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The Acquisition of Knowledge

Updated on December 14, 2012

It might not occur

though why, I don't know

that most of the things we acquire

are facts and figures

based on each other

someone else made them

they don't hardly matter

except to perpetuate

what we have in the present

but still the rank and file

only know what they need

to be who they are

not enough to fly

not enough to gain power

just enough to exist

now flying and having power

are not necessarily for the blingy

they are a source

where life changes in turn

and one gains what one wants

for the price of a thought

the power to act

the vision to go through

the valleys of the in-between

having the other side in view

secure in that knowledge

willing to endure

that which we want

but cant have

usually is bound

to that which we don't know

or won't understand

So how to know

how to attain

how does one live

with a minimum of pain

the first and the second

poetry in this form

the last is a myth

a fantasy disformed

Open your eyes

see the worst and the best

know they exist as one truth

they have a purpose of sorts

once that truth is unhidden

it all will make sense

And that is the first clue

the circle

the whole

how do we acquire?

do you know to dream?

to what do you aspire?

is it just a matter of things?

what type of person

do you think you will have to be?

chances are, you are wrong

and that is the problem you see

be well and all will be well

but know that this is a thing that must change

it isn't self satisfaction

don't pat your self on the back

it is understanding

and seeing your lack

then filling in the balance

with true seeing

and true love

and becoming at peace with that

the myth and the fantasy

just isn't true

this is pain to peace

pleasure in the real you

seeing the world

through eyes new and happy

then spreading it around

to all that you see.

they won't understand

they won't comprehend

but if you are cleaver

kind and true

maybe you can unriddle

these words for them

bit by bit

the ultimate joy

is when they learn.


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    • Jaggedfrost profile image

      Jaggedfrost 5 years ago

      Your very welcome, I am glad you enjoyed it. Thanks for stopping by.

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      pennyofheaven 5 years ago from New Zealand

      Very deep. I love it thanks.

    • Jaggedfrost profile image

      Jaggedfrost 5 years ago

      I blush as I admit you are right. I am at your disposal. I thank you for making my my day a little brighter.

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      Voronwe 5 years ago

      I liked reading this poem out loud. It is very inspiring when you speak of not just gaining knowledge but to also look further, compare and learn to think after one has done all the reading and understanding.

      "what type of person

      do you think you will have to be?

      chances are, you are wrong

      and that is the problem you see..."

      I can see this now. Jaggedfrost, you are that kind of ultimate teacher who appears at the end of "When the student is ready..." Thank you for all your hubs.