The Body: The Complete HIV/AIDS Resource
Follow Us Follow Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter Download Our App 
Professionals >> Visit The Body PROThe Body en Espanol
  • Email Email
  • Comments Comments
  • Printable Single-Page Print-Friendly
  • Glossary Glossary

A Poem by Curls1983

April 2010

The Wait

It's a terrifying wait and something no one wants to do,
But that nagging little voice says you must follow through.

A tiny little pin prick can take away your breath,
Suddenly nothing matters and you hope and pray for the best.

Time goes by like an eternity and the wait gets worse and worse,
Finding out positive or negative, everyday feels like a curse.

The nurse comes in and tells you what you came to hear,
Suddenly life has new meaning and you feel you're in the clear.

Now, take heed to the moments that transpired in days and weeks that have passed;
Be safe and don't let your next encounter prove to be your last.

  • Email Email
  • Comments Comments
  • Printable Single-Page Print-Friendly
  • Glossary Glossary

This article was provided by 2010 Poetry Month at

No comments have been made.

Add Your Comment:
(Please note: Your name and comment will be public, and may even show up in
Internet search results. Be careful when providing personal information! Before
adding your comment, please read's Comment Policy.)

Your Name:

Your Location:

(ex: San Francisco, CA)

Your Comment:

Characters remaining: