Treasure Island

The Immortal Resilience

(12-19 / ME MOMMA'S BELLY)

A Book Cannot Teach You


A book cannot teach you

the instinct to live
the will to survive
the power to love

a book cannot teach you

the sorrow of death
the anger of murder
the envy of secrecy

a book cannot teach you

the wisdom in strength
the strength in wisdom

nor

the mercy in apologies
the apologies in mercy

a book cannot teach you

the cold of a lake
the warmth of a fire
the brush of a breeze

a book cannot teach you

the valor of war
the humility of greed
the value of life

a book cannot teach you

the need to lust
the perfection of a hug
the pride in family
the worth of freindship

nor

the wonder of the world

Submitted: Tuesday, December 23, 2008

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