General Poetry posted September 24, 2017


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Inconsistency

by Thal1959

Patience is the companion of wisdom,
or, at least that's what we've been told.
'Tis best to wait and ponder things out,
than charge forward swift and bold.
--- but ---
The race is to the swiftest, I've heard,
the wise and advising folks say.
Make that mark in your life, right now,
don't waste the hours by waiting all day.
--- but ---
Good things come to those who wait, they say,
don't rush into error blatantly.
That stitch in time saves far more than nine;
iron out those troubles patiently.
--- but ---
Strike while the iron is hot, it was said,
take hold of opportunities new,
show the fine trait of initiative,
it's a most undeniable virtue.
--- but ---
Patience is a virtue, I also know,
don't risk what impatience might cost,
good things come to those who wait - remember?
Hold steadily to what might be lost.
--- but ---
He who hesitates is lost. Oh my!
For "patience" and "haste," you will find,
myriad quotes of both are made up,
by those who can't make up their mind!


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