Whenever You Are Ready

There is
An inherent beauty,

In that which is slow.

For in that tranquility,
We can truly,
And deeply,
Understand what matters most…

What spark
Is meant,
To meet the needs
Of our fire.

And so it is now,

My love.

There is no place
For expediency,
In the blooming
Of what could be…

Of what we could be
The flower of us.

I don’t suggest
That we look at forever,
Just yet,

For there is
The more important
Coalescing of two lives,

Just now…

In this moment.

There is no rush.

Our pulse,
And our breath
Need to be measured…

One step,
At a time.

I am here,
To follow your lead…

To follow,

You.

With complete surety,
Know that I am yours,

And know
That I will be waiting
To commit
To forever,

Whenever…

Whenever you are ready.

© 2018 W. C. Stacia, Jr.

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59 thoughts on “Whenever You Are Ready

  1. Love has a pace all its own. ❤

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    1. Yes… that’s exactly what I believe to be true. All things that are meant to be… when given time… will be. ❤️

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  2. How very lovely, one step at time…
    How very romantic, such an amazing poet you are. Every time you come up with a gem! Bravo 👏

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    1. Thank you Tanya…that makes me smile. All I want to do is write from the heart, and communicate what I believe to be important.

      I’m so very glad that you liked it!!!

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      1. I absolutely do, your poetry always touches. your write from heart and that’s what matters…

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      2. Thank you so much my friend. When I came up with the tag line for my blog “Food for the Heart,” I truly wanted those words to come from the heart, and feed the heart.

        I so appreciate your comment!!!!!

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      3. Its a talent to write from heart otherwise many get lost in jargon of words. I’ll be waiting for your e-book 🙂

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      4. Well…if we write straightforwardly from the heart…then perhaps that’s a common language that all can enjoy.

        Yes?

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      5. that’s true, too complicated verses or images can sometimes dilute the whole essence..

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      6. Yes…just pure…and rich…and powerfully spoken.

        That’s all we need.

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      7. absolutely a language in which you can tell and we can listen …

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      8. Your wish…is my command.

        🙂 !!

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      9. 😊 Mercy Monsieur Bill de Poetlande!

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      10. You’re killin’ me!!!!

        Sigh…

        🙂 !!!

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  3. Beautiful! Thank you for sharing and the hope that there are still a few good men out there 😉

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    1. That is so very kind of you to say. Thank you!

      At this point in my life…I’ve become more circumspect, and hopefully more aware of what’s really important.

      So many thanks for your comment!!

      🙂 !!

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    1. Nothing good comes from rushing.

      Slow, steady, true…

      That’s what I believe.

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      1. Exactly … Right now I’m going straight into the arms of Morfeo, with a lot of peace, calm and having done the right thing in everything I’ve done on this wonderful autumn day .. Bye☺

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      2. So wonderful….bye!

        🙂 !!

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    1. Thank you Gina!!!!

      So glad that you liked it!!!

      And I hope you have a beautiful Tuesday!!!

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      1. and a lovely evening to you Bill!

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      2. Thank you!

        Rainy and cold in the Washington, DC area…but beautiful fall weather nonetheless.

        🙂

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      3. its been rain everyday here on the western coast of the Peninsula, we had fireworks last night to start off our “festival of lights” – gorgeous after the rain stopped. i imagine your fall season from my past experiences, it is a favourite season of mine too. do keep warm! i love rainy days!

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      4. Love that feedback Gina…I can see it!!

        And, fall is my favorite season for sure!!

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    1. Thank you so much Jamie!!! So glad that you liked it!!

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      1. You’re welcome !!

        😊 !!

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  4. Your poetry seems to go with the mood I’m in!! I find it very intriguing

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    1. That’s so very kind of you Rose….I really appreciate your feedback!

      I find that ideas and emotions will strike me unexpectedly…and that’s what drives most of my writing. I also have found that my “voice” is (hopefully) uncomplicated, straightforward language that would be welcomed by all.

      So many thanks for your interest!!

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  5. This is a beautiful reminder that whatever is worth having is worth waiting for. Love should never be rushed and you present that message beautifully, Bill. Patience is definitely something needed when dealing with something so precious. 😊

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    1. Thank you Brandi…so much appreciated.

      It’s like handling the most precious thing in your hands.

      Only the gentleness of going slow…protecting…and nurturing….

      Just that,

      So I believe.

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      1. Now that’s a beautiful idea for a poem! lol

        The idea that love is this precious jewel… maybe even a life, that’s in your hands is beautiful. With that love in your hands comes so much responsibility… almost like holding one’s heart. So being careful with it is definitely first priority. 🙂

        You are very welcome, Bill. Always my pleasure!

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      2. I love your thoughts and analyses!!!!

        If you would indulge me…I’d love to read your words crafted around that theme.

        You’ve so simply and perfectly captured the essence.

        Should you ever be searching for a muse for the pen…perhaps this could provide such inspiration.

        I’m just sayin’

        🙂 !!!!!!!!!!

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      3. haha! Am I being challenged again? 🙂
        One day, I’m going to give you the challenge and then YOU have to write! It will be like homework. lol

        You are very kind, but the truth is your words really draw a person into those deep thoughts, so I’m merely bringing attention to what’s already present in your writing. But… I will ponder upon this muse you speak of. 🤔lol

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      4. No pressure my friend…

        But let’s be clear,

        You absolutely CRUSHED the last challenge.

        And…it wasn’t even a challenge, it was more of a request.

        A request for you to give raiment to the initial threads of my thoughts.

        That’s all.

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      5. You do have a point… lol

        In that case, I will accept your REQUEST and keep my fingers crossed that I come up with something that brings justice to what we discussed. lol 🙂

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      6. So looking forward to it…

        Whenever it suits you my friend.

        THANK YOU!!!

        🙂

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      7. You are the best, Bill! I will brainstorm on that subject. 😁
        You’re very welcome and THANK YOU!!!

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    1. So glad that you liked it!!!

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  6. Thought for Change November 6, 2018 — 12:21 am

    Beautiful

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  7. I love the slow pace of this Bill. Just a beautiful poem, and a beautiful thought behind it.

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    1. So glad you enjoyed it Lorraine!!! Thank you!!

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  8. Enveloping the reader in so much tenderness… lovely…

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