A Poem by Ricky Campbell

I'm not very patient

Everyone keeps telling me patience is key
But I never seem to listen
I lie in my bed unable to rest because I am impatient
I am eager for the future, and do not wish to wait
If life had a remote control, the fast forward button would be worn down
All I want to do is know
But we aren't allowed to right away
I also rush through almost everything
Anything you can imagine, even the simplest of things
I hope efficiency follows in my footsteps
Or else my work is a complete mess
Most of this feels forced, because I want to accomplish my dreams
But everything will come in due time
Well, will it really? 
I jitter and I jolt, my body is like a four year old on caffeine
And my mind follows in its footsteps 
I can not bear to wait 
I never would if I had the choice
I show up right on time, not a minute early or late
Oh boy do I hate to wait
I need to learn how to calm and slow down
Or I feel I will drive myself mad
Everything will come together
The puzzle doesn't come in the box already solved,
And you wont solve it right away
I must learn how to wait
I need to be patient.

© 2015 Ricky Campbell

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Ricky, If this poem is an indication of what comes next, I am certainly willing to wait (no poetic-pun intended). You have a nice, fluid writing style (at least in this can change that style with every piece) that shows a lot of promise. Your flow is good, your wordplay even better..."a puzzle doesn't come in the box already solved..." is a captivating and quotable line. Very nice write, sir! Keep it up. take care...dan

Posted 3 Years Ago

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Sorry for late response I have not been on in months :( But this piece is strangely beautiful in its own way and you also have a great writing style also.

Posted 2 Years Ago

Well I believe mind is fastest moving thing in the world if one could learn how to control it they would be known as god... The restless mind leads to innovate create and even destroy. Your words explained exactly how it feels to have a restless mind .enjoyed reading it...keep smiling :)

Posted 3 Years Ago

It's always tough to be patient sometimes. Even the most patient get impatient sometimes. Life can quickly and easily push us past our breaking points. "All I want to do is know", what a struggle...waiting for an answer from within or the outside.

Posted 3 Years Ago

A great message expressed profoundly into words. Great job! :-)

Posted 3 Years Ago

I'm pretty patient. and I believe that others need to be patient to get what they deserve

Posted 3 Years Ago

Ricky, this poem made me realize that I'm impatient. Then again I already knew that lol. Anyway, I love the flow of this poem and the way I connected with the words as I read it. You have a bright future ahead of you! I do have a question for you though, message me please.

Posted 3 Years Ago

Wonderful piece with a great moral. Thanks for sharing.

Posted 3 Years Ago

People say that patience is a virtue, and I always retort with "One I do not have!" Great write!

Posted 3 Years Ago

Urgency is nice to thing to read about. I don't know why that it is. Makes sense, I suppose.

Posted 3 Years Ago

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Everywhere is patient, epic composition though!

Posted 3 Years Ago

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Ricky Campbell
Ricky Campbell

Portage, MI

I am a 16 year old teen from a calm, quiet city. I have aspirations of publishing a book of poetry before I graduate high school, and would appreciate any feed back and tips! Also, if you would like m.. more..


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