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Smart and Wise

Smart and Wise

He says she’s smart
She says he’s wise
Are they one of a part?
Or just talking in soliloquy

Em smart I am not
Bad choice of word
I am from the common lot
Just a little wayward

Em wise you can’t be
That makes two of us
I lost you and you lost me
Em uncanny impasse

“Smart” overly misused?
Or just misunderstood
“Wise” indiscriminately abused?
Or just a stupid gobbledygook

Two simple words
Pretentiously complex
But they are not that queer
Don’t be fooled or perplex

Those two words easy to say
But it sure hurts to hear
People use them everyday
With no clue or any idea

Ah, there you go again
Don’t agree with what I say
I tell you I am not insane
Don’t you understand; it’s so plain

Smart and wise
Two greatest taboo
Like triad and vice
They must be abhor

Smart and wise 
Not words of truth
Both words encapsulate lies
Beguile and must be loathed

Smart and wise
They cause me much pain
I hope everyone will realize
And stop using them ever again

Jit J. Lom				
Street Lawyer
Singapore
14 Feb 2009
2:49am

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