Making Haste Really Awfully Slowly.

Hurry up and wait;
It seems to be your fate
That even though you’re running late –
You hurry up and wait.

Hurry up and wait;
You get so darn irate!
In fact it puts you in a state
To hurry up and wait. 

Hurry up and wait –
That does infuriate!
So terrible to contemplate
Is hurry up and wait. 

Hurry up and wait;
Oh, wouldn’t it be great
If only need would just abate
To hurry up and wait.

Hurry up and wait
While prices all inflate,
In hopes that they will reinstate
You hurry up and wait. 

Hurry up and wait,
For waiting is innate
In men whom marriage will elate –
They hurry up and wait. 

Stressed out.

Hurry up and wait,
While wives have a debate;
No use, at all, them to berate,
Just hurry up and wait. 

Hurry up and wait,
They’re chatting at the gate;
On leaving do not concentrate,
But hurry up and wait.

Hurry up and wait.
While they deliberate
On whether cheese to slice or grate –
Do hurry up and wait! 

Hurry up and wait
No use if you create
Diversions you try out as bait,
So hurry up and wait. 

Hurry up and wait;
For after-dinner date,
You madly rush to clear your plate …
Then hurry up and wait. 

Hurry up and wait,
You’re ready, any rate;
Can’t say the same for your dear mate –
You hurry up and wait!

© Colonialist July 2014 (WordPress)

About colonialist

Active septic geranium who plays with words writing fantasy novels and professionally editing, with notes writing classical music, and with riding a mountain bike, horses and dinghies. Recently Indie Publishing has been added to this list.
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36 Responses to Making Haste Really Awfully Slowly.

  1. gpcox says:



  2. We just take longer, That’s why we usually look more presentable. 🙂 Hubby nearly always has to wait for me, but if I take too long, then I end up having to wait for him to have a “last wee.” 🙂


  3. haydendlinder says:

    That last comment hit it on the head. As I was reading I thought, “he did NOT clear this poem with his wife.”:)


  4. MOL..great poem, Col. Now I’ll wait, whilst Granny has to hurry up. Pawkisses for a Relaxed Monday 🙂


  5. misswhiplash says:

    that is wonderful…
    wonderful because you can make a poem out of basically 4 words….clever old boy !


  6. Sonel says:

    Way too much hurrying up for me. I am just too slow. 😆
    Such a fun poem Col. Thanks for sharing. 😀


  7. Hurry up and wait is my definition of travel. I am a punctual person by nature and nurture, so it is I who does the waiting.


  8. gipsika says:

    😀 Actually I’m probably guilty of some of that… but honestly, I was really working very hard this week! Not procrastinating.


  9. Zirkie says:

    Ahhh, I missed reading your poems! I hope you are well?


  10. bulldog says:

    Oh so very very true….


  11. Pussycat44 says:

    You’d think you would have learned how women work by now! Some of them hurry slowly.


  12. cobbies69 says:

    Hurry up and wait, It is time to fill a plate. Now hurry up and wait, too late I have ate. Nice one again. 😉


  13. The Asian says:

    My stepmom is like that. Like everything else she does, it drives me bonkers


  14. granny1947 says:

    Hehehehe…did your wife read this?
    I love it.


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