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Sweet Purpose

I have come to the point of decision
And I have decided in favour of love

Wisdom is not solely measured by experience
But more by capacity for it
I have glimpsed deep into history
I have sieved through its successes 
...for the soundest advice I could find
Most profound I have received from the greatest achievers in its archives

I am a Student of Life
I am a Wordsmith of Optimism 
And I am a Mason of the Castles of Dreams
This Trinity of Purpose for me goes hand in hand, side by side
Each benefits the other
Issue is, they set me apart from the others

Here I am, young when I should be intoxicated with the fads of modernity
Fortified with skills that are eager to pay the ordinary wages 
But nay, I am not to be beleaguered 
I focus ahead to perceive the greater rewards at the summation of days
For I place most value on the greatest wealth: WISDOM and HAPPINESS

I have come to the point of decision
And I have decided in favour of love

I choose to commit my heart entirely
To the work I love best
For it is this calling that shall liberate the sanctity of my humanity
The world I dwell in fathoms not a shred of my quest
For it views life through the lenses of reality

True as it may be that my work suffices not to endow me 
...with common currency in these economic times
The rationale of my perception discerns far beyond this temporary mist

Let them roar their throats in laughter at my perceived stupidity
But it is their children and their children’s children that shall benefit most 
...From this shelter of thoughts and dreams that for them I build

I expect no immediate remuneration for my onerous undertaking
For I rationalize it as a selfless gift to humanity
Hence I shall tap deep within to give all can give
I am determined to build this Shelter of Thoughts and Dreams
I have the basic skills hence I commit my willingness and ingenuity
The Good Gods shall present the mortar and bricks

The fear of failure has been permanently exiled from boarding my being
As my eyes are fixated on the prize
I am ready to pay the price

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  1. Date: 4/27/2011 4:38:00 AM
    Wiseton ..making luv your mantra is perfect.. all else falls into place.. being a student of life is gratis my friend.. the two co mingle so well and life is good because of depth of love..the experiences of luv create tears and is a chance worth taking luv..excellent as always u constantly amaze this "Sweetheart"..luv..

  1. Date: 4/25/2011 2:42:00 PM
    what a great write on Love as the road to take... well done my friend...

  1. Date: 4/25/2011 2:33:00 PM
    True wisdom and happiness can only be born of love, Wiseton. There is no need for a smart fellow like you to march to anyone else's drummer. Just keep your eye on the prize -- too many don't even make an attempt for fear of failure. A fave for me too, Wiseton. Awesome poem! Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 4/25/2011 12:03:00 PM
    There are lots of things that cry out for our attention and priorities Wiseton. But you can never go wrong when you decide in favor of love. What a great poem. It's one of my favorites. Best to you, Diane