2022 April PAD Challenge: Day 15

Write a poem every day of April with the 2022 April Poem-A-Day Challenge. For today’s prompt, write a patience poem.

Yesterday, we were almost halfway there, and today (once we write our poems), we will, in fact, be halfway through this poem-a-day challenge. Onward!

For today’s prompt, write a patience poem. Your poem could be about someone or something with great patience, or it could come from the other direction (ie, impatience). One fun thing about this prompt is that it begs us to consider the various ways of measuring time: From the patience required to sit at a red light to the patience of a tree growing rings for centuries.

Remember: These prompts are springboards to creativity. Use them to expand your possibilities, not limit them.

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Here’s my attempt at a Patience Poem:

“In Good Time”

I’m not sure if patience
is a virtue or a vice,
something sinister or nice,
because of times I’m glad
I did not act in haste
and those other times
that felt they were a waste;
so I’m not sure if patience
may be a vice or virtue,
but I’m glad it led me to you.


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