Poem: Delay is Not Denial

At first, you waited expectantly,
for weeks, months and even years.
With your head held up high,
and a stoic resolve urging you on.

But once doubt crept in,
your ray of hope dimmed,
it flickered and died.

Though behind closed doors,
a secret yearning gnawed at your wits.  
Perhaps it would never come after all.
Or would it? Who knew?

Then one day, upon reading the words:
‘Wait for it; it will certainly come and will not delay.’
You did a double-take. 
You mindfully mused in deep meditation:
It will certainly come and will not delay.

And then from deep within,
a knowing peace settled you through and through. 

Delay is not denial
You repeated the words.
Again and again.

So with renewed hope,
you waited once more.

And sure enough, it finally came.


The following bible verse inspired this poem: “For the revelation awaits an appointed time; it speaks of the end and will not prove false. Though it lingers, wait for it; it will certainly come and will not delay” Isaiah 46:13

My closing thoughts on this poem

In life, we all have to wait for something or another. Even when it seems like the things you are waiting for comes easy for others, remember that they are also waiting for something to come through for them.


That’s just life. So as you wait, try to count your blessings and give thanks in every situation. For in that you will truly find peace and joy.

Originally posted at https://medium.com/blueinsight/delay-is-not-denial-c0f83fad8f3b on April 14, 2021.

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