Patience is a devoted commitment
A promise to what could be different

To what you know may yet be made
A hope for nothing you would trade

Resisting all temptation of finality
Until the ideal becomes reality

And the truest sign of a vision pre-drawn
Is long and arduous patience undergone

On that eve of awaited perfection attained
The most savory gift is temptation abstained

To present a love long and solemnly withheld
Even before that vision in your mind’s eye dwelled

That your heart in ambition you did conceal
And loved the ideal more than the real

To have remained committed faithfully
To your desire’s unceasing certainty

That no illusive mirage gleaming
Could hope to satisfy your yearning

Patience measures your love of you
And your growing horizon too