Lack of Patience

14 Oct

Lack of Patience

Most of my writings deal with
An introspective view
The process of learning oneself
So we won’t turn the screw

So that we do not make things worse
When challenges arise
So that we walk away from them
Stronger, more patient, wise

We know what we must do to build
Our patience and our poise
But for a change, let’s now address
The ones who make the noise

The ones who try our patience ‘cause
They have none of their own
The ones who lose their cool because
They make things overblown

Who think that insignificant
Matters are life and death
Who haven’t figured out just yet
The value of a breath

When our patience is tested
Most often it’s one who
Doesn’t have the same patience,
Focus or poise as you

Make it very clear to them
That you won’t be controlled
Impatience has a way of spreading
Clutching, grabbing hold

If they raise their voice and have
Frustration in their tone
Don’t respond by raising yours
Or giving them a groan

Lao Tzu once said that silence can
Be a source of great strength
The ones who like to shout are too
Weak to go to that length

In the face of aggression
Of words that sting and bite
Don’t let your ego control
Your mouth and start a fight

Use silence to give you strength
Make quiet moments roar
Your strength will cause the shouter to
Not want to fight that war

Because it’s not the kind they want
It’s not a shouting match
They know that in a war of patience
You won’t get a scratch

In the face of angry words
And bickering and sighs
Use your words with quiet strength
And show that you are wise

Do not let their attitude
Influence how you act
A warrior’s patience is so
Strong that it can’t be cracked

It’s able to wait quite a while
For their impatience to
Kick and scream itself tired
While it keeps turning screw

All the while, you grow stronger
Focused and in control
Before too long your patience will
Have taken quite a toll

On impatient ones before you
They will simmer down
They’ll wonder why they got upset
And acted like a clown

That’s the power, influence
That warriors have on
The weak-minded and uncontrolled
When they become withdrawn

From drama, ego, sensitive
Feelings of people who
Lack your patience and attempt
To spread it on to you

                                    Miro

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7 Responses to “Lack of Patience”

  1. wastelandexplorer October 16, 2011 at 2:00 am #

    Powerful words. Wonderful lesson

  2. zendictive October 16, 2011 at 6:15 pm #

    In the face of aggression
    Of words that sting and bite
    Don’t let your ego control
    Your mouth and start a fight

    wise words (~_~)

  3. Nandini October 22, 2011 at 9:45 am #

    I think this too, a lot many times indeed. 🙂

    “The ones who try our patience ‘cause
    They have none of their own
    The ones who lose their cool because
    They make things overblown

    Who think that insignificant
    Matters are life and death
    Who haven’t figured out just yet
    The value of a breath”

    🙂

    Now, will read the rest of the poem. 🙂

    • Warrior Poet Wisdom October 22, 2011 at 11:35 am #

      I really enjoy when readers quote the verses that resonate with them most. Thanks for sharing. 🙂
      Peace & strength,
      ~Miro

  4. Nandini October 22, 2011 at 9:47 am #

    Totally loved it. Great inspirations. 🙂

    • Warrior Poet Wisdom October 23, 2011 at 11:25 am #

      Thanks, glad to hear it resonated with you. 🙂
      Peace & strength,
      ~Miro

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