For Those Who Wait

To all those who wait…
for a too far away Springtime,
with crippling hands
of doubt and uncertainty.
Tears following tears
and sighs the size
of childhood hot air balloons.
In the cold, darkness
before Dawn
with the spectres who chorus
with mind-numbing patience.
Reach for the shadow
before the light.
Pull-forward with a strength,
and courage monumental.
For hope is the killer
yet, also the key.
Through this journey
of misery
the soul was born to endure
and traverse blindly.
Before stallion-breaking
and riding through
the ancient gateways of our leaving.

Paul Tristram is a widely published Welsh writer who deals in the Lowlife, Outsider, and Outlaw genres.  He wrote his first poem as a teenager following his release from the (Infamous) Borstal ‘HMP Portland’, and he has been creating Literary Terrorism ever since. Read other articles by Paul, or visit Paul's website.