William Jackson

Rookie (San Antonio, Texas)

The Learning Curve - Poem by William Jackson

Alas, the brash youth.
He bartered with the devil
the very life he sought to keep.

Usurping the Life that created him,
he gave up the blessings of God.

What a foolish Dorian Gray!
Like unthinking Esau
he traded his birthright
for the lust and sparkle
of the immediate moment.

Sadly, he failed to grasp that his life
never belonged to him anyway,
and now that which he feared the most
has become his reality.

If only he chosen to forever dwell
in the one Life animating all things
and holding them together.

Then like Moses,
even in his old age,
he could walk,
with a spring in his step
and a twinkle in his eye.


Comments about The Learning Curve by William Jackson

  • (8/28/2006 4:36:00 PM)


    The longer it takes to learn this lesson, the steeper the curve gets. Good write. Poor Moses, it took approximately a miracle a day to get his wayward tribe to toe the line, since a good many kept forgetting yesterday's lesson. - Will (Report) Reply

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  • (7/26/2006 1:19:00 AM)


    That is one book I read and read again and again. We all have a bit of Dorian Gray in all of us. Lovely poem

    Anjana
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  • (7/26/2006 12:49:00 AM)


    life is tough but the whole purpose of life is that the spirit is kept bubbling for ever...positive thought and a optimistic approach...thats the key...from you i am learning literature if not reading it myself...love...nalini (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Poem Edited: Thursday, August 19, 2010


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