Intelligence, a Relative Trait

True Intelligence
True Intelligence

What Intellect


Intelligence is quite the relative trait,

and often is a common inherited fate,

Depending upon just who is so asked,

Then perhaps wearing, a clever mask.


Dependent upon species, not of gender,

Often a falsehood, so it may surrender.

Never given, a certain factual account,

Nor the actual challenge, was to mount.


Intelligence, I suspect, to each his own,

How much knowledge, or how was grown.

Who would suspect one's scholarly torch,

Inferior, to a hound's rest, upon its porch?




I was inspired to write this by a recent question asked.

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Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

Aw, how delightful!!! I love it! One wonders at times.

Voted up ++++ and sharing

God bless, Faith Reaper


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Mhatter99 3 years ago from San Francisco

I'm just one guy, but I suspect you're right


Vickiw 3 years ago

There are now presumed to be about 9 different intelligences, according to the experts on education, so it is pretty certain we all have strengths in some of them! Nice poem!


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whonunuwho 3 years ago from United States Author

Thanks Vickiw, and so glad you stopped by. whonu


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whonunuwho 3 years ago from United States Author

Thanks for stopping in, my friend. whonu


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whonunuwho 3 years ago from United States Author

Thanks Faith Reaper, and I'm so glad you stopped by and added your kind words. whonu


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aviannovice 3 years ago from Stillwater, OK

You chose the perfect picture for this priceless poem. It is adorable!


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whonunuwho 3 years ago from United States Author

Thanks for the nice compliment. whonu


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epigramman 3 years ago

I have always loved your evocative art work and when in hand in hand with your profound philosophical writing - it truly is a stunning combination - sending my sincere warm wishes to you from Colin and his cats at lake erie time canada 9:23pm


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whonunuwho 3 years ago from United States Author

Thank you Colin, and I am always honored by your kind words, my friend. whonu

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