An enviable virtue, Patience.
Like Ruth standing in an alien field
like Job suffering silent agonies
like multitudes looking for the messiah
like mother Earth holding on
for reformation in human hearts
I too must wait
sometimes in the dark
sometimes in light
for dreams to realize
for plans to materialize.
I too should have the wealth
possessed by a fortunate few,
the only means to pave my path
to lasting peace and joy,
the one universally acclaimed
virtue of yore called Patience.
Placed First in Virtues of Poetry Contest, April 2013
Mentioned in Spiritual Newsletter: February 08, 2017 Issue. Thank you Sophy.