chuck Hurley

Rookie (12-19-31 / Boston MA)

What Do I Know - Poem by chuck Hurley

To say some-one told me so
Then what is it I really do know?
Not to use your mind is an individual refusal to grow.

How many days go by and I ask my mind to explain
The human mind does not care if you ask and ask; again and again
One learns by asking questions; for listening is the academic game.

The human mind is a gift for humanity to use and understand
To ask and ask is a trait given to only the human
Ist's ism's and ologies are used primarily by the masculine man.

The mind must be excercised in the same way as a child learns to walk
Just as it gathers inside all the knowledge it needs in order to first talk
Image a babies mind is introduced to discovery by imitation to unlock.

It is true the mind is like a sponge that never gets its fill
But only by questions asked; persistence; and choice, along with will
A dry sponge eventually becomes dormant as its energy is still.

Why do we find it easier to be silent, accept or just go along
Confront conflict and ask questions and don't believe it to be wrong
There is a reason and purpose for life and time always goes on.

For thousands of years a human heart was sacred which is a lie
Religions should have known better but they refused to deny
How many other words exist only because no one asked why?

We fill our minds with thoughts of the past
Life is now and today and even then; it goes too fast
When your mind answers a question it will last and last.

History belongs to those who lived it, made it or those who write
Thoughts, words and actions; of those who were trying to get it right
We each make our own history using the time given for life.

Discovery is almost the same as change
One comes from enlightenment but they both come from our brain.
The intellect of man becomes confused believing they are the same.

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, November 1, 2007

Poem Edited: Thursday, April 21, 2011

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