Nur Meiyati

My First Preaching

Someone in his twenties sent me a message
Please give me a wisdom
What? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
Oh hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha...
Do you think I am prophet who delivers a prophesy
Do you think I am a goddess with angelic voice, revealing wisdom
Do you think I am an angel who spread my wings to help the needy
Do you think I am a hero to become a model

So funny
I am not the one who has done much for my country or humanity
I am just an ordinary person
I am not always peaceful
Even sometimes I am full of anger
Seeing the craziness of the world
Stupid war, injustice, bullying, genocide, corruption, manipulation, ignorance or hypocrisy

So weird is the world …..or is it the people?
The youngsters dwell in their memories of heroic films they watched in their childhood
As the real world is too disappointing even just to be accepted as it is
The older people …...............................
With the stories of imaginary magical holy people
Creating heroes and heroine that match or made to be matched with the characters they have in their fantasy:
Imaginary heroes and heroines in the real life there are no such people
Who are perfect and have no flaws

Listen! Listen! Listen!
I have no wisdom for you or anyone
You can get them from any holy books
You can get them from famous quotes from famous people or proverbs
You can just follow them if you are lazy to use your mind
But one wisdom may contradict with another
And sometimes even are very dangerous for the simple minds
So the best wisdom is from you yourself
Train your heart and mind to choose any wisdom suitable for you
That can only be done if you remember this:
No ''MUST” before you test them … for you
Free thinking is a must
I know how it is very well
As I experienced it in my life, from No to Yes

So my first preaching for you is: I can't preach and have no wisdom for you

(Indonesia,15 November 2013)

Submitted: Saturday, November 16, 2013
Edited: Wednesday, November 20, 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 (My First Preaching by Nur Meiyati )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

Trending Poets

Trending Poems

  1. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  2. Moonlit Night, Tu Fu
  3. If, Rudyard Kipling
  4. Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou
  5. Fire and Ice, Robert Frost
  6. Do Not Stand At My Grave And Weep, Mary Elizabeth Frye
  7. Invictus, William Ernest Henley
  8. Daffodils, William Wordsworth
  9. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  10. Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night, Dylan Thomas

Poem of the Day

poet Tu Fu

Tonight at Fu-chou, this moon she watches
Alone in our room. And my little, far-off
Children, too young to understand what keeps me
Away, or even remember Chang'an. By now,

...... Read complete »


Modern Poem

poet Francis Ledwidge


New Poems

  1. Surveillance., Gangadharan nair Pulingat..
  2. A Blunt and Unskilled Indian English Po.., Pranab K. Chakraborty
  3. In any cold Winter, MOHAMMAD SKATI
  4. Thank You Friends, Shemsi Elsani
  5. Canvas, Gangadharan nair Pulingat..
  6. Do You Care?, Shemsi Elsani
  7. Friends, Shemsi Elsani
  8. The bridle., Gangadharan nair Pulingat..
  9. There Are Those, Lyn Paul
  10. Sympathy, Muhammad Farhan Ahmed
[Hata Bildir]