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IQ Test

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IQ Test

I could care less about the four 
corners of insults, 
That intelligence invites; 
It is always the first straw of 
grass that’s grows, 
which reveals the popular outcast; 
As a youth, I found my image cut down 
into this manufactured silhouette.

Drenched in social rain, my peers 
had never found me more alienated, 
Then when I spoke fluently of diverse 
topics; 
They did everything in their power to provide 
a verbal umbrella, 
However, the texture remains weak and 
defeated.

This stormy parade that remains’ dripping is
indeed an afterthought, 
For within this cranial mansion resides 
additional rooms, 
For the more abstract and surreal 
elements of life; 
It is that secluded gland which reveals 
the renaissance of men, who wear 
infinite Fedoras.

Now wearing the shoes of a young 
man, 
A taste of charisma resides in my 
veins; 
However this slight addiction to external 
haze, 
Comes in second to my first drug of 
choice: Wisdom. 

Membership into this fraternity may take a lifetime; 
So don’t be surprised when resistance 
knocks at your door, 
Intimidated by the lion that dwells within 
your temple; 
Indeed intellect is the misunderstood 
fruit, 
That blossoms sweeter when accepted.

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  1. Date: 6/9/2014 4:05:00 PM
    Wow!!!! This a tremendous write.. I appreciate how you evolve with the topic and ends it well with wisdom..:) GBU

    Clemons Avatar Jiril Clemons
    Date: 6/9/2014 5:35:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Olive.
  1. Date: 5/24/2014 8:02:00 PM
    I think you hit these one right out of ball park luv the title and verse "Then when I spoke fluently of diverse topics; They did everything in their power to provide a verbal umbrella" Thank you for sharing

    Clemons Avatar Jiril Clemons
    Date: 5/24/2014 11:43:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Louis.
  1. Date: 5/20/2014 3:45:00 PM
    Like it thanks for sharing

    Clemons Avatar Jiril Clemons
    Date: 5/20/2014 5:06:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Farhana. Appreciate the love.
  1. Date: 3/2/2014 2:32:00 PM
    I like your style of poetry Jiril... It puzzles the mind a lot.Thanks for yet another wonderful pice.

    Clemons Avatar Jiril Clemons
    Date: 3/2/2014 2:56:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Funom.
  1. Date: 2/3/2014 2:22:00 PM
    wonderfully written, I love the bold and forthright tone toward the topic :)

    Clemons Avatar Jiril Clemons
    Date: 2/3/2014 4:52:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Amanda.
  1. Date: 1/17/2014 6:27:00 PM
    so beautiful. it definitely rings true for me. keep dreaming, vivi

    Clemons Avatar Jiril Clemons
    Date: 1/17/2014 6:45:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Vivi. Appreciate the love.
  1. Date: 1/7/2014 8:41:00 PM
    Very nice imagery. I particularly liked "infinite Fedoras." Thank you for sharing. Gary

    Clemons Avatar Jiril Clemons
    Date: 1/7/2014 9:31:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Gary, Appreciate the love.
  1. Date: 12/9/2013 3:03:00 AM
    Expressions that have not been expressed until now! Jiril, you are a poet's poet!!

    Clemons Avatar Jiril Clemons
    Date: 12/9/2013 8:39:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Chuck. Only a true poet could relate. Obviously, you are one.
  1. Date: 11/20/2013 5:41:00 PM
    ...first drug of choice: Wisdom--- I don't think that I will ever forget those words. Just wonderful Jiril.

    Clemons Avatar Jiril Clemons
    Date: 11/20/2013 7:09:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Beverly!
  1. Date: 11/18/2013 5:47:00 AM
    amazing

    Clemons Avatar Jiril Clemons
    Date: 11/18/2013 8:58:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Poetess
  1. Date: 11/18/2013 2:02:00 AM
    I enjoyed reading your poem. "The four corners of insults" is a brilliant line. I was never any good at IQ tests, chimps could score higher! Best wishes Linda x

    Clemons Avatar Jiril Clemons
    Date: 11/18/2013 8:58:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Linda. Appreciate the love.
  1. Date: 11/14/2013 4:23:00 PM
    Wisdom may come with age, but you are already very wise! The human brain can be a very powerful tool, if we choose to use it! An amazing poem! I enjoyed reading this one!

    Clemons Avatar Jiril Clemons
    Date: 11/14/2013 4:30:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Kelly. Appreciate the love.
  1. Date: 10/6/2013 2:46:00 PM
    Enjoyed this poem very much. Like you said, membership may take a lifetime, but the process makes our life worthwhile.

    Clemons Avatar Jiril Clemons
    Date: 10/6/2013 4:08:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks David. Appreciate the love.
  1. Date: 9/15/2013 7:45:00 PM
    Wow, Very clever,,,get it? lol...but seriously absoloutely fabulous. Proper poetry,I have lots to learn. xx

    Clemons Avatar Jiril Clemons
    Date: 9/15/2013 8:02:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Jenny. Appreciate the love.
  1. Date: 9/7/2013 10:35:00 AM
    Knowledge is power my friend. Great write. Looking forward to reading more. ~Kilmer~

    Clemons Avatar Jiril Clemons
    Date: 9/7/2013 10:53:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Stephen. Appreciate the love.
  1. Date: 9/6/2013 6:30:00 PM
    Jiri, that was a powerful write you possess a true gift. keep writing thank you for sharing

    Clemons Avatar Jiril Clemons
    Date: 9/6/2013 7:58:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Madelin. Appreciate the love. Check out some of the other ones. I'm gonna read some of yours.
  1. Date: 9/4/2013 5:58:00 PM
    Jiri, it takes a lot of guts to be the stand out and fight for what is important. This is a significant poem and you deserve a lot of credit for writing it and making it available to us. Well done, my friend. Allan

    Clemons Avatar Jiril Clemons
    Date: 9/4/2013 6:50:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Allan. Appreciate the love.
  1. Date: 8/9/2013 6:15:00 PM
    A taste of charisma resides in my veins; I like that,,, along with the wisdom ;} nicely done ;}

    Clemons Avatar Jiril Clemons
    Date: 8/9/2013 8:16:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Debbie.
  1. Date: 8/5/2013 5:02:00 PM
    Wisdom is one of the most honorable things to seek after in this vapor that is our human experience! Great work- Patrick Farley IV

    Clemons Avatar Jiril Clemons
    Date: 8/5/2013 5:11:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Patrick.
  1. Date: 8/1/2013 5:15:00 PM
    Wonderful words of wisdom Jiril . Some people are ostracized because of their IQ.I enjoyed reading this tonight. Well done.Anne

    Clemons Avatar Jiril Clemons
    Date: 8/1/2013 5:25:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Anne. Appreciate the love.
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