Patience and the American Truth

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic
Patience is important in my life but when I wrote the word on my screen, I was surprised where this piece took me.

Submitted: June 19, 2013

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PATIENCE

We hear that patience is a virtue Is this true, or simply virtual reality When leaders are teaching our youth; do as I say, not as I do Regression to a version of the American truth

Impatience is becoming intolerance But to be patient is viewed as ignorance In a blind world conforming to violence Very few see need for benevolence

Many view crime as way of life Government fuels fires, causing strife Committing true crime with their lack of pride Our country torn by those who lied

Promoting bigotry and distaste for the unknown But these days color and homosexuality are lactose free Intolerant of equality, it’s a problem, clearly Love is love, embrace the hate Hold it tightly until it sees the light

Peace pushed just beyond our reach We realize that “hope and change” was just a speech Wars raging through the land we call home In God we trust, not this powerful regime

Speak out now with virtuous impatience Change is change no matter how small the feat Restore hope with unfaltering acceptance and grace Serve what you stand for, no time left to waste


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