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A Haiku - Patience

Updated on February 23, 2015

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.


© 2013 Demas W. Jasper All rights reserved.


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    • Perspycacious profile image

      Demas W Jasper 4 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      A thoughtful reflection is always worth reflecting on.

    • Gypsy Rose Lee profile image

      Gypsy Rose Lee 5 years ago from Riga, Latvia

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

    • AliciaC profile image

      Linda Crampton 5 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

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

    • Ericdierker profile image

      Eric Dierker 5 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Very well done.

    • Anna Haven profile image

      Anna Haven 5 years ago from Scotland

      Done with such skill. Thankyou for sharing.

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      Martin Kloess 5 years ago from San Francisco

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