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Lessons Learned From Injury (2)

Posted on October 13, 2014 at 3:50 AM

The second of my "Lessons Learned From Injury" is Patience...


(2) Patience

- By Ruth Calder Murphy -


Learning to wait

 - learning to fill the space

between “then” and “there”

blossom, and bear

previously unimagined fruits;

to turn the injury

to opportunity -

not stare at dashed hope

and mourn for what might have been,

but grow a different seed in the tired ground

and harvest unexpected crops

and richer soil

from doing things differently

for a little while.

Patience, I’ve learned,

is not just sitting still

until the wait is done;

it’s seeing opportunity

where frustration

almost won.




Image: "Under the Trees" By Ruth Calder Murphy

Categories: Poetry, Musings, News

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