What Will Be

I fell in love the other day.
You didn’t notice me.
But that’s okay, I told myself,
What’s meant to be will be.

I made a note of where you sat
Each morning on the bus
And dreamt of watching stars at night
As they winked down at us.

I thought it fate when our eyes met
For surely this was it!
You’d beckon me with bashful nod
And happily I’d sit.

Not on your lap, of course – I wish!
I mused with wistful sigh.
But nothing more came of this glance,
And so the chance went by.

So every day for two more months
I watched you on the bus
While in my head I heard the song,
“Just the Two of Us”.

And then one day you came no more,
But ever patiently,
I wait because I still believe
What’s meant to be will be.

2013 © Sonya Annita Song

This is my blast from the past poem to ring in the New Year.  May “what will be” in your life always be a frame of mind, with or without the luxury of choice.  

Happy New Year to all my beautiful readers. 🙂

146 thoughts on “What Will Be

  1. I love this poem! It summarises the paralysis of the shy and the importance of the contact of one’s eye.

    1. Yes, shyness can be very paralyzing, and eye contact is always important. So glad you enjoyed the poem. 🙂

    2. I so agree!

  2. Awe bless, this is so beautiful.

    1. Aw, thank you. I’m so happy you think so. 🙂

  3. kept waiting for love
    that never knew you were too
    or was that meant to be..

    1. What is meant to be?
      Perhaps it’s destiny
      Or maybe, possibly,
      It’s up to you and me.

      1. Yes, oh yes.. but if I do,
        Swallow pride and pursue..
        If one day I catch you,
        Then what will I do?

        1. I believe what you will do will be completely up to you. 🙂

          1. I had no response but a video of a verbalization of your poem and the responses combined… I hope you like…. 🙂 http://youtu.be/rwhR0Z_otdE

            1. Hahaha glad you enjoyed. A lot of not so hard planning and wine went into that :p

  4. awww! Did you wait patiently or was it a dream..:) beautifully written as always

    1. It was a whisper that became louder and louder until I finally wrote it down to get it out of my head. 🙂

      1. ah! those wispers of creation 🙂

    2. Say, what if love is all but true,
      We end up old and blue
      Just another grey of hue
      Where went our rose shaded view

      If love is not meant to be
      Not made for you and me
      and if by chancing fate
      then everything we break

      Let us let it happen naturally
      see what is meant for you and me
      one day I may get to hold you
      or another may take your place in lieu

      1. Bah humbug – this was supposed to be up further after your little back and forth poem. Sigh.

      2. What a wonderfully written response. Love it! 🙂

        1. Glad to hear you enjoyed, I think your poetry is great! Thanks 🙂

  5. I love it! A great lesson, beautifully packaged.

    1. A lesson learned often the hard way. Glad you enjoyed it! 🙂

  6. Beautiful… I really do like the way you write! Nice choice of words!

    1. Many thanks. I am so happy you like my writing style. 🙂

  7. When does the restraining order end?

    1. I didn’t know you could get a restraining order for being on the same bus as someone else and being aware of their presence. I will have to be more careful in the future… 😛

  8. So easy to relate to this piece! Beautifully written and yet so unfortunately sad.

    1. We can accept a fate that is handed to us or take fate into our own hands and help create it. 🙂

  9. Fabulous. This made me smile 🙂 Powerful story-telling.

      1. I always look forward to reading your posts 🙂

  10. That is sweet. Sometimes a bit of courage could work wonders… but it is a fickle thing.

    1. A bit of courage can indeed work wonders. 🙂

  11. awww! That is such a sad/sweet story! You could do a whole screenplay on this! So well done!

    1. Lol it would make for an incredibly short and boring screenplay. Glad you liked it though! 😀

      1. hmm, longer if you showed where your mind would traipse when you looked at the other and daydreamed…

  12. It paints a mixture of sweet, sad and beautiful picture in my mind.

    1. Thank you Ar Vhee. Your mind paints wonderfully complex pictures with my words. 🙂

  13. authormirandastone September 13, 2013 — 5:38 am

    So poignant. This one tugs at the heartstrings, because I think we can all relate to it.

    1. Thanks Miranda. I was hoping it would be relatable. 🙂

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    1. Many thanks for the nomination. I am honored by the consideration. 🙂

  15. You have a gift…thank you for sharing it with us.

    1. As you do also. You have a wonderful style and beautiful poetic voice. 🙂

  16. Good one!
    How many loves are lost by no one speaking up?
    Aye, my breaking heart.

    1. How can I not like a cat friend named Tiger? 🙂

      1. Because his name is redundant? LOL
        Naw, just kidding. He is a good cat. I hated to see him leave. His little walk was cracking me up!

        1. Redundant is my middle name. Slinky slank!

  17. Awww 🙂 Awesome poem, Cubby!

  18. Aww…lovely but a perfect poem. Greats rhythm and I love the hope that u have at the end 🙂

    1. Yes, there is always hope. 😉

      1. heh I wrote a poem about missing another that I ended with hope as well. It’s a good thing to have, isn’t it?

  19. This carries the spirit of adolescent awkwardness and poignancy. Lovely poem, Cubby.

    1. Ah, if only we all grew out of the awkwardness of shyness after puberty…actually, I think I have. Now I’m just very introverted! 😀

      1. I feel you, Cubby 🙂

  20. Great poem!
    Love, light and blessings

  21. Fantastic poem!

    I picture you falling in love with this man, I know this man will in the end remember you, and will never forget.

    1. I left the future unwritten for my readers to imagine the possibilities. Some see a sad future and some see hope and love. I am happy the future you see is not a sad one. 🙂

  22. Such a lovely feeling
    sitting on the bus believing
    that with the right moment
    the time will come when…
    love will take a hand
    and guide you
    to the promised land.

    So beautiful, reminds me of the times I’ve been in love…at a distance.

    1. Objects in the mirror appear closer than they are…so near, so far. Where are you looking? I’m hungry.

      1. Oh dear…can’t have that! Looking into mirrors can make you think you’re going to bump into a wall whilst trying to park, or that you’ve got pores a million times bigger than they are! When looking for love, it’s not a mirror we need I guess, nor our imagination. How about us sitting down and having a nourishing lunch of tuna and salad. The world is contemplated better if we’re not hungry. Hunger is like a mirror that distorts reality.

  23. Lovely message of patience and letting the heart feel rested in knowing things will come around. I always love the flow of your work, Cubby, like playing marbles on new linoleum – never a stumble 🙂

    1. Thank you for your encouraging words. My words do stumble sometimes, but my readers forgive and forget graciously. 🙂

  24. Awww – sad
    and yet beautiful….

    – Michael

    1. I’m glad you enjoyed it. 🙂

  25. That was such a hopeful read, lovely 🙂

    1. I’m glad you viewed it as hopeful. 🙂

  26. Liked the poem, especially that it has a narrative aspect to it with dialogue. The last line echoes what I believe “what is meant to be will be”. Staring at someone (not just in the bus) is really typical and then you play the waiting game of who would make the first move.

    1. It sucks when both parties are very shy because then it could take forever, or even worse, not happen at all. Glad you liked this! 🙂

  27. this gives you that warm fuzzy feeling. gorgeous….

    1. I’m happy it gave you warm fuzzies! I get that feeling when I eat a delicious dessert. Ahhhh. 🙂

  28. Aw, I want a sequel. With a happy ending. 😉 x

    1. The ending is up to the reader to decide. 😛

      1. Well……….
        In my mind, I see a girl,
        Feeling way too shy,
        While other sees her very soul,
        Gleaming forth from eye.

        Her radiance he has noticed,
        Not merely once, but many.
        But fortune tripped intention
        And cost courage, worth each penny.

        In bed he lay, unwell to world
        And bus did pass him by,
        But dreams of her invaded fever
        And caused his soul to cry

        Unto the dark, where she lay sleeping,
        In dreams the two will join.
        Message relayed, all would be well,
        Fate cannot purloin

        The love of two, glimpsed briefly so
        And soon on lap she sits
        While passengers gaze in awe to see
        Two pairs of smiling lips.

        I’m on this bus, I’ve been there,
        A journey without end,
        To court and to be courted
        By love and life-long friend.

        🙂 I need a happy ending,
        I’m sorry, but it’s true,
        Romantic heart cannot conceive
        Of love lost, by even few.

        1. I love this! You should post this on your blog as well. Happy endings are my favorite. 🙂

          1. You’re one of my favourites! I just had to respond. Shy girls and boys need all the support we can get. 🙂 x

          2. I’ll post it if I can link to your post as the response or reblog your poem. 😉 x

  29. I absolutely love this poem…I can totally relate to it! 🙂

    1. Many thanks for your lovely words. 🙂

  30. Always rooting for the shy ones.

    1. Of course. They need the encouragement. 🙂

  31. You’ve captured wistful longing….unrequited love….with such an eloquently elegant style…yes…I loved this!! 🙂

    1. Thank you for your kind words. I’m so glad you enjoyed this! 🙂

  32. Yes, I believe missed connections happen every day. I’m glad you enjoyed reading this. 🙂

  33. inbetweenthemadness September 14, 2013 — 5:33 am

    Goes to show your talent…..6 stanza’s and you made me will someone one, smile, feel happy then sad….testament to your skill.

  34. Oh Cubby, I love this poem! it takes me to a place long ago…too shy when the chance came up and kicking myself when it flew away. I smiled, nodding vehemently with “You’d beckon me with bashful nod,And happily I’d sit.,Not on your lap, of course – I wish!” it does end hopeful, perhaps she meets him when she gets off the bus…having noticed for 2 months and finally gathered the courage to show up. You literally bump into him at that coffee shop nearby and he smiles for it gave him the perfect excuse to speak to you” {she sighs with relish and dives back into her reveries….}

    1. I am so glad you see the ending as hopeful. There is no wrong interpretation as the future is unwritten, but a hopeful ending leads to greater possibilities than one without hope. 🙂

  35. This one. I love it 🙂

  36. What a captivating opening!!! I love love love the first two lines!!! Wonderful work… Truly enjoyed visiting your site and reading your poetry.

    1. Lol I’m delighted at how much you loved the first 2 lines. Thank you so much for your visit here. 🙂

    1. You found this before I could repost this tomorrow as my “blast from the past” poem for the New Year. It’s like you could read my mind. Now what will you read tomorrow? lol

      1. Um nuttin LOL I’m psychic!

          1. Problem is I think I am..too many coincidences. I see things coming around me. Not big stuff just things close to my heart or surroundings Hmmmmm

            1. It sounds like intuition. Good intuition is like a sixth sense.

  37. Great poem. At times, we all dream and wait, and sometimes those dreams come true.

    1. And sometimes you need to work up some courage to chase after them. As long as you have no lasting regrets, you can do either. 🙂

  38. Love this poem… ❤️☺️

    1. I’m glad you enjoyed it. 🙂

  39. Thanks for your poem. Best wishes for the New Year.

    1. Best wishes to you as well! 🙂

  40. Beautiful! I wish you a happy, inspiring New Year!

    1. Thank you and best wishes for the New Year! 🙂

  41. Happy happy 2019 too

  42. This is just lovely and captures much of that adorable silent ‘playing hide and seek’ spirit. Just beautifully penned!☺

    1. Thank you for your kind words. Hope this year brings you everything you hope for and all that you can make happen. 🙂

      1. Thank you very much😊
        You too! Have an amazing year ahead!

  43. I envy you, for I see your endless stream of imaginations. I am now facing a terrible writer’s block, hoped to share something today, nothing happened. Btw, amazing work and Happy new year!

    1. Don’t be afraid to reblog when that happens. Keep hunting for inspiration and you will find it. 🙂

  44. Happy New Year, Sonya! Lovely poem!

    1. Thank you, Jordy! I’m glad you enjoyed it. 🙂

  45. Happy New Year, 2019… very best wishes! 😃

    1. Best wishes to you as well! 🙂

  46. So tender and beautiful, touches my heart

    1. I found your comment in my spam box. I have no idea how it got there, but I apologize for the delay in replying. Thank you so much for your kind words.

      1. No worries! Sometimes I can’t see comments either, thanks!

    1. I’m glad you think so! 🙂

  47. This is so beautifully written. Loved it – hope the wait is worth it

    1. I hope so too. 😉 Glad you enjoyed the poem! 🙂

  48. Thank you for your kind words. And it was my pleasure. 🙂

  49. I wish this has a “sequel” poem. Where they meet again. And so on…

    1. Hehe, well, I wanted to leave that up to the imagination of my readers. 😉

    1. I’m glad you think so. Thank you kindly. 🙂

      1. You’re more than welcome. Keep up the great work.

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