Vanessa Hughes

Veteran Poet - 1,040 Points (28/8/62 / Birmingham)

A Life Lesson - Poem by Vanessa Hughes

A lesson learned
Is a lesson worth
All the gold
Upon this earth

A lesson learned
Without the pleasure
Of maybe what
Would be my treasure

Is a lesson
I've become to rue
Not finding out
If you were true

At worst
I would have known the score
Instead of wondering
For evermore

I accept I'll probably
Never know
With a lesson learned
I gotta let go

Comments about A Life Lesson by Vanessa Hughes

  • Howard 'the motivational poet' Simon (7/27/2016 2:19:00 PM)

    Lessons learnt keep us from making the same mistakes again and again. Well said my friend! (Report) Reply

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  • Kelly Kurt (4/5/2015 5:03:00 PM)

    Lessons learned are often earned hard but morph into wisdom. Thank you for sharing your poem, Vanessa (Report) Reply

  • Sina Farajzadeh (7/7/2014 12:57:00 PM)

    Hi. I know it is good to learn but there's a bitter fact. Well, when we were in elementary school, we used to write essays with different topics. One famous topic was Which one's better: Knowledge or Wealth?
    As students we always praised knowledge and science and gave it the superiority. But now, I see that there are some illiterate factory owners have so many.M.A. engineers, ... who bow down to them to work for them. So wealth is superior to knowledge for those who live in this world. Yet, I am a little bot different from others (Mybe because I'm stupid or something like that) . I think I want to study more and more. I like reading and understanding new things. This is very strange. (Everybody in my age goes and searches for job, ... Yet I want to continue my studies and even study more and more after getting Ph.D after so many years!)

    Anyway, I read your poem and sorry for a long comment. Thanks for sharing.
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  • Elias Uddin (4/12/2014 9:28:00 AM)

    A lesson learned
    Is a lesson worth
    All the gold
    Upon this earth

    (Report) Reply

  • Jon M. Nelson (1/27/2014 1:50:00 PM)

    We all learn from decisions we do or do not make, we just have to use our best judgements. There are lessons learned everyday. Very nicely done. (Report) Reply

  • (1/22/2014 12:20:00 AM)

    Great poem, very good expression of sentiment. We can all learn from
    lessons in life. Thank you for sharing. RoseAnn
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  • Kanav Justa (11/6/2013 1:40:00 AM)

    A very nice poem... liked each stanza of the poem (Report) Reply

  • (10/10/2013 11:34:00 PM)

    Wise sentiments, well-penned! (Report) Reply

  • (8/27/2013 4:43:00 PM)

    Very well said. Love it xx (Report) Reply

  • Adeline Foster (8/8/2013 3:19:00 PM)

    A very good poem and a lesson well learned not soon to be forgotten. Read mine - Reparations -
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  • (7/28/2013 1:08:00 PM)

    liked this poem, it was hearfelt and warm, with a touch of, what if! ! ! (Report) Reply

  • (5/26/2013 4:06:00 AM)

    Such a modern approach.Good piece. (Report) Reply

  • (1/15/2013 2:29:00 PM)

    I like your rhythm, your thoughts & I like this poem (Report) Reply

  • S.zaynab Kamoonpuri (12/8/2012 11:20:00 AM)

    Ah awesome! Sincere poem in super rhymin flow too! Yeah we shud let go, esp our ego when lesson knocks. (Report) Reply

  • Lyn Paul (10/27/2012 7:50:00 AM)

    Amazing is your work. What talent you possess. Thank You (Report) Reply

  • (9/23/2012 2:27:00 PM)

    This is a poem of wisdom, and life is a teacher, and days are the lesson, and every lesson you learn is more than gold. (Report) Reply

  • Komolafe Shalomj (9/5/2012 1:41:00 AM)

    All about the stuff is short but powerful, its a message to all and sundry.greetings. (Report) Reply

  • Darren David Weaver (7/7/2012 1:25:00 PM)

    I like this poem.... a lesson learned is gold.... but sometimes people bury the gold and forget. (Report) Reply

  • Mukta Sawant (5/25/2012 7:19:00 AM)

    I learned a new lesson from your poem. (Report) Reply

  • Ramesh Rai (3/31/2012 7:33:00 AM)

    I learned ur lesson to vote u with top marks. regards. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Poem Edited: Wednesday, September 7, 2011

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