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The thoughtful behavior of wisdom, a sagacious lady

Updated on October 15, 2012
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This poem, about the characteristics of wisdom, is dedicated to all who answered the question: What shows that a person has wisdom?

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Wisdom, s thoughtful lady, refined

Increases in strength with passing of time

Says things with wit and discernment

Doing what is right at the opportune moment

Only time will really tell, if

Made decisions do bode well.


Wisdom is not an inborn trait

In fact, she comes to those who wait

Shows reverence for the things she knows

Desiring everyone’s benefit so

Over time the lessons learned

Make her richer with life’s bounty earned.


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With growing grandeur as she ages

Imbibes wine of experience at life’s numerous stages

Survives the stormy sea of angst

Dilemmas propel to do her best

Own lessons, source for her yearning

Makes life the root of worthwhile learning

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Wisdom, a lady who endless travels

Includes mysteries for us to unravel

Stays the course when problems face

Disasters do not serve to faze

Only at herself does laugh

Makes easier life for someone else.


Wisdom is present in how one thinks

Involves her knowledge and missing links

Staying long enough to listen

Diamonds in words that will glisten

Only positive, useful vibes

Making sound decisions in time.


Wisdom embraces her mistakes

Instead of talking, has a listening trait

She shows calmness with her words

Does moderate the things so heard

On common sense, she does thrive

Making humility come alive.


The wisdom tree

Wisdom knows just when to speak

Involves even those who do not agree

Silence, grace and respect

Dreads to speak and overreact

Only her all does she give

Making failure a reason to live.


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      Michelle Liew 5 years ago from Singapore

      I kind of thought of the reference from the book of proverbs for this, Ann. Glad that you like it!! Thanks for zooming in!

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      Ann1Az2 5 years ago from Orange, Texas

      I love this poem! What a great way to express wisdom and the pictures are all right on!

      Well done and voted up.

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      Michelle Liew 5 years ago from Singapore

      Jamie, thanks so much! Have much to learn from you as well, and am so happy to connect. Thanks for sharing!

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      Jamie Lee Hamann 5 years ago from Reno NV

      What a beautifully composed acrostic poem with some memorable stanzas and lines. Very clever and creative in the way you put everything together with illustrations and pictures. I am going to share this morning. Jamie

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      Michelle Liew 5 years ago from Singapore

      Thanks, Hyphenbird, that means so much!! I was thinking of the book of Proverbs while writing this too. Thanks to everyone who has been giving their input on wisdom! Always look forward to your visits!!

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      Michelle Liew 5 years ago from Singapore

      Thanks, Keith, my friend, for the vote and share. Yes, if people would behave wisely, that would be great!! But many are to charged up with emotion to remember to think through their decisions. Always appreciate you coming in!

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      Michelle Liew 5 years ago from Singapore

      Hi Shutri!! Thanks for the compliment!! Grateful that you made time to come by even though you're so busy.....i truly appreciate you. Thanks for liking this poem!

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      Brenda Barnes 5 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful

      The poem is very well done and beautiful. As mollymeadows said, it makes one think of the wisdom presented as a lady in Proverbs. thank you for a lovely read.

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      KDuBarry03 5 years ago

      Absolutely outstanding, once again, Michelle! I just wish many more people would understand and embrace wisdom...

      Overall, couldn't help but share and vote :)

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      shruti sheshadri 5 years ago from Bangalore, India

      This is some really talented piece of work michelle! really.

      You are a great poet to come up with something like this! wonderful hub, and meaningful too. voted up :)

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      Michelle Liew 5 years ago from Singapore

      Hiya, Patty!! Thanks for the wonderful compliment, and I have to thank the hubbers who answered my question about wisdom....each of them provided a lot of insight! Just having fun with acrostics! Thanks for coming by, my dear.

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      Patty Kenyon 5 years ago from Ledyard, Connecticut

      Michelle, That was absolutely Beautiful!!!!! You are such a wise person who constantly shares your knowledge with others and often leave your readers pondering over your Hubs!!! You did an Amazingly Awesome Job!!!

      Many Votes and Shared!!!

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      Michelle Liew 5 years ago from Singapore

      Thanks, Kim!! Yup, after putting a few sleepers in the non published list. Still slowly revamping!! A fan of yours and always look forward to you coming by!!

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      Sasha Kim 5 years ago

      You're 100th Hub!!! I wish I would have noticed when I commented earlier!! Very Impressive! ^_^ Congratulations!

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      Michelle Liew 5 years ago from Singapore

      Hello, Lord, really appreciate the visit!! Love poetry, and am glad you've enjoyed it...was hoping to make acrostics fun!! Thanks for the wonderful compliment, and glad to connect!

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      Joseph De Cross 5 years ago

      About to say speechless. First commenting on your hub Michelle. Did read the pattern of this acrostic poem and was struck by your wisdom and intelligence. Nice work!

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      Michelle Liew 5 years ago from Singapore

      Thanks, Grishpuri!! Glad that you've enjoyed it!

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      Girish puri 5 years ago from NCR , INDIA

      Great share with wisdom all around it, votes up.

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      Michelle Liew 5 years ago from Singapore

      Thanks for the share, Nell!! Glad you like this! It's actually a lot easier than a haiku.....because you've to squeeze so much meaning into a few words. Thanks for stopping by, and I really look forward to your visits!

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      Michelle Liew 5 years ago from Singapore

      Thanks, Carly!! So glad to connect with you also! Thanks for bookmarking and revisiting...that really means a lot!

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      Michelle Liew 5 years ago from Singapore

      Hi there, Kim, trying to avoid being preachy, though, just trying to present acrostics in a fun way. I love poetry, and you stopping by, because it always gives me something to look forward to! Thanks, Kim!

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      CarlySullens 5 years ago from St. Louis, Missouri

      Michelle, very wise lady, I loved this, it was inspiring to me to become wiser like you wrote. I am going to bookmark this one and revisit.

      Loved it very much. Great work.

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      Michelle Liew 5 years ago from Singapore

      Thanks Suzette, I always enjoy connecting, and with a fellow poetry lover! I have a lot to learn from you as well. Thanks ever so much for the visit!!

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      Michelle Liew 5 years ago from Singapore

      Hi Richard! Glad these are enjoyable. Haven't dealt with acrostics in some time(unless I was teaching the form to students). So glad you've come by, my friend. Appreciate seeing you.

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      Nell Rose 5 years ago from England

      This was so amazing, and clever! and did I add lovely layout too? lol! wonderful! voted and tweeted!

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      Sasha Kim 5 years ago

      Wonderful poem Michelle! You are so full of wisdom ^_^ I see it in every hub I read of yours. This is no exception. Voted a bunch and shared.

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      Suzette Walker 5 years ago from Taos, NM

      midget: This is a wonderful poem. Well done and well written! You are wise beyond your years! I so enjoyed reading this!

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      Rich 5 years ago from Kentucky

      Michelle - Wow! You just put many to shame here. Not just one, but seven! And, all of great quality! A+++++ on this one! Great Job!

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      Michelle Liew 5 years ago from Singapore

      Nathazar, with great readers like you, I will definitely do my best!! Glad you enjoyed it...appreciate you stopping by!!

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      Stanko Brajkovi? 5 years ago from Kaštel Kambelovac

      It's a very interesting hub, I'll sure be following your work, don't dissapoint me ;).

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      Michelle Liew 5 years ago from Singapore

      Drew my inspiration from that, Molly. Words of Wisdom Proverbs 10-31.

      Glad you enjoyed it, it was a fun write!! Glad you stopped by!!

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      Mary Strain 5 years ago from The Shire

      I enjoyed this; it reminds me of the portrait of Wisdom in the book of Proverbs. :-)

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      Michelle Liew 5 years ago from Singapore

      Myz, this was a fun write! Acrostics are actually easier than Haiku. It can be a tremendous struggle to express so much in 17 syllables!! This was fun though. Glad you like it!! Thanks for dropping in!

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      IAmForbidden 5 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

      well done Michelle on this fantastic poem. love the first letter in each line that spells Wisdom.

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      Michelle Liew 5 years ago from Singapore

      LOL! Cute acrostic there, Whonunuwho!! Yep, it was a fun write, this. The feedback on my question from other hubbers helped so much as well! Thanks, my friend for coming by!

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      whonunuwho 5 years ago from United States

      WONDERFUL ,work,IT, is appreciated, SHARE, some more,DO your fine work,OTHERS, appreciate it as well, MUCH, meaning in what you write and cute, this work. Thanks midget

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      Michelle Liew 5 years ago from Singapore

      Thanks Bill!! Hope to be wiser as I grow older....don't want anyone around me to think of me as annoying! Thanks for the compliment....I thank the 35 hubbers who gave their views on that question I asked as well. Thanks for dropping by!

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Very well done Michelle! Voted up and beautiful...and awesome. I agree with Mary; your insight for such a young age is refreshing and encouraging.

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      Michelle Liew 5 years ago from Singapore

      Thank you Mary. This was quite a fun write.....and I have to thank other hubbers for their insight too. The list is a bit long, so I'd like to thank hubbers who answered the question What shows that a person has wisdom? Got useful feedback from that!! Extremely grateful! So glad you've come by!

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      Mary Craig 5 years ago from New York

      I voted this up, awesome and beautiful. Not only is your poetry beautiful and brimming with wisdom, but you show enormous insight for one so young!

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      Michelle Liew 5 years ago from Singapore

      Hi Mary! Thanks for coming in twice and sharing!! Really touched by the gesture. Glad you like this....acrostics are fun, and one of the easier poetic forms (actually easier than haiku). Thanks for coming by!

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      ignugent17 5 years ago

      Wow! This is so cool Michelle. I really enjoyed reading it. Wisdom with all the diferent words around it. Voted up and more :-)

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      Mary Hyatt 5 years ago from Florida

      Just want to say was able to share this Hub.

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      Mary Hyatt 5 years ago from Florida

      I've never tried acrostic poetry, but I like it. My poetry is pretty lame! I voted this Hub UP, etc. and will share.

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      Michelle Liew 5 years ago from Singapore

      Hi Janine! Thanks, it's my attempt at acrostic poetry..glad that you like it!! Yup, 35 hubbers answered this and I got a lot of useful feedback from them. Why don't you try poetry, my friend...it's really enjoyable!

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      Janine Huldie 5 years ago from New York, New York

      Michelle, another beautiful poem here. I am kind of jealous of all those who can write beautiful poetry like you, because you truly make it look so easy, but no it isn't and takes a lot of hard work and quite a bit of talent too. That said loved how you used the answers to the question of wisdom and wrote this poem. Also loved how each line spelled the word wisdom, very ingenious. Have voted up, shared and tweeted too!!

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      Michelle Liew 5 years ago from Singapore

      This poem, about the characteristics of wisdom, is dedicated to all who answered the question: What shows that a person has wisdom?