Thursday, January 20, 2011

Wisdom

When I started out, I knew I had none
The stuff I read, always reinforced that I was a bum
And the more I sought it in others, the more I learnt
That if I was ever gonna get any, it wasn't gonna be without getting my fingers burnt

And so I spent my days as a kid, often listless
The expectations of others, always reinforced I was a mess
And the more I tried to sort myself out, the more I was aware
That if I was ever gonna get any, it wasn't gonna be without a little scare

When I grew up a little more, I looked hard to try and find
But what the others saw, always reinforced I was blind
And the more I tried to see, the more I realised
That if I was ever gonna get any, it wasn't gonna be without skinning my hide

I spent my days as a teen, mostly in a haze
The confusion that was unfolding, always reinforced I was crazed
And the more I tried to seek clarity, the more I understood
That if I was ever gonna get any, it wasn't gonna be without being misunderstood

In my days as a young man, I have now come to know
What I seemed to have sought, was just a misleading show
And the more I try to be real, the more I seem to comprehend
That if I'm ever gonna get any, it wont be before the end...

10 comments:

Sneha said...

:)

Sneha said...

Books hee books hmm kisi writer ka blog leg reha hai aab.:

Mulling Over My Thoughts said...

:)
Hehehe...btw, your signed copy is lying around with me...I hope you can collect it from me someday!

Ria said...

This makes me kinda nostalgic. :)

Mulling Over My Thoughts said...

Nostalgic?
Nice! So we have something in common then!
:)

Punam said...

UH OH.. before the end??

Mulling Over My Thoughts said...

Yup...I've realised, that there is no such thing as wisdom. Perhaps, the only true wisdom shall come after we take our leave from this world. So until then, I guess we can justifiably remain foolish!
:D

cute n confused said...

bikiiiiiii!!! book 2 material!!!!

Mulling Over My Thoughts said...

Pulitzer yet???
:P

Mulling Over My Thoughts said...

Pulitzer yet???
:P