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On the peak of Mount Gobbledygook a man of wisdom sat,
Wondering if this would be the day that someone might stop to chat.

For in his long life he had acquired a mountain of useful knowledge,
Earning several degrees while he was away at Valley Guru College.

He never went to watch the football team or ever drank a beer,
He never dated the guru girls or found a reason to cheer.

By keeping his nose to the grindstone he got what he wanted I suppose,
Degrees filled with useful knowledge not to mention a flattened nose.

After graduation he searched around until he had found the highest peak,
Then he took shelter in a cave and waited for someone with whom to speak.

Surely there would be a line of people seeking out the words he had to say,
Certainly they’d start showing up by tomorrow if they didn’t show up today.

Because the world was filled with people trapped in unhappy states,
And he knew that he could help them because sympathy was one of his traits.

So on the top of Gobbledygook this man of patient wisdom sat,
Waiting for those who’d never come because they have an app for that.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2011

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Date: 10/7/2011 5:51:00 PM
wow... kinda sounds like the most boring person EVER!
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Date: 10/7/2011 4:36:00 PM
funny Tony....!! It is so true no one knows how to visit any more we alre all busy apping and texting. It is a shame.
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Date: 10/7/2011 8:00:00 AM
solitary man, yet i have been, no life for me, though the silence is green, degrees not for me, just life's lessons got, put me old mind in park, or it will roll off the lot, sometime....I do enjoy your poetry cobber, Don
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Date: 10/6/2011 9:04:00 PM
Well...? what's the APP? I might need it! ha ha. Fun...light poetry is just what I need tonite, friend! Looking for anything funny....did u think the jumping bean flowed ok? Will u peak it over with your careful eye?.....BBQ ribs for dinner 2morrow. Roger is are safe. ha ha.
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Date: 10/6/2011 4:07:00 PM
Enjoyed reading this one..It was funny for sure..Sara
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Date: 10/6/2011 3:22:00 PM
Hello Tony, you are so subtle with the humor. It doesn't strike me in the face but never the less it sneaks up and the read is aways wonderful.
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Date: 10/6/2011 3:06:00 PM
who needs to study of we don't live in the streets, lol... you so funny, today..:) huggs
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Date: 10/6/2011 2:24:00 PM
Tony, the story behind this incredible poem reminds me of a very wise Soup member whose words are often falling on deaf ears. If only people could learn to listen! Excellent writing and captivating. Love, Carolyn
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Date: 10/6/2011 3:12:00 PM
But Carolyn, I send everyone to your poems already. Tony
Date: 10/6/2011 12:15:00 PM
Enjoyed this, Tony. Thanks for the laugh! Kim
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