Ray Andrews


The Life Of The Mind - Poem by Ray Andrews

Study your Shakespeare and Calculus
Physics and History too
Learning and thinking in college days
May be quite important to you

The subjects themselves you may forget
And elude you as time goes by
Still important they are to you
Through reason to analyze

Synthesis, communication and expression
Are valuable qualities to learn
Your successes in the workplace
On all of these factors may turn

While in many venues these may be required
For my living they didn't suffice
I had to look somewhat further
And finally found good advice:

From the life of the mind not all things spring
You've got to look at the whole
If you espouse it's everything
You do so at the expense of your soul


Comments about The Life Of The Mind by Ray Andrews

  • (4/2/2006 3:58:00 PM)


    More nurturing of the soul. So many healthy diets, Ray. I love your poetry. Susie. (Report) Reply

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  • (12/22/2005 8:07:00 PM)


    The mind is open but there is so much more. (Report) Reply

  • (12/22/2005 7:38:00 PM)


    A good thought provocating poem on sell our souls Ray! Are you the devil's advocate then? lol 10 from Santa's Devilish Tai helper (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, December 22, 2005



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