“Patience!” I yell.


Patience is a virtue, the empress to us all

I yell to her, I seek her aid

But she ignores my call.

She jumps across a sage-lined fence

And into waters swell

My hope is that I catch her soon

And, then, my breath as well. 


Daily Prompt: Elicit

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Carolyn Dennis-Willingham

Carolyn is the author of two published books – No Hill for a Stepper, 2001, and The Last Bordello, 2016. Her third novel, The Moonshine Thicket, is set in 1928 and is currently enduring a professional edit. When not on her laptop, she serves as a lap top for her grandchildren. She is a retired Early Childhood Specialist, a fitness boxer, artist, and a ball thrower for her ever-persistent mini Aussie. In addition to her blogging website, carolyndenniswillingham.com, you may find her on Facebook and Twitter.

10 thoughts on ““Patience!” I yell.

  1. that was pretty good. but u didnt use the word elicit. you may be caught up in the wordplay to much. try writing less creatively. stick to the basic prompt, and then develop your own poem.


  2. Barvo. Patience is a tease, a temptress, a taunt and an ego wrecker. It is an ideal and a virtue that wea ll want to capture and master but reality ( patience’s kin) has a way of challenging our best resolve. Patience is a cheat and a disappointment.

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