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I question my IQ

I filled out those IQ tests, ten years apart
Each test I took scored me one point from Mensa
Years of College, I should not have taken art
I put the blame on Top Ramon and pizza

Not the sharpest tool in the shed, by far
Balancing ideas to sway my mind
My solutions might be lacking in part
But the answers I get, settle in time

Our intelligence needs challenge, my friend
A problem solved, we subconsciously wonder
Question a question to question again
Just to come up with more thoughts to ponder

There's three kinds of genius on the beaten track
Those who can really count and then those who just can't
Some are out of their minds, but they will be back
Geniuses are artists with names like Rembrandt

I want to ask a you a question I found
What does the Statue of Liberty stand for?
The answer is simple, she can't sit down
Intelligence detests this subtle humor

So the next time you have lost your pen
Don't think of yourself as an idiot
This happens to many of wise men
They have gone on to greatness, without it


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  1. Date: 4/15/2010 5:51:00 PM
    Okay on this one does it mean I my IQ. will get smarter as I age . I am that lost the pen . Thanks God it happens to the wise ones. In the other hand I have to say I Love the Statue of Liberty one. This is good. Like always. P.D.

  1. Date: 4/12/2010 2:15:00 PM
    Last two lines are my favorite and made me chuckle with understanding, although there are many well written parts in this very unique poem. I've always questioned the true validity of IQ tests, but perhaps that's in part, because I have taken a lot of art.

  1. Date: 4/6/2010 4:31:00 AM
    No question , Mitch , clever piece you penned , here ....

  1. Date: 4/5/2010 11:58:00 AM
    Enjoyed this one too, Mitch :) Wish you the best in the contest , ;) I sure am curious myself whether I'm Mensa material though....

  1. Date: 4/1/2010 12:38:00 PM
    Hey a great entry here, Mitch. I score normal on FAST IQ tests, but when I am given one that allows me to take my time, I am able to get counted as a borderline genius haha. It's all in how you "look at it." My humor does not detest subtle humor. the Statue of Liberty was a really fun line! I sure hope I can come up with something for MY assignment in this contest. LUv, andrea

  1. Date: 4/1/2010 9:36:00 AM
    I beg to differ with your own self image, Mitch. I think you're brilliant! Schools can educate but the IQ is born within your mind. (Enjoyed the line about the Statue of Liberty AND your witty comment on Poet Destroyer's latest poem in the light-hearted battle with Gareth.) Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 3/30/2010 11:32:00 PM
    Thank you for your welcome blog comments today Mitch Rgds Brian

  1. Date: 3/30/2010 1:49:00 PM
    Many wise men don't need pens Mitch, you are right. Many couldn't read or write.

  1. Date: 3/30/2010 10:56:00 AM
    Enjoyed reading your awesome poetry today Mitch. I wish you the best always in your writing endeavors whatever they may be. Hoping you have a wonderful week filled with inspiration and the best to you in the contest. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 3/30/2010 8:27:00 AM
    What a wonderful write! I prefer the subtle humor!! And love Top Ramen and pizza....guess I'm in trouble!!! Good luck Mitch, in the contest! ~ Love, Carrie