Patience

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jaded feelings nearing a worn – out
pushing fresh rusty nails into his heart          
adding salty guilt on swollen wounds                
is patience abused, breaking the limits of his temper

liquids do overflow its brim
running  more distances  at the edge of his toughness
drawing out  power in excess from his meager stamina
is a test of patience, aiming for excellence

calmness at the height of a possible danger
guts and  bravery to conquer some fears
poised enough to  project control and composure
that is patience, it’s a virtue, a character