The Search for Wisdom

A poem on a search for wisdom <<ironic how the title is almost like it too!

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1. The Search for Wisdom

"Wisdom is the key."

They say to thee.

Those who seek it

Reap the benefit.

 

The rewards are many,

The rewards are plenty.

Surely, it is a shame,

Overseen, it became.

 

Truly, a waste, a fool's wish.

It'd often fit in a petri-dish.

Only for one does he care,

The others: just thin air.

 

If only wisdom had they,

Great, their Scales would weigh.

All for they saw value,

And held another view.

 

A search for wisdom.

What would become?

Would the Road be tough?

Would the Path be rough?

 

The Road is direct,

And has little defect.

However, temptation is lurking:

Prevents you from working.

 

~Deception lies in wait;

Keep your intentions straight.

Traps will be set;

They pose great threat.

 

The Path winds down a hollow.

Maybe a good way to follow?

For those who wander astray,

Will likely lose their way.

 

~But the enticement is small,

And seldom does it call.

The Path begins to whittle,

Step by step: Little by little.

 

In the end, at the great wall:

It stands ever so tall;

Remember those words to thee,

"Wisdom, it's the key!"

 

You reach in your pocket;

But haven't found it!

Where has it gone?

You sit withdrawn.

 

Suddenly, you realize,

"I am the prize."

~Surely, it's a shame,

Overseen it became.

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