Second Poetry Prize Winner - Winter 2012-2013
is FLORIANA HALL
of Akron, Ohio
Waiting for night to turn into light
Spending the day in a wholesome way
For the phone to ring
For the mail carrier to bring
Good news and reviews.
For fun in
For rain on the plain
For a lass to say yes.
For dinner to gain weight or be thinner
To grow up or again be a pup.
To come home from the fighting
War is hell no matter what we think we are righting
To hear good news from the doctor
Or waiting for death.
We spend most of our lives waiting
What else can we do?
We can read while waiting
We can write profoundly
We can meditate and pray
Or just be still and at peace.
About the poet:Floriana Hall, Author,
Poet, 17 inspirational books. Born in Pittsburgh, PA. Graduated distinguished Alumna of Cuyahoga Falls High School. Attended
Akron University Business School. Founder of THE POETS NOOK group at Cuyahoga
Falls Library - still coordinating. Teacher of poetry at LSS at