Wednesday, December 9, 2009

ON PATIENCE - TOLERANCE - STRENGTH

Two poems with the same first line. I havn't made sense of them yet


PATIENCE

Patience is pain
Dull and drawn out
A protracted battle
Where no dust is raised
The space between letting go
And letting things stay the same
A place where inertia is your friend
And progress imperceptibly sustained
Patience is no game
Its a battle with no territory gained
A slow steady motionless pace
Where you stay as you push against
The walls that cage you in

09.12.2009
James Adolwa

PATIENCE - TOLERANCE - STRENGTH

patience is pain
prolonged, expanded, sustained
Tolerance is irritation
bottled up, inhibited, suppressed
Strength is weakness
transmuted, uprooted, twitched
Light is darkness
expelled, evicted, ejected

08.09.2009
James Adolwa

1 comment:

  1. Patience..!
    My friend James, thanx a million times for this kind of expression. You always write the poems that capture me!

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