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Post  mikeschultz on Sun Mar 25 2012, 05:46

Patience, a virtue some seldom practice,
The mark of saints, the bane of those who aren’t.
We know of it, expect it of others
And tell ourselves it’s not so difficult,
When we ourselves have little use for it.

Patience, the woman of my dreams, nightmares,
And countless sleepless nights. If only I
Could embrace Patience, woman or virtue,
I’d turn from clay to flesh and back again
And treasure far more the Art of Patience.

Willing to wait and allow time to pass,
To bring about the outcome we desire,
Or one that is near enough to perfect
As we’re ever likely to find – Patience.


Michael Schultz © March 14, 2012 (1006)


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Re: Patience

Post  Little Owl on Wed Apr 04 2012, 09:12

I used to pray for patience, and God put me into training. What a way to learn through all the chaos, but learn I did. You are right about some people not employing patience, but by experience I know it is hard to come by, at least for me. Until the day I realized what I had asked for and thanked God for the learning. Today, I can exhibit a lot of patience thanks to my training. I guess you can tell your poem hit me dead between the eyes! LOL

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Re: Patience

Post  mikeschultz on Thu Apr 05 2012, 16:37

It is always good to hear how a poem speaks to another's experiences. Thanks for reading my poem, and thank you very much for your lovely comments.

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