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A Lifetime Waiting:
By Robin Nederlof.

Eyes like ocean blue.
A body beyond my wildest dream.
The first time I saw you.
I told myself, I had never seen.

Butterflies inside of me.
You just aren't from this planet.
How come you are all I see.
While you are so far out of my league, damn it!

Even if I would be surrounded.
By thousands of women who look so pretty.
I would still pick you out of it.  
Because you are the only one I see.

Rejected again and again.
I guess I was never in your plan.
For another man you fell.
And turned my life into a hell.

He had everything I didn't have.
A pretty face and a great voice.
My head kept on repeating his laugh.
It made me believe he was the right choice.

But I never gave up on you.
As tears turned into a waterfall.
And my feelings were so blue.
Hoping to be awakened by your call.

Being realistic is the hardest thing.
I just can't accept we don't have that fling.
And why is a word I said so many times.
Why is the word that comes up in all my lines.

Why wait for a woman who rejected me so much?
Why wait for a women who I can't even touch?
Why throw your life away for one with a bit of flair?
Why for someone who doesn't even care?

Seconds keep ticking away
24 hours are still making a day
365 of those make a year.
But after all the waiting, you're still not here.

The Hourglass of my life flows on.
How much time left? It only shows.
All those years of waiting, they are gone.
I am not the man you chose.

All the time I have wasted.
Why did I wait for you?
All those pictures I pasted.
In an album that helped me through.

On those pictures we were young.
I was in love, you were my dream.
But you thought it was wrong.
And declared my love as just a scene.

Remember, I even wrote you that song.
And entitled it : ''why do you think I am wrong?''
I did my very best and it only made you angry at me.
Why didn't I stop? Why couldn't I see?

And now I am a man who is old and grey.
Who wishes he could see you once more, just to say.
That his feelings still haven't gone away.
And that he will continue the path his lonely way.

Maybe you will follow me there someday.
And wrap your hands around mine.
Your lips will move for me and say.
Those feelings weren't wrong but fine.

The lonely way then wouldn't be so lonely.
But it will be until that day arrives.
My life will flow away from me.
As I walk on thinking about our lives.

Time isn't on my side, the hourglass still flows.
It seems there are only a few drops of sand.
I need you to know that you will always be the one I chose.
Forever and beyond, even at my life's end...
... (You may fill this in yourself this time)
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KristynJanelle Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Seems like a very emotional poem. The topic seems very basic to me, but it is overall well-executed. Was it written from personal experience, or more to tell a story?
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Robino Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks, it's a mix of both!
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KristynJanelle Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Very nice :)
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Robino Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks!
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saevuswinds Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012  Student Writer
A Lifetime Waiting
by *Robino

A Lifetime Waiting:
By Robin Nederlof.

My thought: Assuming that this is just extra info and you are Robin :P

Eyes like ocean blue.
A body beyond my wildest dream.
The first time I saw you.
I told myself, I had never seen.

My thought: "eyes like ocean blue" has great imagery, but it is cliche and so is "beyond my wildest dream" in the second line. I like the flow, and the ABAB format, as well as the literary devices, but I would improve on original ones.

Butterflies inside of me.
You just aren't from this planet.
How come you are all I see.
While you are so far out of my league, damn it!

My thought: "butterflies inside of me" is cliche. What do you mean from the second line? I assumed you mean she/he is hot. The fourth line ruins the entire poem for me. You had me in this romantic, flowing spell and then the cursing completely killed it. Poetry and cussing is very hard to pull off, and I usually never like the poem even if they do it right. They are just too strong of words with little imagery or meaning to back it up. It feels angry and insincere when you use them.

Even if I would be surrounded.
By thousands of women who look so pretty.
I would still pick you out of it.
Because you are the only one I see.

My thought: It's all over the place. It's awfully cliche, there is no rhyme scheme and the flow doesn't work well.

Rejected again and again.
I guess I was never in your plan.
For another man you fell.
And turned my life into a hell.

My thought: Rhyme scheme ABCC confuses me, as the other rhyme scheme was perfectly fine. Flow is okay, not great.

He had everything I didn't have.
A pretty face and a great voice.
My head kept on repeating his laugh.
It made me believe he was the right choice.

My thoughts: Getting better, even with a ABCB rhyme scheme. I like the flow a lot.

But I never gave up on you.
As tears turned into a waterfall.
And my feelings were so blue.
Hoping to be awakened by your call.

My thought: Flows a little weird, but the original rhyme scheme is back. Watch out for cliches on the 2nd line.

Being realistic is the hardest thing.
I just can't accept we don't have that fling.
And why is a word I said so many times.
Why is the word that comes up in all my lines.

My thought: Rhyme scheme changes suddenly again as it becomes AABC. I'm not sure why you keep changing it.

Why wait for a woman who rejected me so much?
Why wait for a women who I can't even touch?
Why throw your life away for one with a bit of flair?
Why for someone who doesn't even care?

My thought: You made the rhyme scheme AABB this time. I like the repeating, although be careful with that, as if you overdo it it can make your poem boring and dull.

Seconds keep ticking away
24 hours are still making a day
365 of those make a year.
But after all the waiting, you're still not here.

My thought: One of your strongest stanzas, the flow is great. I see you kept the AABB pattern, but it sounds great right here.

The Hourglass of my life flows on.
How much time left? It only shows.
All those years of waiting, they are gone.
I am not the man you chose.

My thought: Back to a ABAB pattern. The stanza, like a couple others, is a bit cliche.

All the time I have wasted.
Why did I wait for you?
All those pictures I pasted.
In an album that helped me through.

My thought: I like this one. ABAB pattern, it flows pretty well. Lots of imagery.

On those pictures we were young.
I was in love, you were my dream.
But you thought it was wrong.
And declared my love as just a scene.

My thought: Suddenly switches to a ABCB pattern. I think that some of these patterns are done by accident...and if so I would try to improve your rhyming word lists.

Remember, I even wrote you that song.
And entitled it : why do you think I am wrong?
I did my very best and it only made you angry at me.
Why didn't I stop? Why couldn't I see?

My thought: AABB pattern. Interesting stanza, even if the flow is odd.

And now I am a man who is old and grey.
Who wishes he could see you once more, just to say.
That his feelings still haven't gone away.
And that he will continue the path his lonely way.

My thought: The AAAA pattern bores me a little, and always struck me odd. Away and way sound too similar to be a true poetic rhyme.

Maybe you will follow me there someday.
And wrap your hands around mine.
Your lips will move for me and say.
Those feelings weren't wrong but fine.

My thought: Back to the ABAB format. Flow is weird, but decent.

The lonely way then wouldn't be so lonely.
But it will be until that day arrives.
My life will flow away from me.
As I walk on thinking about our lives.

My thought: I love the ABAB setup, and the flow is great. I don't like the repeat of lonely the first line, and I would delete the first one, and maybe fill it in with a better word so it isn't repetitive.

Time isn't on my side, the hourglass still flows.
It seems there are only a few drops of sand.
I need you to know that you will always be the one I chose.
Forever and beyond, even at my life's end...

My thought: The last line doesn't feel lines to me. The flow is okay.

Keep in mind: poetry often doesn't need to grammatically correct, and poetry usually is the art of using maximum imagery with minimum words. Rhyming poems sound more happy and childlike, ones that do not are more serious.
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Robino Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for your comment. I have always been a rhyming poet to be honest. Maybe I should try something different... I do like switching patterns though, haha.
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saevuswinds Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Student Writer
It's fine! Just some ideas! Keep writing, no matter what!
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Robino Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, I will!!!
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saevuswinds Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Student Writer
Great!
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SoldaLicious Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
"Seconds keep ticking away
24 hours are still making a day
365 of those make a year.
But after all the waiting, you're still not here."

^^My favorite stanza :D
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Robino Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much!
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Orwellisms Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Lovely writing, and the flow is wonderful :)
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Robino Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!
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Halfling Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2010   Photographer
Nice interpretation of an old story. And the hourglass analogy at the end is very fitting..
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Robino Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you, I am glad you think it's nice!
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Ineitatto Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2010   Writer
This is very good. The subtle rhyming adds a nice touch and this allowed me a clear mental image in my mind's eye.
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Robino Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!
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Rosary0fSighs Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2010
It's a nice piece, the simplicity of it makes it feel really honest.

"Seconds keep ticking away
24 hours are still making a day
365 of those make a year.
But after all the waiting, your still not here."


this stanza is well-formed, it feels very natural and captures the desperation. Replace 'your' with 'you're' though ;)


"My life will flow away from me.
As I walk on thinking about our lives."

lovely.
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Robino Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much, I am glad you like it!
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dancingpickles Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2009
Aww, this made me sad ;(
Which shows how good this poem is ^_^
Very touching, and the touch of humour was awesome too :

Butterflies inside of me.
You just aren't from this planet.
How come you are all I see.
While you are so far out of my league, damnit!
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Robino Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you, I am glad you like it!
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IlincaMilosan Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's really nice!
I loved the rhymes and imagery O.o
I haven't read many good poems around here but this one is really worth reading ^^
Good work!
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Robino Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you!
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hi-this-is-me Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2007
Good poem :). Keep writing :D
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Robino Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
thx!
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hi-this-is-me Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2007
you're welcome :hug: :D
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FrozenDruidess Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2007
Thats truly dedication. I hope everything goes well for you.
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FrozenDruidess Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2007
Awesome. I've totally changed my life around. Most everything is better except for one thing...My family doesn't approve
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Robino Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
yeah it's a dedication I would never have, except for tennis haha! But I am fine and you?
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jazblack009 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2007   Writer
That is awesome rob!
very very good, you've improved

A lot of people will relate to this, it's a shame i'm the only comment, people need to praise good work when they see it.

Maybe you will follow me there someday.
And wrap your hands around mine.
Your lips will move for me and say.
Those feelings weren't wrong but fine.

awesome
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jyesunmin Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2007
yeaH! i thought those lines were awesome too!
hi guys! lol... long time no see.
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Robino Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks m8, so awesome you think I have improved!
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