Tag Archives: impatience

Short Wisdom

9 Dec

Short Wisdom

There isn’t much that can be said
If only a few words are read
Wisdom isn’t nice and short
And small attention spans just thwart

If you are serious about
Gaining some of wisdom’s clout
You’ll have to make the time to read
‘Cause it’s not a trait gained through speed


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When they become withdrawn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



23 Aug


Impatience comes from thinking that
There’s just not enough time
To finish all the tasks you’ve got
To complete your steep climb

I notice people agitated
When they have to wait
As seconds tick, they roll their eyes
And let patience deflate

They don’t want to wait anymore
They want it right away
They’ll never learn it’s not that fast
They just stand with dismay

Frustrated and stressed out ‘cause
Things are not going smooth
Never realizing that
It’s patience that will soothe

Patience is the one thing that
Will ward off all the stress
Patience is what you should use
When something slows progress

Frustration comes from expecting
Something that can’t be done
If you just take a moment
To breathe and slow your run

If you just accept that this
Person you’re dealing with
Can’t get it done by the first
But maybe by the fifth

If you realize you’re not
As busy as you seem
If you recognize that “busy”
Is a common theme

That it is the reason why
You often get so irked
You’d realize that you’re in fact
Not really overworked

You think, “This needs to get done by
The deadline or I’m dead!”
But you don’t see the cause of your
Frustration’s in your head

What can’t be done just can’t be done
It’s as simple as that
Stressing, screaming, threatening
And acting like a brat

Isn’t going to change the fact
That this deadline’s no use
No need to feel misery
And no need for excuse

“Not going to happen” is
All that you need to say
Accept the situation and
Let patience come your way

Get out of the habit of
Trying to meet deadlines
A warrior is not constrained
By a date that confines

Instead a warrior follows
Guidelines of what to do
A simple plan that’s flexible
In case things go askew

And a warrior does not
Expect immediate
Patience is the trait that will
Cause their stress to remit