ALL THE TIME IN THE WORLD

Man is learning all his life and yet he dies in ignorance. –Yugoslav proverb

Most of us never get it.
It’s not as if we run out of time.
Had Methuselah lived a thousand nine hundred sixty nine years,
could he have handled more than he feared not to believe?
If what you want to see is what you “get” — if you don’t
know what you don’t know — what is there to be learned?
The answer, my friend, is growin’ in the womb….
the surreal promise of perpetuity born in real time.

 

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11 comments on “ALL THE TIME IN THE WORLD

  1. arekhill1 says:

    All I’ve learned for sure in my years, Sr. Muse, is that anything that ever happened to anybody else can happen to you. If that’s not it, I admit I don’t get it.

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  2. BroadBlogs says:

    Each generation does seem to get better!

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  3. mistermuse says:

    Let’s just say that the poem is my take on the Yugoslav proverb which preceded it….but sometimes things get lost in translation. In a certain sense, my philosophical/observations-on-life poems are like my humor/jokes: if they have to be explained, they leave one scratching one’s head (not unlike the effect on me of the ways of thinking/believing that I observe and write about).

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  4. Osyth says:

    I’m not scratching my head … I love this. Wisdom, wit and cynisism combine to make a wholly truthful poem 🙂

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  5. mistermuse says:

    Well BroadBlogs, I’d just say that if that’s true, a substantial portion of each succeeding generation hasn’t gotten the word!

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  6. mistermuse says:

    Thanks, Osyth. I cheerfully admit to being a cynic, and will take your word for the wisdom and wit parts.

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  7. Don Frankel says:

    We think we learn so much. We even build great structures to show how much but in the end it really isn’t much at all.

    Perhaps we’re at our best when questioning or as Shakespeare put “in apprehension how like a God.”

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  8. mistermuse says:

    You got that right, Don. We ARE at our best when questioning. Unfortunately, many politicians seem to think they’re at their best when absolutely certain, when steam-rolling anyone and anything that gets in their way, and when shooting down reasonable questioning of their uncompromising assertions instead of working to find solutions.

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  9. natuurfreak says:

    Thanks for visiting my blog.I find here wise words to think over.

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  10. mistermuse says:

    You are very welcome….and thank you in return for your comment.

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