Wise words; or a foolish dream


  • Meldarth
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Wise words; or a foolish dream

Wise words;
They can be listened to;
just simply ignored;

Some call them a foolish dream;
Others believe there is no wisdom,
Yet I say,

Who's the greater fool?
Fool who knows?
Or the wise man who doesn't know?

No use beating yourself up;
About past mistakes;
Learn from them;

Don't use them to destroy yourself and others;
Some have said to me;
When have you become so wise;

I answer simply;
Looking at myself for answers;
And not others;

To know I am responsible for me;
For my own actions;
Knowing for each action there is a reaction,

I must be ready for them;
Every deed has them,

and most certainly the ugly;

When I've started to build myself;
Instead of destroying;

possibly the easiest answer;
When I started to love myself;
And not hate....

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TheQuietHeron commented on Wise words; or a foolish dream


A search within ones self is made even more precious by sharing the journey with others.

jezebelle1248 commented on Wise words; or a foolish dream


Very nice! :) A lot of really good advice. The last stanza is my favorite.

Jasey commented on Wise words; or a foolish dream


I think this is a really great poem, inspirational :)

Loopyerloulou commented on Wise words; or a foolish dream


That's lovely :-) and yes you do have to love yourself, faults and all before another can truly love and appreciate you and before your really open to loving another xx

A poem begins as a lump in the throat, a sense of wrong, a homesickness, a lovesickness. It finds the thought and the thought finds the words.

Robert Frost (1875-1963) American Poet.

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