My Poetic Path

My journey…shared in poems, prose and photos.

Waiting Out the Storm




Waiting Out the Storm.

Just get through it.

Another day, hour, minute.

Hold fast. Hold on.

At times, the reasons. Why it matters.

Seem so far away.


Waiting Out the Storm.

To breathe hope back into life.

Stale bread into salad days.

Shatter the Night.

Embrace the Day.


Waiting Out the Storm.

No more wrong turns or tricky detours.

No “haste makes waste” decisions.

This time: the boring route. 

Safe: can be a pleasure, not a curse.


Waiting Out the Storm.

The circle continues.

The sun always shines.

It has to be enough at times.

To remember and believe without question.

Those absolutes and affirmations.


Waiting Out the Storm.



Photo courtesy of Flickr 


Author: Geraldine

I am a freelance writer, poet, artisan, avid book/product reviewer and award-winning cookbook author. I recently published the second volume of my new vegetarian cookbook series: The Groovy Green Kitchen (Volume 2): Simply, Super, Supper Soups and my inspirational, pro-active and fun book/eBook, all about aging well: Laughing AT the Grim Reaper! Gems of Wisdom for Aging Well. I am also the author of: The Groovy Green Kitchen (Volume 1): Weeknight Veggie Slow Cooker. Third Chapter, Second Chance (a mid-life romance). Not Just for Vegetarians: Delicious Homestyle Cooking, the Meatless Way and the poetry collections: Haiku Reflections: The Four Seasons (Volumes I, II and III) and My Poetic Path. These titles are available at all the Amazon sites. When I'm not writing or creating new recipes, I love to knit and crochet; usually with some "help" from feline friend, the yarn-loving Mr. Cheddar! 🐱 With Blogger, I also host my new author's site: Geraldine Helen Hartman and my product review blog: My Real Life Reviews. I hope you will visit often and enjoy all of my sites.😂 Thanks so much for stopping by. Wishing You a Happy Week and Namaste!

5 thoughts on “Waiting Out the Storm

  1. storms happen…to think otherwise is folly….so it comes down to how we ride them out…gotta have rain to have rainbows you know…smiles…nice verse….

  2. Very pretty! You picked a good shot to go with it.

  3. I feel like I am in the middle of one of those storms at the moment … I like the flow of this one! 🙂

  4. Hi Brian, You are the eternal optimist my friend or at least that’s how I perceive you from reading over at your blog. yes, rainbows do follow, the sun always shines…words to sustain.

    Hi SandyL, I thought this was a perfect photo, found over at Flickr. That little bit of light, trying to shine through the grey sky. It feels like that some days, doesn’t it?

    Hi Becca, I can relate Becca. I’m glad you enjoyed this poem.

    Here’s to sunshine and pushing all kinds of clouds away, G 🙂

  5. The sun always shines. It’s right behind those clouds, so true. Sometimes we have to wait for the good times to return. Love the poem. Inspiring words.

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