The Virtue of Patience

Posted: October 22, 2010 in Blog, Blogging, Life, Metaphorical Musings

Gosh, it’s been so long since my last post!  Oh the delights of a busy life mixed with pathetically debilitating colds!  Anyway, a couple of weeks ago, on 7th October, it was National Poetry Day!  Completely missing the fact that the theme for this year was ‘Home’ I set about putting my own thoughts down in a poem (non rhyming, much against my better judgement – all poem’s should rhyme….!).  Given that my blog is probably the least read blog on the entire internet I thought it would be a good place to put it – for posterity!

So here is my late attempt at a poem to mark National Poetry Day 2010 (and it’s got nothing to do with Home!):

‘Like seeds planted in fertile ground (springing from a touch, a glance, a passion for something) dreams cannot fail to grow.  We hold them close to our heart, water with hope and feed with love, keep them warm and cosy in the palm of our life.  They seem so safe, so real though they are but dreams.

But oh how quickly the weather changes and storms appear to rip them fearlessly from our clasped hands.  And as hope dies, so they become dry and brittle.  And as love walks out the door into the arms of someone else so they wither away into a small ball of nothing.

Where do all the wasted dreams go, when they are starved and dying of thirst?  Nowhere, for they have long learned the virtue of patience.  As long as there is life they remain, ready to bloom again when hope returns; when love returns.

For dreams are strong and in our soul they sit, waiting for the time when we will hold them close to our heart once more.

  I won’t give up my day job….. 


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