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Ask the Wise

Abdulhafeez Oyewole Avatar Abdulhafeez Oyewole - Premium MemberPremium Member Send Soup Mail  Block poet from commenting on your poetry

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Ask the Wise

Ask the morning that birthed Wise
He will tell he does not know
Ask him soaps and water that bathed his arts
He will still tell he does not know
  
Ask him the physical strength of man
He will tell is better in stadium
Ask him the spiritual strength of man
He will tell is better in decorum

Ask him about the century
And will tell it begins when he’s born
Ask him why it is so
And will tell his born is a century

Ask him to relate tales
He will tell more than you can tell
Ask him to tell you how he knows
He will lack coherence in what to tell

Ask him, the wise, to make you, like him
He will question the day that named him wise
Ask him to make you icon like him
He will debrief that moment world acclaimed him wise

Ask him about the future and the past
He will feel the cripple while he stresses
Ask him about the present time
He won’t speak all he cares to buttress

Ask him the nature of man
He will map out and strive to tell
Ask him of his position in the world beyond
The one he may not be able to tell
Ask him to tell you all about God
This one with clue he will tell
Ask him about his position before God
This one he will admit no man can tell.


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  1. Date: 2/9/2014 7:21:00 AM

    Wonderful piece of a poem, congrats on the win,

  1. Date: 2/8/2014 5:19:00 AM

    AO: Congratulations on your great performance and participation in my contest "Impress me III". G.

  1. Date: 2/8/2014 1:00:00 AM

    Congrats to your wonderful win and piece brother!

  1. Date: 2/7/2014 7:47:00 PM

    Winner List: Impress me III! (Old / New) Sponsored by: Giorgio V. are posted and I will: Congratulate you with your winning poem,A.O. !!! - oxox // Anne-Lise :)

  1. Date: 10/13/2013 1:20:00 AM

    Hello my friend, hope you are well? Miss seeing you around here... CONGRATULATIONS:) on having your poem featured on the soups HOME PAGE. goodnight. <3 =LINDA=

  1. Date: 7/1/2013 7:33:00 PM

    Interesting and well thought out thank you for sharing. and thank you for your comments.

    Oyewole Avatar Abdulhafeez Oyewole Date: 7/7/2013 12:10:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks for dropping by Cherl.