Waiting ~ Pic and a Word Challenge #333

Waiting, Vancouver International Airport, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

I wait my turn
For the opportunity
To challenge
The sky
Leave the storm sodden Earth
Rise into the promise
Of light
Breaking through the cloud

But why?

Why wait?

Is not the sky
Are these not wings
To lift me?

There is no control tower
No queue for the runway
My hand rests
On the throttle

All that’s needed
Is the will to engage
The engines

Bound for Mesa, Arizona
Vancouver International Airport
British Columbia, Canada

Taken during travels, 2022

Pic and a Word Challenge

Last time we found comradery in  Friendship. This week, let’s consider why it is we’re Waiting. Or find something else to inspire you in this photograph of a passenger jet wing as it waits, next in line for takeoff, at Vancouver International Airport in British Columbia, Canada.

The Pic and a Word Challenge is a weekly creativity prompt offered Mondays.

With each challenge I provide a photograph of mine along with a single word. The challenge? Use the pic and/or word as  inspiration to create something — a photograph, a painting, video, prose, poetry, fiction, non-fiction, longread or just a few words. You are welcome to use these two elements (photograph and word) literally, thematically or metaphorically. If you create both images and words, all the better.

To participate:

  • Use any title you like
  • Your response can be words and/or images
  • You may use my image to illustrate your post, or any images you have created
  • Mention that you are responding to the Pic and a Word Challenge
  • Add a link to this post in your response

To help us find your response — whether on WordPress, Instagram, Flicker, Tumblr, etc. — you can also:

  • Add a comment on this post to announce your response
  • Apply the tag/hashtag “Pic and a Word Challenge” or “#picandawordchallenge” to your post

Each week, I’ll list the previous challenge’s responses at the end of the new challenge. I may also share some on my social media: Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Tumblr, etc.

The previous challenge was: Friendship

Three Friends, Horseshoe Bend, Colorado River, Page, Arizona, United States of America
Challenge #332 ~ Friendship

The word for last week’s Pic and a Word Challenge #332  was Friendship, along with this photograph of three friends taking a selfie on the edge of spectacular Horseshoe Bend in Arizona, USA.

Three bloggers took the Friendship road this time. Thanks!

View all the Pic and a Word Challenges, including the current challenge, on the Pic and a Word Challenge tag page.

Happy Creating! ❤