Treasure Island

Heather Burns

A Professor

once said to
Slow down
what's your
you have
a lifetime.

I thought
Stupid old
In retrospect
a wise man
with a gift of

Submitted: Thursday, July 11, 2013
Edited: Friday, July 12, 2013

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (A Professor by Heather Burns )

Enter the verification code :

  • Valsa George (7/12/2013 7:47:00 AM)

    Whle young, when we are in mad hurry, we won't be able to enjoy such sound advice! But later as we grow up, we come to treasure such sagacity, earned through years of experience in life! Nice write! (Report) Reply

  • David Wood (7/12/2013 5:01:00 AM)

    Good advice, we are all on a journey to somewhere, some arrive early some arrive late but we all get there in the end. (Report) Reply

  • Thomas A Robinson (7/12/2013 1:43:00 AM)

    It does not matter if we arrive early or quite for some reason late.
    If we are destination bound it matters most that we arrive. (Report) Reply

  • Tribhawan Kaul (7/12/2013 12:14:00 AM)

    Sometimes we tend to ignore sane advice from our teachers/elders thinking ourselves to be more wiser. However to our chagrins later in life we find they were right and we were wrong. Short poem with a profound message. (Report) Reply

Read all 4 comments »

Top Poems

  1. Phenomenal Woman
    Maya Angelou
  2. The Road Not Taken
    Robert Frost
  3. If You Forget Me
    Pablo Neruda
  4. Still I Rise
    Maya Angelou
  5. Dreams
    Langston Hughes
  6. Annabel Lee
    Edgar Allan Poe
  7. If
    Rudyard Kipling
  8. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  9. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings
    Maya Angelou
  10. A Dream Within A Dream
    Edgar Allan Poe

New Poems

  1. Like Jews Harps, Francie Lynch
  2. Inner Power, Col Muhamad Khalid Khan
  3. Start anew, gajanan mishra
  5. Melancholia (haiku), hap rochelle
  6. قصه ماه 1, ALI MOSLEHI
  7. life is fair........., RIC S. BASTASA
  8. when you are alone you become a thinker, RIC S. BASTASA
  9. all dirty clothes wrapped in cellophane, RIC S. BASTASA
  10. the way i want it, RIC S. BASTASA

Poem of the Day

poet Alfred Lord Tennyson

It little profits that an idle king,
By this still hearth, among these barren crags,
Match'd with an aged wife, I mete and dole
Unequal laws unto a savage race,
...... Read complete »

[Hata Bildir]