“A LESSON IN PATIENCE, TOLERANCE & GRUMBLING!”MYSTIC POET ๐Ÿ’ฅ

“A LESSON IN PATIENCE, TOLERANCE & GRUMBLING!” a poem for Tuesday, March 26, 2019

A FROG hopped-up to a GARTER snake, correcting him on the spot!
“You SHOULD-HAVE said: ‘This, this, not That!’ ” but-the-garter-did-NOT-get “hot!”
“IF you were loving-and-kind-to-me,” the frog proud-ly ass-erted,
“You would-a-known-what-you-said-was-wrong! &-what-you-did, you’d’ve-averted!”

The GARTER seemed tolerant, not-easily-moved; he-did-not-react at all,
But listened fully to-the-unsolicited-“advice” and-fin-ally-he-did-call,
His-cousin-CORAL to-the scene – and told the frog to hop,
To-little-coral, red and orange, and-of-course-then NOT-to stop,
But-continue giving his [fine] advice, to point out CORAL’s “error,”
As to what she’d often said and done! The frog went to her la-ir,
And-lambasted Coral’s points of view – manner and address!
THE FROG GOT BIT AND BRUISED A LOT, made-into-an-awful-mess!

So, as the frog hopped-off-toward-home, he said-to the garter snake:
“What went wrong? for-I-was-only-judging – Coral, for goodness sake!”
“Well, your ‘corrections’ are often fine, WHEN YOU-ARE TOLER-ATED,
But coral snakes don’t really care – to be so much berated!
I am NOT patient – and-could-be-called ‘unkind,’ for NOT reminding you:
Most folks are NOT very-patient! with-someone’s-cocky-point-of-view!”

Did Froggie-learn from-all-of-this? Perhaps! to be more “humble,”
And not to be so-sure-of-[him]self, to-always-correct-and-grumble,
For SOME FOLKS AREN’T SO PATIENT – & WILL PUT YOU IN YOUR PLACE!
IT’S-BEST NOT-TO-TELL-OTHERS-THEY’RE-JUST-PLAIN-WRONG,
ESPECIALLY-TO-THEIR-FACE! ๐Ÿ™‚ – Whoa! Amen!

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