Wisdom Poem by Kondwelani Tembo Nguluwe


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So I've never been to school
And don't know much about science or maths
But I know how to count things
Yeah, I know how to calculate my earnings

I may not know the Bible too well but I know God knows me better
Than anyone else may think they do

I may not know much of the person sitting next to me
Or the one that passes by me
And yes, I may not know the real meaning of wisdom
And whether or not it's suppose to affect my speech freedom

But I don't think that it can be imparted into one's mind
By giving them a taste of your fists or whipping them like a donkey that refuses to be moved
I think it's teaching in a calm voice
When they give attention by choice

Like a stranger who stops you along your way
To tell you a word of how to
Relate to, other people wherever you go to
No matter who that person is
No matter what the age is
For Jesus spoke with wisdom in his early life stages
And elders spared some time to listen to the little boy's words

That is what I think is wisdom
That is what I feel is wisdom.

© Smiley NTK Thefir5t 2013

Thursday, August 8, 2019
Topic(s) of this poem: knowledge
Chinedu Dike 08 August 2019

Well expressed thoughts and feelings. An insightful creation written with conviction. Thanks for sharing, Tembo.

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Jazib Kamalvi 08 August 2019

Wow! Great poetry, Kondwelani. You may like to read my poem, Love And Iust. Thank you.

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Julia Luber 08 August 2019

Nicely penned sense of the inherent force of wisdom and so much that many strive for through education actually being simple in one's heart and in a dialogue with God and religion.

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