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Patience

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Patience

PATIENCE

We hear that patience is a virtue 
Is this true, or simply virtual reality 
When leaders are teaching our youth; 
do as I say, not as I do 
Regression to a version of the American 
truth

Impatience is becoming intolerance 
But to be patient is viewed as ignorance 
In a blind world conforming to violence 
Very few see need for benevolence

Many view crime as way of life 
Government fuels fires, causing strife 
Committing true crime with their lack of 
pride 
Our country torn by those who lied

Promoting bigotry and distaste for the 
unknown
 But these days color and homosexuality 
are lactose free 
Intolerant of equality, it’s a problem, 
clearly 
Love is love, embrace the hate 
Hold it tightly until it sees the light

Peace pushed just beyond our reach 
We realize that “hope and change” was 
just a speech 
Wars raging through the land we call 
home 
In God we trust, not this powerful regime

Speak out now with virtuous impatience 
Change is change no matter how small 
the feat
Restore hope with unfaltering acceptance 
and grace 
Serve what you stand for, no time left to 
waste

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  1. Date: 8/1/2013 11:52:00 AM
    Well said! What a great poem ! Congrats on your featured poem! Laura :0)

  1. Date: 8/1/2013 10:29:00 AM
    Congratulation on being featured. Excellent poetry poet.

  1. Date: 6/22/2013 9:30:00 PM
    This is interesting and exposes views that are sitting right in front of us and reminds us. Nice poem.

  1. Date: 6/19/2013 1:48:00 PM
    Hi Gabrielle, . Dropping in with a nice warm WELCOME to poetry soup. I’m here to invite you on over to my latest contest. You will find the contest page on the top left hand side* please consider my contest* hopefully you find this place to be the comfort zone your pen is looking for. If you ever need or seek feedback on a certain poem, click on my name any time you like. I’m looking forward in following you and your poetry. Hope to hear from you soon. You will enjoy this community; we are one big happy family. (Drama & Love. LOL) ~ Take Care!! From: your new poet friend Linda

  1. Date: 6/19/2013 7:51:00 AM
    Gabrielle, a nice message and poem. great ending, Stopping by with a nice and sweet Welcome to Poetry Soup. Wishing you the best when it comes to your poems. I hope you get to meet all the nice poets around here. Starting with me. SKAT :-) Please drop a hello and tell me a little about yourself if you like. I would like to be your newest poetry soup fan....... God Bless........... Hugs* SKAT

  1. Date: 6/19/2013 5:08:00 AM
    Hey, Gabrielle! - Pleased to read your first poem in the P-Soup! - You write very well. - Welcome to P-Soup, hope you will get much pleasure from sharing your thoughts and words here with us :) - Here it is: give to get, comments - then you will get feedback on your writing - I love get feedback on what I write. - Wish you luck my "new friend" - Have fun with poetry! - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)

  1. Date: 6/19/2013 3:45:00 AM
    You write many truths. Keep posting. Rick

    Charisse Avatar Gabrielle Charisse
    Date: 6/19/2013 4:01:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Rick. Will do. ~Gabrielle