Lungelo Mpatho

The Passing Years... - Poem by Lungelo Mpatho

The passing years bring about experience
With experience comes a little understanding
Learning to speak less when we mean less
And to mean more in minimum words
Touchable words to name the simple things
A hard stone, a true love, a wise man….
A true stone, a hard man, or to love wisely-

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  • (7/12/2008 6:05:00 AM)

    We should all learn from our mistakes, growing older should always be fun and like you say say our experience then tells us what to do. Bob (Report)Reply

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  • K. V. Venkataramana (4/3/2008 10:55:00 AM)

    Glory of passing years is beautifully illustrated in your poem. (Report)Reply

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  • (10/3/2007 11:27:00 AM)

    lungelo you just took the truth and put it on paper, nice write (Report)Reply

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  • (10/1/2007 12:55:00 PM)

    Lungelo, parsimonious use of words to great effect indeed. Saying more with less is a sign of poetic greatness. Rgds, Ivan (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, October 1, 2007

Poem Edited: Tuesday, April 12, 2011

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