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Wisdom Is Old Age

Like a fatigued athlete he rests on a wooden chair 
Gazing a spot in every revealing minute
As ancient thoughts roam in his word-mastered skull
Wisdom is old age! 

He summons us the prodigal offsprings
As proverb drips so is wisdom
Sanctifying our hedonism slaved minds 
Wisdom is old age!

He does say culture is value
And Wisdom is the voice of an aged man
Despise not your root while pursuing hedonism of modernity
Wisdom is old age!

"Offend not man and thou shall not be offended 
Fall in love but save your secrets for your security"
Those are refrains creeping from his tongue
True wisdom is old age and Grandpa is wise!

For Carol Brown's contest: "Memories of grandpa or grandma" 

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  1. Date: 8/2/2011 1:26:00 AM
    yes, joseph! heaps of congrats on your amazing award!! :) huggs!

  1. Date: 8/1/2011 11:23:00 PM
    Congrats on your win Joseph, I knew it was a winner!!!!!!

  1. Date: 8/1/2011 9:10:00 PM
    My congratulations on the third place win in the contest of carol, Joseph

  1. Date: 8/1/2011 8:13:00 PM
    Grandparents were so much joy I do miss them and I am not lucky enough to be one yet [pout] Light & Love

  1. Date: 8/1/2011 6:37:00 PM
    A winning congratulations! Caryl

  1. Date: 8/1/2011 3:19:00 PM
    just luv this piece Joseph..congrats on your third place win for a true treasured poem luv..

  1. Date: 8/1/2011 3:01:00 PM
    Congratulations on your placement in my latest contest Joseph. It was very hard choosing the placements as I loved them all. Have a wonderful week. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 7/31/2011 8:01:00 PM
    This brings back memories of my grandpa, that i lost 2 years ago. He was the wisest man i've ever known. He couldn't read or write and had no formal education but he was a brilliant man. the lessons that he taught me about life and love will remain with me forever. Thanks for sharing this beautiful poem Joseph. Truly amazing!!!!

  1. Date: 7/31/2011 5:03:00 PM
    Wisdom truly does come with age, Joey. As a child I used to think my parents were foolish at times, but as I grew older, either they grew wiser or I just realized how smart they really were. Best wishes in Carol's contest! Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 7/31/2011 2:01:00 PM
    yes, words of meaningful are the values instilled in us by our grandparents, joseph.. such a special, riveting piece with winning huggs! :) nette

  1. Date: 7/31/2011 11:51:00 AM
    what an intense powerful write Joseph.. oh so true wisdom is old age for old age has gathered all the experience of life luv.. amazing words of expressive candor wonderful to read luv..

  1. Date: 7/31/2011 11:22:00 AM
    Your grandpa sounds so wise. I hardly ever spoke with mine! We need to know them better before they pass away! I wish you well in the contest. LUv, Andrea

  1. Date: 7/30/2011 9:37:00 PM
    Lovely memories of grandpa, touchy and full of sentiments, Joseph

  1. Date: 7/30/2011 5:43:00 PM
    Hi Osita, you have written well, I enjoyed the read. There is a flavour of Igbo proverbs and speech, though I'm not Igbo. Nice write, God bless.

  1. Date: 7/30/2011 4:11:00 PM
    Soup Mail!!!!!!