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Alfred Barna


Wise Dumb


When so young, when we were wise
Growing older we slowly grow numb
Finding we hadn't yet, looked with old eyes
Upon a world hidden in some surprise
To discover we were actually dumb

Hard it is when filled with youth
We define the world with innocence
The detective work to discover truth
Biting down so hard we lose the tooth
Reality itself has some defense

So I tell my children, please take care
For this life if full of many lies
Some fallacies so hard, that few may bear
The burdens which are laid buried there
That many choose to leave the disguise

Indeed the earth is a minefield
Politicians, priests, and news casters too
Everyone possesses a battle worn shield
Which stubbornly refuses ever to yield
But eventually we all succumb to what is true

Submitted: Monday, July 29, 2013

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If only ignorance were truly eternal bliss...but we find, otherwise.

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  • Patricia Grantham (9/16/2013 7:37:00 AM)

    As a child grows up they think they know it all. They soon find
    out that life is more complicated as they grow up. Conquering the
    world to them seemed to be an easy task to accomplish. They soon
    find out that the harsh reality sets in when the battles of life tumbles
    down around them. Very inspiring write. (Report) Reply

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