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wisdom

 WISDOM

A great joy is Wisdom 
Our capacity to grasp an idea
Makes us the humans we are 
Transforming our environment
Our know-how used to good effect

We often falter in our headlong rush 
To acquire the elusive philosopher’s stone 
Causing us to seldom appreciate what we have 

Why the rush to comprehend
To analyze 
To delve deep 
To probe ?
Does a story always have a need to be told? 

To conquer is to learn the innards of a thing
Full knowledge giving the impression
Of a quest won  
The disembowelment a sometimes haphazard affair

We deconstruct and try to rebuild
A complex flat pack with no guidance 
Only later do we realize 
What a house of cards we did 
Lovingly create to our own still ignorant design
 
The aura of a mystery is sometimes best 
For to have the keys to the gate 
Is only a first step
In a sometimes perilous journey 
Where hindsight can lead to great regret 

A man is by nature an inquisitive animal
However a little as well as too much curiosity 
Can kill a great number of cats 
Or at least muddle the riddle 
That is life 

Sadly as the ancients knew 
The value of life is only known
When we no longer exist

Our basis for truth is naught but
A want for understanding of ourselves and 
Our heritage
The need for a plausible lineage 
Sometimes burdens man 
His conscience seemingly 
Always in battle mode  

We aim to predict the future
Superstition a reckoning force 
In our seemingly clinical and 
Near mechanical approach to our seeking  
 
Alas only when we pass a point
And reality is no longer the future 
Do we know what was once a mystery
 
Knowledge sometimes does not equate understanding 
We seek out more and more information
Becoming anxious 
We must have 
A microscopic understanding 
Of all we survey
The Higgins bottom or the big bang 
Two problematic curiosities we have 

We understand the limited time scale that is now 
And wish at times to overload ourselves 
We categorize 
We try to simplify 
We burn with a hunger bordering on fanatism
 
No emotion however can force what has its own agenda
And what will continue when we dissolve into the darkness 
That is the past 

Our own past can at times be mysterious
Encompassing different shades of grey 
Our recent past no less complex 
Than a more distant history 

Wisdom is a tool that if used wisely
Will bring clarity
Enhancing a process of understanding 
That will open our eyes 

Look 
Listen 
Learn 
But above all
Live 

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  1. Date: 8/14/2012 6:43:00 AM
    great write Evrod,like the ending above all live

    samuel Avatar evrod samuel
    Date: 8/14/2012 6:46:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    thanks man . much appreciated
  1. Date: 7/30/2012 8:33:00 AM
    Wow evrod! Such a deep and insightful poem. I really like your clarity and lucid style of writing. Bravo! Stephen.