to the hosts of wisdom's past

help us

you ghosts!

swim through the divide

bring your tools of hindsight

to repair our stupidities

before we grope blindly into oblivion



our coinage of praises to you, our teasing memorials

are the payments we offer 

to purchase the jewels of your knowledgeable accomplishments.


No! of course, we are not expecting the sleeping intelligent minds among you to suddenly awaken and become their true former selves for our keeping.


All we ask is that you may at least loan us your scrolled or paged teachings

till we can stand on our own billions of feet. 


◄ retrogression

jeez mum! stop wearing teenagers clothes! ►


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Rose Casserley

Tue 5th Dec 2017 19:55

thank's Cynthia, P&S, Leon, J.J. and Desmond. Basically, the poem is one of frustration at the way (as Cynthia suggests our incapability to read or heed the wisdom we have)

a case of mismanagement methinks hence my request though impossible to be granted, for some of those old ghosts who COULD 'read and heed' to return and help us out until as the poem says we are able to stand on our own billions of feet.

that, in my opinion, will be the day pigs will most certainly fly!

Rose ?

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Jemima Jones

Mon 4th Dec 2017 20:20

"wisdom/s" of the past is/are an integral part of our future wouldn't you agree Rose?. Our building blocks you might say. Enjoyed the poem.Thank you.Jemima.

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Mon 4th Dec 2017 11:08

yep,there's always room for improvements no matter where they come from.

good stuff R.C.

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Patricia and Stefan Wilde

Sun 3rd Dec 2017 18:21

good question from Cynthia Rose but there again there's no harm in having a few 'spares' eh especially now that the not knowing their arses from their elbows brigade are in the driving seat (obviously going in the wrong directions!)

P&S xx

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Cynthia Buell Thomas

Sun 3rd Dec 2017 17:55

A good 'take'. But do we not already have exactly what you are asking for? We simply do not read or heed them.

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