Samuel Eyitayo


The Calamity of the Wise Poem by Samuel Eyitayo


To the fools
Get to be wise
Seek to know
Seek to do
THen, you'll be wise
But remember
The Calamity of the wise

The wise does it right
Just on point
The way it should be done
But the fools
Jumps at the wise for being wise
The fool brings
The Calamity on the wise

To ah!
Tata ra ta!
The fool fires
The arrows at the wise
Not for being foolish
But for the truth
The fool brought
The calamity to the wise

Let me teach him
The lesson of life
The right way to live
Think what is right all the time
Speak the truth all the time
Do good every time
There goes
The calamity of the wise

The fool reacts
To wisdom foolishly
Who are you to teach me wisdom
When did you become my teachers
The fool roars
I will not take it from you
Again, the fool brought
The calamity to the wise

There is nothing the wise does
That makes the fool happy
There is nothing spoken by the wise
That makes the fool tingle
There is no song in the mouth of the wise
That makes the fool dance
The fool must certainly bring
The calamity to the wise.

Submitted: Monday, May 19, 2014
Edited: Monday, May 19, 2014

Topic of this poem: Wisdom


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