Wisdom Waits

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Wisdom comes in times of quiet and solitude,
resting quietly beside me,
nudging me forward.
Driving moments, shower moments, blogging moments–
those times when wisdom beckons, 
and I press inward, 
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and see my internal reflection

with all its inadequacies
and wonder who I am, 
who I am becoming,
and who I haven’t become. 

Cynicism and Impatience,
my manipulative friends,
molding me into someone
who I don’t want to become,
I am disfigured–
expecting too much from some,
not giving enough to others.
Losing focus of what’s important,
not meeting people where they are,
and struggling to love my neighbors, 
both young and grown.

Empathy and Compassion beckon me.
Wisdom waits.
In my moment of solitude,
I am alone and disfigured,
pressing inward and
looking on.


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9 thoughts on “Wisdom Waits

  1. Maya, this is beautiful. I was going to quote the first lines as my favorite, but as I kept reading and rereading I just loved them all. I really like how similar the first lines in each stanza are.

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  2. Wonderful writing. As I read I kept connecting to what you were writing. It was as if you were writing my own thoughts about what I feel on a regular basis. Now I feel I am not alone. Thanks for sharing.

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  3. Wonderful writing. As I read I kept connecting to what you were writing. It was as if you were writing my own thoughts about what I feel on a regular basis. Now I feel I am not alone. Thanks for sharing.

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  4. Beautiful language – my favorite lines are the first three lines-"Wisdom comes in times of quiet and solitude,resting quietly beside me,nudging me forward."and the two words near the end, "Wisdom waits." Thanks for such lovely words to ponder.

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