The Remover of Obstacles

“Patience is said to be the root and safeguard of all the virtues, not as though it caused and preserved them directly, but merely because it removes their obstacles.” – Aquinas

One of my most meaningful objectives in life is to embellish each of the virtues with poetry and song. This process can be likened unto training the ear to know when the strings of a guitar are in tune. That the soul might be in harmony with what is good and whole, with a heart bold yet steady under the reins of reason as my goal.


Be patient in spite of uncertainty
To know the music of the gods

Be patient when danger surrounds
That you may respond appropriately

Be patient with those who beguile
Misguided intentions come to not

Be patient during pangs of distress
For all things shall pass away

Be patient while nature runs its course
Let the seasons be as they are

Be patient as things fall apart
Each end makes way for a new start

By Jason Youngman
Summer of 2019



About Philosopher Muse

An explorer of volition and soul, a song under a night sky and a dream that forever yearns to be.
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6 Responses to The Remover of Obstacles

  1. inese says:

    Wonderful poem. I saved it to read every morning until I memorize it 🙂

  2. In a perfect world, yes, I could be patient in all the circumstances so wonderfully elucidated in your poem. Probably something most all of us could and should work on. Nice job on this.

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