Sylvia Chidi

Freshman - 710 Points (Germany)

I Am None Wiser Than Before - Poem by Sylvia Chidi

I have studied the stars
I have learnt all about planet Mars
I have driven fast luxurious cars
Some call me a scholar
Others say I am a philosopher
I have seen the rich and the poor
And I am none wiser than before

I am a genius cleverer than many teachers
Doctors and lawyers and preachers
My speeches impress most public speakers
I have led so many people by the nose
But o! No - it has given me many woes
It has left me quite bitter and sore
And I am none wiser than before

I have journeyed the globe
I have worn diamond robes
I have watched technology quickly evolve
Phones, internet, and music no one can dissolve
My great knowledge has cut me to the bone
I know now that nothing can ever be known
And I am none wiser than before

Throughout my life I have helped so many people
They have perceived me instead as stupid and feeble
In so many ways in many humans I have openly trusted
Only to eventually get setup and end up getting busted
Some may say knowledge is power
But it has just left me feeling sour
And I am none wiser than before

I have dived the deepest oceans for love and lost
And what a hefty price I have paid at such a cost
I have partied with wine and ended up with migraine
And here I am drinking so much wine again and again
And I am none wiser than before

Perhaps one day I will understand the forces
Which glue the world, and guarantees its courses
And that day I will stop praying for assistance
And that day I will cease cursing my existence
For I am none wiser than before

I have decided knowledge is not worth knowing
All this vain pleasure I will be foregoing
No longer shall I attempt to be a teacher
Always trying to correct a related creature
And my heart will never again be won on my sleeve
I also like to receive and not to give and give
But today I am none wiser than before

Copyright Sylvia Lovina Chidi 2015

Topic(s) of this poem: knowledge, life

Comments about I Am None Wiser Than Before by Sylvia Chidi

  • Pijush Biswas (9/5/2015 2:27:00 AM)

    Experience after charity, party, science, knowledge makes someone more experienced,
    if someone feels after it that all experience is bitter than those may lament likewise,
    but the poem is true nodoubt,

    like this
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Poem Submitted: Saturday, September 5, 2015

Poem Edited: Saturday, September 5, 2015

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