Forbearance

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“Be careful what you ask for” has been the theme and/or moral of fables and stories and sermons for several thousand years.

I made
The mistake
Of asking for
Forbearance.
I have
Also been
Granted
Many opportunities
For the practice
Of
My gift.
I am
Wondering
If
Massive irritation,
Maddening frustration,
Swallowed anger,
And
Sublimation of self
Are
Always
Part of the
Forbearance
Package?
Who
Decided
Forbearance
Was a
Package deal,
Anyway?
I didn’t
Catch any
Golden Fish.
I didn’t
Net any
Magical birds.
I didn’t
See any
Leprechauns.
I merely
Told the
Prayer Warriors,
When asked,
What I needed
To fulfill
What has been
Asked
Of me.
Was that
So terrible?
Now I have
Been reborn.
I am a
Forbearing
Donkey.
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Bear … 07.13.2015
â“’Bearspawprint2015
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