The PAD prompt for April 17th was “Waiting”. But, I got to thinking, the poem I wrote on April 3, with the prompt of “Communication” could have done just as well here.
The past ten months I have done a lot of waiting. Waiting on hold. Waiting on mail. Waiting for the right house to come along. Waiting on other people. In all of this, I have waited on the Lord. Not always patiently I am sorry to say.
Wait on the Lord; Be of good courage, And He shall strengthen your heart; Wait, I say, on the Lord! – Psalm 27:14
So, here’s my poem from April 3rd.
Communication Press one Your wait time is 14 minutes For the next available representative Name Phone number Date Of birth Last four of your social Repeat Press two Your wait time is 23 minutes How may I help you? I’m sorry, but I can’t help you with that Let me transfer you Repeat Press three Please remain on the line I’m sorry for your loss Your husband’s date of birth Date of death Last four of his social Call us if you haven’t received it in 60 days No, it takes up to 14 days after processing No, it takes up to 28 days Repeat Press four A death certificate A driver's license A marriage certificate Repeat Press five Your address Your former address Beneficiaries My supervisor isn’t available Leave your name and phone number Repeat Press six I’m sorry, our office is closed