Practicing Patience

She didn’t use it

As often enough

As was necessary.

And she noticed

How that changed

When she did

Have the presence

Of mind to ensure

It was entrenched

Deep in each act.

Smoothing out areas

That would have been

Otherwise rather trying,

On all that gave grace

Its true meaning to her.

It happened around

An age she couldn’t

Exactly recall for sure,

The first time when

She saw its real power.

When its sweet rewards

Came flooding her life,

That was due to previously

Practicing with ways

Which eased the waiting.

She promised herself

To use it more often,

Since exercising patience

Was what made bearable

Both life and love.
Ria 2016