Claude H Oliver II

Rookie - 145 Points (Nov.7,1948 / New York City)


Impatience with what is
Moves one to create
What could be
What might be
The magnitude of the desire
To change what is
Defines the impatience.
Yet impatience exists
Surrounded by infinite patience
Change comes imperceptibly
Without fanfare
Slowly and unhurried
Those who are patient
Sense changes – see changes
Become changed – adapting
Those who are impatient
Rarely see what they have wrought
They are denied the fruit of their thought
Not by those patient others
But by their own impatient selves.

Submitted: Thursday, November 19, 2009
Edited: Friday, July 15, 2011

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  • Rookie - 312 Points Almedia Knight-Oliver (11/19/2009 9:58:00 PM)

    Cant' wait; restlessly eager to do, go, be.... all defines impatience. 'makes one create what could be, what might be'. Impatience changes what is but, not what could be with just a little patience. for haste makes waste-I know this is an old cliche yet as true as it was when my Mamma warn me that fools rush in fearing to be left out. Yes, my dear the impatience ones rarely see what they have wrought because of their haste they waste all that was made. A fresh perception of impatience that I give a 10+++` (Report) Reply

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