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A Haiku - Impatience

Updated on February 21, 2015

Still not time for "thishful winking"!

Are you so impatient it has become "watiently paiting"?
Are you so impatient it has become "watiently paiting"? | Source

There is more to a "right time" than just presuming "it must be now!"



"Everything" has

Its time and season...surely.

Just not yet, I think.


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      Cynthia B Turner 5 years ago from Georgia

      I like this. A nice summary, especially the last line. Seems we do a lot of waiting, but I can remember how painful patience felt when I was younger. Enjoyed reading.

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      Eiddwen 5 years ago from Wales

      A great example of Haiku;and I now look forward to reading many more by you.

      Take care and enjoy your day.

      eddy.

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      Demas W Jasper 5 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      Cyndy10: I agree with you that patience can be almost painful when we are young, and that the older we get the better a perspective we have on patience and impatience.

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      Linda Bilyeu 5 years ago from Orlando, FL

      I'm still waiting on my impatience to become more patient:)

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 5 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      When I was in my teen impatience could be my middle name. Now I'm mostly calm and serene and remember the saying good things come to those who wait.

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      Ruchira 5 years ago from United States

      well said..we don't get anything before our time and after our time. When the time is right...we shall reap our fruits.

      voted up indeed!

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      picklesandrufus 5 years ago from Virginia Beach, Va

      very well spoken. Patience truly is a virtue, I think. Wrote a hub on it myself.Vote up

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      Linda Crampton 5 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Interesting ideas, Perspycacious! Patience is sometimes very hard to achieve.

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      Karen Silverman 5 years ago

      When it arrives - you will know! Forcing things has never turned out well!

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      Demas W Jasper 5 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      Eiddwen: There are many more, and I'm "two covers from a book." Enjoy (I hope.)

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      Demas W Jasper 5 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      Sunshine625: You didn't say, if you are patiently waiting or impatiently waiting for your impatience to become more patient. Which is it?

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      Demas W Jasper 5 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      Gypsy Rose Lee: there is another , similar, old saying to "wait on the Lord." If the saying is correct, that "what goes around comes around", just think, if we wait long enough, those good things that happened before will happen again!

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      Demas W Jasper 5 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      Ruchira: "for everything there is a time and a season" so you must be right. At the Post Office counter I explain that "I don't need anything. I just stood in line to practice my patience."

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      Demas W Jasper 5 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      picklesandrufus: Haiku are a good form for poets who don't have enugh patience to construct a longer poem. ;o)

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      Demas W Jasper 5 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      AliciaC: I think you may be right. It seems to take a lot of patience to learn to be patient.

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      Demas W Jasper 5 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      ImKarn23: This is my parting shot for today. I think you are right, and I hope so. Folks who say "the clock is ticking" usually seem to have a short perspective. We will know the outcome when we know it, and it is unlikely that we will know it before, even though we can clearly imagine it, and hope for it, and almost taste it. Night, night.

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