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The Getting Of Wisdom
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TITLE (EDIT)
The Getting Of Wisdom
DESCRIPTION
A poem about how the quest for knowledge and status can lead to loneliness and isolation.
[295 words]
AUTHOR
Chris E Ivins
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
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[May 2008]
AUTHOR'S OTHER TITLES (5)
Middle Age (Poetry) A short "spoof" about accepting middle age "gracefully"! IF ONLY!! [108 words] [Humor]
Such A Long Day (Poetry) I wrote this for my daughter Brooke on her last day of Primary School in 2006. It was a sad, but exciting time, which brought back so many memories of when she was little... [277 words]
The Heart Of The Aussie Digger (Poetry) What I've always felt about Aussie Diggers. Have we really considered how they felt when they came back without their friends? Are they heroes because we made them so, against their will? [284 words] [History]
The Power Of The Pen (Poetry) No rhyme, no meter. Just random thoughts. If we're all honest, wouldn't we prefer to deal with confrontations with the pen rather than face to face? I know I would! A matter of personal choice of cou... [150 words]
To Quote (Poetry) A simple case of, not so much writer's block, but the old ego getting in the way of writing for enjoyment. That old adage: "I want to write something REALLY clever before I die". Oh well. [148 words] [Humor]
The Getting Of Wisdom
Chris E Ivins


Tales are often told to youngsters by the old,
sitting in rocking chairs, touting their verbal wares.
The children gaze with eyes, big and round like Grandma's pies.
They love these stories of old as they listen to them unfold!

Some time between the child, and the getting of wit and wile,
that wide-eyed innocent wonder is replaced by cynical dunder.
There is no time to care, or be sitting by Grandpa's chair.
Those childhood tales of old, now no longer need to be told.

The young ones go to Uni, to gain some "real maturity".
They're puffed with pride and glee, at each hard-earned PhD.
Sitting in leather chairs, spouting academic wares.
Their joy in love and miracles, swallowed up in waxing lyrical.

Those forgotten family ties, are hidden amongst the lies,
that they've ended up believing, with a lifetime spent achieving.
They can't see the greater cost, of their youth becoming lost,
that they've foregone humility, and replaced it with futility.

Until the time arrives, when they look upon their lives.
When reality it does bite, in the lonely dead of night.
When all of their achievements don't help to ease bereavement.
When spending lonely holidays reminds them of those old ways.

Now one sits in an old wheelchair, with no-one to care, there's no-one there.
How did his life amount to this? Was there a clue he managed to miss?
The staff at the Home don't understand, what it was like to be a smart man.
All they can see each and every day,
is a lonely old bugger just wasting away.

So this smart man has nothing left, he'll die forgotten, alone and bereft.
He thought he was right, but he forgot, with all of the knowledge that he begot,
to honour and love his own inner child, to be enlivened, to be beguiled!

Just like the youngsters who once were told,
those forgotten stories by the old.

      

 

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STORYMANIA PUBLICATION DATE
May 2008
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