Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Waiting--By Christine Tate--United States

We wait for most appointments
and on endless check-out lines,
in long, boring traffic jams
and always at stop signs...
We wait to catch a bus,
taxi, or a train, and
wait at busy airports
just to board a plane!

We wait on the telephone
and for all kinds of repairs,
but expect instant answers
to all of our prayers.
Be patient for God's answers,
there's no use getting riled,
they may not come tomorrow
but the wait will be worthwhile!

Christine Tate has been writing since 1994. She's the mother of 3 sons and has 8 grandchildren. She was widowed in 2007 and met her husband Artie, a widower with 6 children & 12 grandchildren, in a nursing facility where their mothers resided. They've been happily married 4 1/2 years. They describe their meeting as "God's divine appt." because of their faith, and the fact that they swore they'd never marry again. 


  1. Nice reflective poem, Christine. I will admit that it is not always easy waiting on prayers to be answered, but as you stated in your poem, "we basically wait for everything else we need in life." Why not wait on God. Thank you for sharing and continued blessings!

    -MJ (

  2. Thank you Maurice for reading & commenting on my poem. Waiting for the Lord is the most important thing we can do. The answer could be around the next bend! God bless you...