Learn - Poem by RIC S. BASTASA

when broken
when happy
when bored
when you float and does not know what to do
learn just the same
when filled with idealism
when fed with what you cannot swallow
learn again
when the times get rough and you want to kill yourself
learn, learn, learn
you still have many things to learn
faces of life
bodies of life
learn, learn, learn everything
do not surrender

for in truth, you do not do what you only want
you will also do what you are told to do
no questions asked
or you will be left out
or you will be not a part of the picture
this life
learn, learn, learn, always learn
do not surrender
live, learn, live, learn
you will soon do all that others will tell you
learn, learn and learn again

and sooner you will have learned everything
and then do what you want to do
with firm conviction
you know now what is right
and that is what you will do,

now without even being told
you have become yourself

but still learn, learn, and learn again

you might be wrong,
try thinking some more, learn
relearn, learn, learn, learn, forevermore....

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, April 12, 2008

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