Treasure Island

David Threadgold

.5. Who Knows

Wise men think they know it all
That everything is planned
They wait to see what happens
Then say they understand

All wise men get together
From the best of our worlds college
Scribbling symbols on a board
Whilst trying to prove their knowledge

Disaster strikes there’s always one
Who stands to say, “I knew”
Could he have not stood sooner?
And told us what to do

Some predict returning comets
Or when our world began
Why dinosaurs became extinct
And what created man

But if you ask the question
With a pardon you may beg
I bet they won’t know which came first
The chicken or the egg

© 2008 David Threadgold
Rambling Riddles & Rhymes

Submitted: Friday, September 19, 2008
Edited: Thursday, January 30, 2014
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  • Jahan Zeb (11/18/2012 3:31:00 AM)

    But if you ask the question
    With a pardon you may beg
    I bet they won’t know which came first
    The chicken or the egg

    Great. But I guess everything was sent on earth in pairs. So cock and hen were sent together. Nature is very complicated.

    I like the poem. especially the third stanza. It was pleasure to read it (Report) Reply

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