Adult Nonfiction Poetry Poetry Friday

[Poetry Friday] “In Good Time” by Abimbola T. Alabi

Featured poem of the week: In Good Time by Abimbola T. Alabi

Fats here.

Happy Friday! How are you holding up? It has been ten days since our library closed due to the pandemic. In between chores, reading, and the occasional “Netflix and chill,” I haven’t been doing much. Regardless of what’s keeping you busy during this time, I hope you are well!

My Poetry Friday offering this week is all about biding time. I found it online, courtesy of Family Friend Poems. Thank you, Tabatha @ The Opposite of Indifference, for hosting the Poetry Friday round-up!

In Good Time

by Abimbola T. Alabi

Life can seem an endless maze,
The twists and turns, lulls and delays,
But things always fall into place…
In good time.

Friends will sometimes go away.
Some may disappoint or others betray,
But new ones will come to stay…
In good time.

The hurt of getting something wrong,
And the lesson it often brings along
Are there, you see, to make you strong…
In good time.

Kindness freely given away,
Unnoticed now, will somehow find its way
Back to you and come to stay…
In good time.

Efforts seem not to pay to plan?
Forge on friend, doing the best you can.
Fortune will find the deserving man…
In good time.

Life can be tough, there’s no doubt,
But hope is the thing we can’t do without.
Right things with joy will come about…
In good time.


Fats is the Assistant Manager for Circulation Services at the Wayne County Public Library in Wooster, Ohio. She considers herself a reader of all sorts, although she needs to work on her non-fiction reading. Fats likes a good mystery but is not too fond of thrillers. She takes book hoarding seriously and enjoys collecting bookmarks and tote bags. When she is not reading, Fats likes to shop pet apparel for her cat Penny (who absolutely loathes it).

1 comment on “[Poetry Friday] “In Good Time” by Abimbola T. Alabi

  1. How particularly relevant to everything that’s happening around us these days!

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