Patience and Perseverance

Patience and Perseverance

brothers (2)

Two entirely different coins

But on the same side

Our arguments are legend

We thought our grudges would never die

You made statements

I asked why?

You said I will wait you out

I said wanna bet?

You say patience is a virtue

I say you know who is patient?


You tried to lead by example

And of course I rebelled

But there is no doubt

That you taught me well

Because I never knew what perseverance was

Until I refused to give up on you

And I like to think my insanity

Taught you your patience too

So now you carefully explain

Right and wrong to your child for an hour

And I am in the background

Yelling fight the power!

We may spend a lot of time

Shaking our heads at each other’s nature

You forever the director

I forever the player

But when we manage to make a team

We can’t be beat

And in all honesty

Your qualities have rubbed off on me


Maybe someday I will be patient enough

To understand how you put up with me

But until then I will persevere

At running head long into being hasty


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