Karen Owusu: On Waiting.

It is still spring

and the flowers

haven’t sprouted quite yet.

Just like you,

they are still healing

from winter

before they bud.

You are not too far

from blooming

but remember that,

you are still healing.

This is your time

to water your roots

to take care of your soul

your time will come.

For now,

keep on planting seeds

in your garden

move your hands and feet

dance to your own rhythm

Learn to be patient.


your time will come

at becoming a flower.

-Karen Owusu-


I read this beautiful poem yesterday, and I was overwhelmed. It felt like the words were directed to me. Waiting. Patience. And I imagine there ‘re many more people feeling this same way– waiting for miracles, and promises; dreams to come true. That Marriage. The Promotion. The dream job. The freedom… but we must wait; for there is wisdom in waiting. And in time’s time, we will get “there”; and if not “there”, somewhere better. But we must wait; and while waiting, we must pray; and while praying, we must appreciate the be-coming, and work on ourselves– consciously, constantly and faithfully.


Because guess what honey, your time– our time– will come, at becoming a flower. I can feel it in my bones.


© The Short Black Girl, 2016.


3 thoughts on “Karen Owusu: On Waiting.

  1. These lines are both heart-feeling and ‘filling’! 😊😄 Susan Gale says that ‘In the garden of life, late bloomers are especially beautiful’! Delay’s never been known to be outright denial, all things are time dependent and to ’em who exercise enough patience to wait….’Good things will come’ and they would not just stop at blooming, but will infact blossom! Afterall, that which blooms later than others; is said to have the prettiest of flowers! 😇😄

    Thanks for sharing ME, ’em lines have a real soothing effect on the soul! 😁’ In time’s time’ huh?! Wisdom multiplied Ma’am! 😃👍

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    1. Thank you for reading ma’am. And indeed, the patient ones shall bloom and blossom; for everything is only perfectly beautiful and worthwhile in its own season.

      I appreciate you through and through, for taking out time off your busy schedule to read my musings and share your wisdom with me and mine. You have no idea how excited I get when I see your comments! Thanks again ma’am 😍 ❤

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