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Do not seek or chose to find, correction in another’s mind; When at the heart of all, we know; enlightenment comes from what we sow. To criticize or correct ourselves is for the best since others seldom can surmise the simplest jest. In deference to said life so roughly hewn ‘tis the clown that earns heavenly boon. For the gift of lucidity is rare without calamity and few honorifics abound for those who claim sanity.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2009

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Date: 8/27/2009 7:49:00 AM
Deborah, I forgot to say... There is a LOT of insight in this well writtin Didactic poem. Soupmail. xoxoxox Dane Ann
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Date: 8/27/2009 7:47:00 AM
You've got this one right Deborah! Didn't they think that Einstein was insane? And of course, there's Van Gough, Jackson Pollock, and who was that musician? Wolfgang Amadeus Beethoven! So, I guess if one is insane, they're in GREAT company.
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Date: 8/24/2009 5:46:00 PM
It is the "normal" ones who are messed up. Th-th-th-that's all folks. Vince
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Date: 8/18/2009 10:05:00 AM
This is a wonderful poem!
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Date: 8/17/2009 1:40:00 PM
Good write! Really grabs my mind!- eddie
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Date: 8/16/2009 5:25:00 PM
This is so insightful and enlightening. The first and last stanzas say it all. Beautifully written. Love, Sara:)
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Date: 8/14/2009 10:00:00 AM
What a day. Some very unbelieveably outstanding writes I am reading today.Thank you for sharing yours with us Deborah. You rock my socks dear friend. Love, Carol
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Date: 8/14/2009 6:36:00 AM
oh hell no I'm as looney as they come. this is a new form for you. worded very scholarly and the iambic flow rolls gently out of the calm mind right into my world of nuttyness. you're quite dead on though, no point in fixing other people's messes when we have plenty of our own to contend with....:) see there's that smile again...(also *choose enlightened one:) Have a nice trip. -Yoni
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Date: 8/14/2009 4:14:00 AM
Interesting. Keep writing. Sara
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Date: 8/14/2009 1:56:00 AM
Thank you for your comments today Debbie.Rgds Brian
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Date: 8/13/2009 9:41:00 PM
Awesome verse, I think I am in agreement, not that you need it. Lol, Moses
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Date: 8/13/2009 8:38:00 PM
Thought provoking, interesting, and insightful poetry wrapped up in one! Great work!
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Date: 8/13/2009 8:15:00 PM
I enjoyed this poem!
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Date: 8/13/2009 7:02:00 PM
Wonderfully written . . I agree that the last couplet ends this piece beautifully. "Few honorifics for those who claim sanity" <-- absolutely agree.
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Date: 8/13/2009 6:35:00 PM
So of truth, the last couplet that binds the entire poem together nicely. Beautiful and a favorite! poet butterfly
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Date: 8/13/2009 5:54:00 PM
I love this line "For the gift of lucidity is rare without calamity" so true... and beautifully and aptly spoken. Great job, and thank you for all your comments on my work. I really appreciate the time you take to read and critique =]
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