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How Much Of Human Life Is Lost In Waiting?

From Line That I Heard

By Mike Singleton - MikeydredPublished 15 days ago ā€¢ 1 min read
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It was a line I heard and I thought how much of our time is lost in waiting. Actually, while I am waiting I find things to do but there are times when that is not an option.

The music is, of course, "The Waiting" by Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers


How Much Of Human Life Is Lost In Waiting?

Ten Minutes Here, Half An Hour There, While You Wait

The Queue At The Tedious Airport Check-In

You're Wondering When They Will Open That Gate?


When You're Standing At The Bus Stop In The Rain

The One You're Waiting For Is Ten Minutes Late

That Time's Gone And Will Never Be Seen Again

And Your Only Two Options Are Walk Or Wait


An Important Phone Call, Forever On Hold

The Doctor's Waiting Room, Waiting For Your Call

A Computer Glitch Is The Excuse You're Told

The Time's Gone Into A Temporal Black Hole


And Still In Our Minds Hangs That Nagging Question

How Much Of Human Life Is Lost In Waiting?


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  • Canuck Scriber L.Lachapelle Author10 days ago

    Luv this ā¤ļø

  • Gina C.11 days ago

    Oh, I love your words so much here, Mike! Such wonderful questons in such beautiful lyricism. ā¤ļø

  • I really want to believe a previous piece of yours was stuck in Vocal Review Limbo and that inspired this piece ...which was then stuck in Vocal Review Limbo.

  • D.K. Shepard14 days ago

    Just how much waiting indeed! Iā€™m sure the answer is an eyebrow raising statistic! Really liked how you used so many particular examples!

  • Novel Allen15 days ago

    Always travel with a book, notebook, paper, pencil, laptop if possible. While we wait we doodle, so time is well utilized. Even in the loo. I am always shooing the kids out, enjoy nature while you can. We should barrel through life while still energetic enough.

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