Monday, June 11, 2012

The Waiting Place

From Dr.Seuss'Oh, The Places You'll Go *


You can get so confused
that you'll start in to race
down long wiggled roads at a break-necking pace
and grind on for miles across weirdish wild space,
headed, I fear, toward a most useless place.
The Waiting Place...

...for people just waiting.
Waiting for a train to go
or a bus to come, or a plane to go
or the mail to come, or the rain to go
or the phone to ring, or the snow to snow
or waiting around for a Yes or a No
or waiting for their hair to grow.
Everyone is just waiting.

Waiting for the fish to bite
or waiting for wind to fly a kite
or waiting around for Friday night
or waiting, perhaps, for their Uncle Jake
or a pot to boil, or a Better Break
or a string of pearls, or a pair of pants
or a wig with curls, or Another Chance.
Everyone is just waiting.

NO!
That's not for you!


Somehow you'll escape
all that waiting and staying.
You'll find the bright places
where Boom Bands are playing.


* I am obsessed with it, you might find other posts referring to it. It might just be the bestest(because using best is not enough) piece of literature(yes, I am calling it literature because it deserves it) I have ever and will ever read. YES, I AM THAT OBSESSED. If you haven't read the whole poem, PLEASE, I implore you to go ahead and google it and read it. You shall find all the answers in that poem. I am not kidding.

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