Saturday, March 24, 2012

Wait for me

I came across my cousin's page on face book and read about a beautiful poem about waiting. I'd like to share it with you... For those of you who've given up on waiting, you may want to think again. 

It was written by Konstanin Simonov, a Russian war poet. The poem is about a soldier in war asking the love of his life to wait for him.

Wait For Me

Wait for me, and I'll return
Only wait very hard
Wait when you are filled with sorrow...
Wait in the sweltering heat
Wait when the others have stopped waiting,
Forgetting their yesterdays.

Wait even when from afar no letters come to you
Wait even when others are tired of waiting...
And when friends sit around the fire,
Drinking to my memory,
Wait, and do not hurry to drink to my memory too.

Wait. For I'll return,defying every death.
And let those who do not wait say that I was lucky.
They will never understand that in the midst of death,
You with you waiting saved me.
Only you and I know how I survived.
It's because you waited, as no one else did.

~ Konstantin Simonov