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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: 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: 10/4/2013 7:39:00 PM

    wisdom is indeed the fruit that grows from a nurtured seed. You write beautifully. I am indeed impressed =)

    Clemons Avatar Jiril Clemons Date: 10/4/2013 7:50:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you Thomas. 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.
  1. Date: 7/26/2013 7:19:00 AM

    This is so good, the pursuit of wisdom is honorable and still even Solomon with all his wisdom turned his face from the source of his wisdom and became a fool in the process. You are a most talented poet, I enjoyed this piece very much.

    Clemons Avatar Jiril Clemons Date: 7/26/2013 7:53:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Richard. I appreciate the compliment.
  1. Date: 7/12/2013 12:06:00 PM

    Great poem!!! I agree in a lot of ways, being inteligent can get you ostracized. Our modern society doesn't realize the value of being intellegent. I really enjoyed this, to favs it goes!! -Heather

    Clemons Avatar Jiril Clemons Date: 7/12/2013 12:31:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Heather. Appreciate the love.
  1. Date: 7/10/2013 6:42:00 PM

    I read this twice. Wondefully penned. Great diction. The mood and the peaceful background tune!Great!. Well done bro.Gl

    Clemons Avatar Jiril Clemons Date: 7/10/2013 8:25:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks GL. Appreciate the love.
  1. Date: 7/8/2013 6:14:00 PM

    Such a great write. Such a great message. Well done!

    Clemons Avatar Jiril Clemons Date: 7/8/2013 6:51:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks April. Appreciate the love.
  1. Date: 7/8/2013 7:48:00 AM

    - My IQ says: wonderful poem Jiril, well done! - Unique! - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)

    Clemons Avatar Jiril Clemons Date: 7/8/2013 7:53:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Anne-Lisa. Appreciate the love.
  1. Date: 7/7/2013 8:07:00 PM

    Well said...my friend, I love it!!! Jiril...you have & excellent way with words and I love the message, in this poem!!! A taste of charisma, resides in my veins..i could quote this whole poem but,, .I like that line, thankyou4sharing......<3 ~ cherie ~

    Clemons Avatar Jiril Clemons Date: 7/7/2013 8:15:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Cherie. Appreciate the love.