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Antiques N Elders

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Children with a sense of undeserving of entitlement.

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Antiques N Elders

It's What's under 
the hood that counts.
Antiques  are worth money-
Like old things have much value.

Knowledge and wisdom
are the title's transferred.

Only people are
devalued with time.

One day sit down
and speak to an elder.

Open up his chest -Find 
what out how he survived....

the death defying
feat of growing old. 

Survived sickness
 cold . and  wars.

Living in poverty most times 
or how they struck gold.

How they farmed the land. 
or survived a famine

What secrets will they share? 
Realize he/ she, may have
Forgotten things/That you never 
even knew...

Info you will never know
unless you sit and talk 
With an antiquated human.

The Old Species 
are like antique cars ...
It's under the hood that counts.
If you are lucky and
Blessed the elder
may open up to you.

Reveal real 
wisdom that you may 
store and use.

If they read you as a fool
They will shut down - 
Clam up and  shut you out.

And you will remain a 
fool- with another missed
opportunity- and many 
more to come.

And the secrets of the 
Elders will " to you"
be lost forever. 
There is a reason he /she
did not sign a transfer of 
his/ her-title over.

Even with your
sense of 
entitlement itching you.
He did not will it to you -
You being as an wreckless
child the elder felt that

You may kill yourself
or others- with that
transferred power.

Believe me they 
know who and whom
will be good stewards  
of their integrity.

The ones who do
the less harm-
and the most good
inherit equal shares.

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  1. Date: 7/4/2014 7:24:00 AM

  1. Date: 3/24/2014 10:12:00 AM
    Congratulations on your poem being featured this week, Lovely write, vicki

  1. Date: 3/24/2014 1:59:00 AM
    So amazing !! So deep and rich in such important words !!! Love it !!

  1. Date: 3/24/2014 12:30:00 AM
    Thank You Donna first to comment

  1. Date: 12/22/2013 5:32:00 PM
    This is an awesome!!!!!!!!! true...I was blessed to know all of my grandparents on both sides of the family. Both grandmothers lived until I was in my thirties...and they did make a difference in my life...

    Acquah Avatar Vicki Acquah
    Date: 3/24/2014 12:28:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    That's the right Spirit.. Donna Jones. Yes !