NaPoWriMo #21 – Where are the pearls?

As children
they wander,
wondering…
Why is the sky blue?
Why is the grass green?

They value those
older and wiser
who share, even sparingly, their capital.

As students
they plunder
squandering
Why do I need Math?
What use is Poetry?

They value those
bolder, disguised, or
who share their peerage and thus their fates.

As adults
They implore
clamoring
Why am I here?
What is my purpose?

They value those
nobler advisors
who promise sacrifice is self-serving, or worse
who share all dogma is dead.

The treasure chests of substance are dusty.
Ancient lexicons left unopened.
Contentment comes not with having all the answers
But in knowing where to find them.

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One Response to NaPoWriMo #21 – Where are the pearls?

  1. SimiliesSlip says:

    Sometimes it definitely feels that all of life is a search for answers.

    But it’s all about the journey, right?:)