vanessa hughes

Rookie - 362 Points (28/8/62 / Birmingham)

A Life Lesson


A lesson learned
Is a lesson worth
All the gold
Upon this earth

A lesson learned
Without the pleasure
Of maybe what
Would be my treasure

Is a lesson
I've become to rue
Not finding out
If you were true

At worst
I would have known the score
Instead of wondering
For evermore

I accept I'll probably
Never know
With a lesson learned
I gotta let go

Submitted: Wednesday, September 07, 2011
Edited: Wednesday, September 07, 2011

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  • Rookie - 353 Points Sina Farajzadeh (7/7/2014 12:57:00 PM)

    Hi. I know it is good to learn but there's a bitter fact. Well, when we were in elementary school, we used to write essays with different topics. One famous topic was Which one's better: Knowledge or Wealth?
    As students we always praised knowledge and science and gave it the superiority. But now, I see that there are some illiterate factory owners have so many.M.A. engineers, ... who bow down to them to work for them. So wealth is superior to knowledge for those who live in this world. Yet, I am a little bot different from others (Mybe because I'm stupid or something like that) . I think I want to study more and more. I like reading and understanding new things. This is very strange. (Everybody in my age goes and searches for job, ... Yet I want to continue my studies and even study more and more after getting Ph.D after so many years!)

    Anyway, I read your poem and sorry for a long comment. Thanks for sharing. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 123 Points Elias Uddin (4/12/2014 9:28:00 AM)

    A lesson learned
    Is a lesson worth
    All the gold
    Upon this earth

    True! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Jon M. Nelson (1/27/2014 1:50:00 PM)

    We all learn from decisions we do or do not make, we just have to use our best judgements. There are lessons learned everyday. Very nicely done. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 13,675 Points Roseann Shawiak (1/22/2014 12:20:00 AM)

    Great poem, very good expression of sentiment. We can all learn from
    lessons in life. Thank you for sharing. RoseAnn (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 1,059 Points Kanav Justa (11/6/2013 1:40:00 AM)

    A very nice poem... liked each stanza of the poem (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 123 Points marvin brato (10/10/2013 11:34:00 PM)

    Wise sentiments, well-penned! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 46 Points Jodie Hardy (8/27/2013 4:43:00 PM)

    Very well said. Love it xx (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 299 Points Adeline Foster (8/8/2013 3:19:00 PM)

    A very good poem and a lesson well learned not soon to be forgotten. Read mine - Reparations -
    Adeline (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Don Mckay (7/28/2013 1:08:00 PM)

    liked this poem, it was hearfelt and warm, with a touch of, what if! ! ! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 469 Points Sally Plumb Plumb (5/26/2013 4:06:00 AM)

    Such a modern approach.Good piece. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 267 Points Ruth Walters (1/15/2013 2:29:00 PM)

    I like your rhythm, your thoughts & I like this poem (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 1,688 Points S.zaynub Kamoonpuri (12/8/2012 11:20:00 AM)

    Ah awesome! Sincere poem in super rhymin flow too! Yeah we shud let go, esp our ego when lesson knocks. (Report) Reply

  • Bronze Star - 6,302 Points Lyn Paul (10/27/2012 7:50:00 AM)

    Amazing is your work. What talent you possess. Thank You (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 264 Points Words' Knight (9/23/2012 2:27:00 PM)

    This is a poem of wisdom, and life is a teacher, and days are the lesson, and every lesson you learn is more than gold. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Komolafe Shalomj (9/5/2012 1:41:00 AM)

    All about the stuff is short but powerful, its a message to all and sundry.greetings. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 11 Points Darren David Weaver (7/7/2012 1:25:00 PM)

    I like this poem.... a lesson learned is gold.... but sometimes people bury the gold and forget. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Mukta Sawant (5/25/2012 7:19:00 AM)

    I learned a new lesson from your poem. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 11,601 Points Ramesh Rai (3/31/2012 7:33:00 AM)

    I learned ur lesson to vote u with top marks. regards. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 40 Points Indira Babbellapati (3/30/2012 10:15:00 AM)

    we all learn our lessons the hard way only to go through the same again! (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 3,037 Points Valerie Dohren (3/29/2012 4:46:00 AM)

    A great poem, and a lesson to be learnt here. Good work. (Report) Reply

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