I Will Wait

I will wait
East London, South Africa
March 1, 2016 4:00am CST
I will wait While a little bird scratches its beak on a high up mountain peak While that teeny piece of rock tumbles far below to dock I will wait I will wait While only once a year The little bird sheds a tear And scratches its beak on that mountain peak I will wait I will wait While the bird picks at and scratches the mountain flat Until that mountain is no more and my heart no longer sore I will wait That long I will wait for you photo: Teresa's own photo
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@stringer321 (3163)
• Kiryat Ata, Israel
1 Mar 16
What a nice song you have just wrote. Did you write it by yourself ? You better consider we can live up to 120 years though, so you can't wait so long for the bird finish grinding the mountain. When the river flows, the water slowly grind the rocks, making them round and smooth. It takes time though, but, it happens. If you steadily do small steps toward your goal, you will make it finally, and find the one you are waiting for. Plus, the beautiful photo you have uploaded, has you looking at the river. I like it because of the power of the river to change the rocks, the same way everyone can achieve with some dedication and small steps with time.
• East London, South Africa
1 Mar 16
@stringer321 Thank you for your beautiful and long comment, mor. Yes, I wrote it myself, this morning, right here. I did think of a story my father once told me when I wrote it, though. My father explained to me how long eternity was. He told me that once a year a little bird sits on top of Table Mountain (in Cape Town in South Africa) and that the little bird sharpens its beak on the top of Table Mountain. And a teeny minuscule piece of "Table Mountain" crumbles off when the little bird sharpens its beak. And when Table Mountain is no longer there, that will be the end of eternity - that will be how long eternity is.
• Kiryat Ata, Israel
1 Mar 16
@teresaschultz You still have chosen to upload a photo of you looking at the river. Why did you choose that photo and not any other photo like a mountain or a bird ?
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• East London, South Africa
2 Mar 16
@stringer321 That's an interesting question, thank you, mor. I'm not totally sure why I chose this photo instead of a photo of a bird or of a mountain. Perhaps the river is at the bottom of the mountain ...
@Inlemay (16729)
• South Africa
1 Mar 16
lovely - hello Teresa
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• East London, South Africa
1 Mar 16
hello @Inlemay thank you
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@LadyDuck (171373)
• Switzerland
1 Mar 16
Beautiful Terry, but I feel a bit of sadness in your words. I hope the wait will not be too long.
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@ison_1 (1252)
1 Mar 16
Hey Teresa :) That's beautiful
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• Bangalore, India
1 Mar 16
no one has waited for me so beautifully for long,don't know is there someone or no one
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• United States
1 Mar 16
Wow, you are tugging at the heart strings.....I hope the wait isn't too long.
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@alchemistrx (2569)
• Philippines
1 Mar 16
Its a great poem and nicely done.
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