A Haiku - Patience

I was once impatiently learning patience.

Learning patience takes patience on the part of the teachers.
Learning patience takes patience on the part of the teachers. | Source

"Everything comes to him who waits."


There are ways to wait.

The watched pot, the clock's ticking,

Measure our patience.


Is patience lost time?

Only if we watch it pass.

"Time will tell!" they say.


What time is it now?

It's time for being patient.

"Good luck follows bad."


Endure well and live.

Clouds, sun, rain, storm....all the same.

Peace is restful too.


Past worries fade some.

Not as grand as once they seemed.

Waters tend to calm.


Skies change all the time.

Nature does too, just like you.

Patience sees you through.


Pass the time calmly.

Think what time will bring to you.

Change is sure. What? When?


Patience as in chess.

Think five moves ahead of now.

Wasted time is lost.


Fill the empty time.

A book, a game, a language,

Patience gives us gifts.


It robs us of naught.

Reflecting moments is all.

Use them all wisely.

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© 2013 Demas W. Jasper All rights reserved.



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Mhatter99 3 years ago from San Francisco

Back for your haiku, and they are brilliant as ever. Thank you


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Anna Haven 3 years ago from Scotland

Done with such skill. Thankyou for sharing.


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Ericdierker 3 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

Very well done.


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AliciaC 3 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

Thanks for sharing these very interesting thoughts about patience, Perspycacious.


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Gypsy Rose Lee 3 years ago from Riga, Latvia

What comes to mind is the saying - patience is virtue.


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Perspycacious 3 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond Author

A thoughtful reflection is always worth reflecting on.

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