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The Currency of Wisdom

Often….nay, very often :) movies inspire me. They inspire me to sometimes make improvements to my life. Often I am challenged by them, for when I go to see them, I deliberately challenge myself, to look for a message that might enlighten me. Today I saw the movie “About Time”, what a great film. It’s probably one of my favourites, and not because of the feel-good aspect, it’s because of the message. I guess this poem kind of resonates with what I got out of the movie, what I observed and hopefully how it changes my outlook for the better. :) It’s called The Currency of Wisdom. I wrote it just a moment ago. When the inspiration comes, it takes but a moment or two to pen a piece like this, such is the speed of flow. :) I hope you like it! :)

The Currency of Wisdom
by Karin Taylor
copyright Karin Taylor Nov 2013

Regret not
that which is lost
do not long for
that which clouds obscure
the tropical paradise
that awaits is beyond regret
and it’s lonely barren boundaries
instead, rejoice in all
the stormy seas
that bring the shells
into the shore
see life for what it is
not what it is not
do not want
what the ‘have-nots’ seek
rather, long for the wisdom
of those who ‘have-found’
the secret to happiness
without wealth
without security
within themselves
seek the haven that is within you
and the storms will only
wreak you havoc
on the exterior
while you sir, remain calm
a soul that is steady
despite all else
is a soul that is ready
for anything
if we can master this
the treasure will be
kept in the vault of
our own heart
and one can make regular deposits
with interest as you gain
strength and resilience
from your seafaring
you will have gained
enormous wealth
in the currency
of wisdom

The Currency of Wisdom

© Karin Taylor

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