James McLain

Gold Star - 40,958 Points (1958 - / From Tampa Florida And Still Living Near By)

It Is Hard Being Smart - Poem by James McLain

i must hide it) lost in it(s mind..
and try not to offend those..
whom are so much... more smarter..
and so very deep..as I sleep...
and running..off.. forever lost....
back into the deepest part of the woods..
and this her forest..she shows me..
and she is pleased...that I trust her..
and I am only happy that she is happy....
and walking around her forest...I find her..
home where she lives...and knocking....
she opens her door too him....and she..
recognizing his genius....
and being now his woods.....then..
looks down at his mismatched socks...
and knowing thus as she does..
she slips him in to hers...
and like a glove it's..
universe...spiraling out word....
becomes a little bit milky.. because of it..
and I thank you....whom ever you are.

Topic(s) of this poem: green

Comments about It Is Hard Being Smart by James McLain

  • Bri Edwards (7/31/2018 2:55:00 PM)


    mismatched socks? ? ? is that ALL i'd have to have in order to get into HERs? ? ? ? ? something is now getting hard, just thinking of it!

    to MyPoemList despite a bit (a few bits) of not understanding it.

    bri :)
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  • Soul Watcher (5/11/2016 12:55:00 AM)

    This is a fantastic poem, thank you for sharing (Report) Reply

  • Kelly Kurt (3/24/2015 12:18:00 AM)

    A fun romp through your mind. Thanks for sharing (Report) Reply

  • Heather Wilkins (10/16/2014 9:43:00 PM)

    unmatched socks the sign of a genius nice write (Report) Reply

  • (10/14/2014 8:00:00 PM)

    I love the way you have penned this poem, it is hard to be smart and try not to show it, because others will resent and turn on you for it. They are intimidated by people who are smart and allow it to be known. Einstein said that Imagination is more important than knowledge - is that being smart? I have also read that a genius is a person who knows he does not know everything, therefore continually thirsts for knowledge. Ordinary people may think they know it all and actually know next to nothing. It can be very confusing at times, ridiculous also, but I think with a sense of humor, being smart can be fun. Just my impression. Thank you for this thought provoking poem. As I was reading your poem, it seemed that the rhythm was taking me quickly through your thoughts as if I was running to keep up with them. Definitely a unique and interesting poem, I love it. RoseAnn (Report) Reply

  • (8/10/2009 7:53:00 PM)

    nice poem.... im not sure what to say besides
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  • (6/14/2009 9:55:00 AM)

    See? I looked at it. I think it's over my head. Got lost after the sparrow. But still.
    Don't know why you'd assume ridiculous things if your that smart. nevertheless. I digress.
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  • (6/10/2009 11:35:00 PM)

    This poem has such an honesty of expression that it is inherently very smart piece of work! What a smart discovery it is to understand and manifest that it is hard to be situationally smart all the time! (Report) Reply

  • (6/8/2009 7:36:00 AM)

    One of the things I learned... It's so hard to be a genius... You'll either die early or become a crazy old fool... so it's better to be just subtly smart! Nice post! (Report) Reply

  • Dorothy Kardas, Psy.d. Th.d. (6/7/2009 5:11:00 PM)

    Candidly and self-reflectively written; mentally original with gripping suggestions and insinuations. Indeed, wisdom begins with self-knowledge, and only the 'innocent eyes' see clearly. Great job! (Report) Reply

  • (6/5/2009 11:02:00 PM)

    Anything worth smart is hard. That is why I read your words. To get smart from what is cleverly hard. :) (Report) Reply

  • Smiley Hooker (5/31/2009 11:42:00 PM)

    think smart, do smart, and you're smart! smart write.: -) (Report) Reply

  • (5/27/2009 7:16:00 AM)

    you are meerly as smart as you choose to be....i know people who could be intelligent if they tried...but they don't.....even geniuses aren't smart if they can't show it...at least in my mind.....but nicely said
    oh and cheese is awesome! ...(shocking enough for you: O)
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  • (5/24/2009 10:07:00 AM)

    one can be smart if one knows how to dig further to be smart. (Report) Reply

  • (5/23/2009 11:53:00 AM)

    smart enough to dig deeper than the surface (Report) Reply

  • (4/8/2009 7:06:00 PM)

    Sometimes its hard to be smart - I know I definately am thick in lots of ways and kick self after - like it but thing u got to remember you got over the nervous breakdown so that not a negative it actually is a positive - guess everything has other meaning

    take care
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  • Colin J... (3/31/2009 3:21:00 PM)

    (It) Is Hard Being Smart...
    You said it...
    Good poem...
    Colin J...
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  • (3/21/2009 3:38:00 PM)

    One of the craziest (the good kind) of poems of there.. (Report) Reply

  • (2/9/2009 4:37:00 PM)

    I kinda need help understanding this poem...parts of it were funny...but other parts made me feel stupid...maybe im just not smart...lol (Report) Reply

  • (12/24/2008 12:36:00 AM)

    this is so fine about what you think of smartness, nice job. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, December 12, 2008

Poem Edited: Tuesday, January 5, 2016

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