I chose this prompt after something happened last week to remind me how lucky I am to have such amazing friends around the world. I am blessed that so many people have taken me into their hearts and their families. It's a huge responsibility to stay in touch and be there for them when I live so far away from many of them. I hope that if they read this they know that I think of them often and there isn't a day that goes by without me thinking - "I wish X was here to share this with me..."
It rang, in the quiet waiting room,
Echoing as I stared at the name.
Quickly calculating time zones,
I answered, trying not to assume too much.
Our phone calls were usually planned,
Juggling schedules and times,
Trying to make the setting sun rise.
I answered, your voice made me smile.
It sounded like university days,
Late nights, early lectures, cheeky boys.
It sounded like road trips, castles, knights and hot chocolates -
It sounded like nine years ago.
I apologised. Saying I couldn't talk.
It was inconvenient.
The timing was out,
I had to ask you to wait
I had to put your news on hold.
I rang you.
Juggling dinner and "what time will she be up?",
Eager to hear the news, to un-hold it.
Was it what I had hoped it would be?
Would I hear that the future was brighter?
Would I be able to share your joy and excitement
Over the phone line, over the thousands of kilometres?
Would you forgive me for putting you on hold?
© 2012 Latte Junkie
(She did :D)