this poem. Reblogging required!! (And done!). So good, my friend, so good.

Here's to having the courage to use the written word to express anything our mouths struggle to say.

!LUV !ALIVE

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Greetings, poet, @driptorchpress, you are waiting for the instant, the one needed to consummate the grace of good fortune.

Just a fraction ahead
Of this moment.

Thank you for being the spectre of happiness.

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"Notice me
Praise me and make me smile
Before I die of longing"

These words of yours are so well written, poet. They got me thinking. It's not easy to be patient, waiting for the time to break even, move up and get the deserved recognition.
Thank you for sharing this piece.

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Patience is a very difficult state to achieve. The moments torment us with their anguish and the heart fails with impatience.
Thanks for sharing.
Good day.

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