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Micro-Poem ~ The Art of Patience.

John values the use of humour and enjoys writing and reading limericks and jokes. He is a fan of Dr. Seuss, Edward Lear and Shel Silverstein

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What is a Micro-Poem?

What is micro-poetry, you might ask? According to micropoetry.com, it is a “genre of poetic verse which is characterized by its extreme brevity. In other words, a [micropoem] is a short poem.” This can encompass many different types of poetry, the most famous probably being haiku.

The micro-poems that I write a usually longer than a haiku, but still very short compared to the poetry I normally write. They often have a twist or surprise at the end.

Definition of Patience

patienceˈpeɪʃ(ə)ns/noun

  1. 1.the capacity to accept or tolerate delay, problems, or suffering without becoming annoyed or anxious. "You can find bargains if you have the patience to sift through the rubbish "synonyms: forbearance, tolerance, restraint, self-restraint, resignation, stoicism, fortitude, sufferance, endurance
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The Art of Patience.


In the car

I sit and wait,

As you do craft

And communicate.


It gives me time

To read and write,

So I won't complain

As many might.


You twirl a spindle

Or spin your wheel,

As I wait patient.

It's no big deal.


Next week, I'll take you

To the 'game',

You can wait for me,

It's just the same.

Action during a Rugby League game.

Action during a Rugby League game.

© 2014 John Hansen

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