Monday, November 12, 2012

New Invention for Patience

Poetics Aside Prompt; Write about a piece of technology or engineering that does not exist but that should.  It could be a tribute to something that came to be because of a writer’s imagination, like a helicopter or a submarine or a filtration system that makes urine potable.  Or it could be the original imagination that may one day lead to a new piece of technology, like cloud movers, flood distributors, skyhooks, or levitation chairs.

( I realize my poem is not exactly technology but, it would be nice if someone invented this:) Due to mothering challenges this is the first thought that came to mind:))

Mankind discovers countless cures
To soothe or relieve our ill
But I wish that somebody could invent
A healthy patience pill

Then, for life’s sudden grievances
Or lack of kind good-will
We wouldn’t fret, but simply pop
A little patience pill

Technology is never done
Progress never stands still
And I’m inclined to think someday
They’ll make a patience pill

For traffic jams or check-out lines
While waiting for Jill or Bill
Or as we wait to see the doc
We pop a patience pill

And wouldn’t it be lovely
If we could get a free re-fill
Simply by snapping our fingers
Oops, I think we need a patience pill

© Janet Martin

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  1. Ha Ha Ha :) I'll have a lifetime supply please.....funny.

  2. :) Me too!

    Melissa told me the 'patience pill' already's called marijuana:)Sometimes she cracks me up!


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