the key to acceptance is to first accept oneself - "Those who would normally be their suppor / tBeing patient with them as they deal with things / Now need the support and patience - it takes courage, strength, and... patience, excellent, dapper.
There are two meanings of the word “accept,” “endure patiently” or “consent, with favor or with approval” If one accepts in the second sense only, one is harming them more than helping. But if each side accepts in the first sense, this is were the magic happens. Great poem by the way … it demands that one think. Five Stars!