David Taylor

Rookie (3rd January 1956 / LONDON, UK)

Wisdom, Courage, Temperance And Justice - Poem by David Taylor

Wisdom said 'I know what to do'
even if it terrifies you.
Courage said 'I have faith'
that wisdom carries with it, Your grace.
Temperance said 'a stiff drink will not do'
you have all you need already, it's true!
Justice said, nothing at all
as I naturally found I received
what was deserved
by my response to the need.

Comments about Wisdom, Courage, Temperance And Justice by David Taylor

  • (11/16/2007 8:48:00 PM)

    Written like a true philosopher...amazing how you've smoothly moved in few words from one line to the next proving without a doubt that you truly are a man of wisdom and understanding...Courage, though, like Hope is a tough one as we all know from the Lion in the Old 'Wizard of Oz.'~~marci.xo (Report) Reply

    1 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
Read all 1 comments »

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Poem Submitted: Friday, November 16, 2007

Poem Edited: Monday, April 25, 2011

Famous Poems

  1. Still I Rise
    Maya Angelou
  2. The Road Not Taken
    Robert Frost
  3. If You Forget Me
    Pablo Neruda
  4. Dreams
    Langston Hughes
  5. Annabel Lee
    Edgar Allan Poe
  6. Stopping By Woods On A Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  7. If
    Rudyard Kipling
  8. Do Not Stand At My Grave And Weep
    Mary Elizabeth Frye
  9. I Do Not Love You Except Because I Love You
    Pablo Neruda
  10. Television
    Roald Dahl
[Report Error]