ON WISING UP
How wise you are you will reveal by how
You choose to use your energy and time,
For only what’s of value will allow
Your claim to finding wisdom’s paradigm.
To know what’s valuable and realize
In word and deed what is of greatest worth
Is how you demonstrate that you are wise
And by your ways improve life on this Earth.
Yet that’s more easily proclaimed than done,
For folly always stands in wisdom’s way,
Temptations to undo what was hard won,
Leaving our former glories to decay.
Do always then what is most valuable,
For only that way can your life be full.