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Intelligence

I truly believe that intelligence must come first
 That it is for vast knowledge you should thirst
 I want to see the quickness in your eye
 As you let all the ideas in your mind loose to fly
 I want to argue and toss ideas about
 Don't matter we argue a bit and shout
 As it is for knowledge I implore
 And I want my ideas strait for sure
 I want to stop hiding behind alcohol, gossip and strife
 And all the mass media hype of life
 The petty talk that makes my mind go numb
 Sitting lost and content just, to be dumb
 I want to live where my mind expands
 With the history and lessons from so many lands
 As science changes our beliefs day to day
 I want to know I analyzed it not just my own way
 I want to see as culture changes and molds the minds
 As new reality is created with discoveries of all kinds
 
 But as we get to know more and more
 As the past becomes nothing but a bore
 With our job, diploma or degree
 Are our minds really that free?
 What has humanity really learnt
 As every generation gets more burnt
 We fail to understand even ourselves
 Ideas and dreams packed away on shelves
 In a world racing with info and technology
 Soon it'll just be the reading of our eulogy
 
 So what could we really achieve?
 If we could truly in us believe
 Get to know our own benevolence
 And know the power of true intelligence.

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  1. Date: 11/9/2012 8:03:00 AM
    I am not a pro on any form of poetry but...I know when I read a poem if I have enjoyed it. Now I have read yours and I have indeed enjoyed it Laura. I wish you a wonderful weekend and hope you find much inspiration to continue with your writing endeavors. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 11/8/2012 9:28:00 AM
    I SO TOTALLY AGREE LAURA .. IN FACT IT IS ONE OF MY FIRST REQUIREMENTS IN A MATE ..INTELLIGENCE IS KEY ..U HAVE PENNED A MASTERPIECE LUV..