Forgiving Time

A poem about patience.

Jun Wu
Jun Wu
Sep 14, 2020 · 1 min read
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I forgive time for not
telling me about that alternate
universe where I didn’t
have to makeup narratives
to keep myself sane
through incessant
battles that won’t give.

I forgive time for testing
me over and over until
the last drop of my patience
finally waned, where I
stripped off my ego,
baring the essence so
clearly, succinctly for
others to see.

I forgive time for plucking
me straight from successes
and planting me in failures
until my roots were fertilized
with a new kind of compassion,
healing all past wounds.

I forgive time for the wisdom
that it has shown me in waiting,
in living, in embarking on
anxiety inducing journeys
that are less about risk
and more about braving still.

I forgive time because like I,
it sees, loves, and nurtures
the infinite that endures
beyond hope.

Jun Wu

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Jun Wu

Written by

Jun Wu

Writer, Technologist: Tech|Future|Leadership (Forbes-AI, Behind the Code)

Jun Wu Blog

Blog of Jun Wu — Life, Work, Women, Love, Relationships, Parenting

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