Waiting v Wanting

Wait

Patience

Pause

A virtue valued.

Want

Pursuit

Go

Mindset admired.

Waiting and wanting

War or peace

Is coexistence

possible?

Together

Forms healthy tension.

Distance leads

To isolation.

Hold them

As one

Let them dance

Let them play.

Wanting.

Waiting.

Waiting.

Wanting.

Not one is better

Than the other.

Be with both.

Feel them both.

Ask for help

Which should lead?

Which should follow?

Each time is

Different

Each time is

Different

Waiting.

Wanting.

Wanting.

Waiting.

I wrote this poem from seat 7C, 35K feet above ground, after reading a few seemingly opposing leadership newsletters. One point of view held strong to important of patience and waiting. The other was adamant on focus, goal-setting, and action. This poem was my attempt to reconcile the two.