THE LACK OF UNDERSTANDING
Sometimes, I lack the ability
to show patience when patience is due.
I want others to cut me some slack
when I’m not living up to my full potential,
but it’s hard for me to return the favor.
People can be so frustrating
when they want everything handed to them,
without making any effort to work for it.
Is my age catching up to me?
Today, I look at life much differently
than I did in my youth.
Maybe what I need isn’t patience at all.
Maybe what I lack is the ability to understand
that no two people are the same
and that reckless judgment serves no purpose.