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by Norman
Rated: E · Poetry · Philosophy · #2293427
I have learned a lot.
Yes, live and learn is what they say,
and I have learned a lot.
Oh, I have learned so many things
and just as soon forgot.

Hey, I have been around the block
and seen a lot of stuff.
You know, I’ve seen so many things,
I finally said, “Enough.”

Just let me tell you here and now,
it isn’t what you know.
It’s what you do with what you have
that makes your stature grow.

Yeah, just because you’ve gotten old
does not mean you are wise.
Oh, you may think you know it all
and tell yourself those lies.

But wisdom doesn’t come with age,
and I’m the proof, you see.
Yeah, older but no wiser now,
I’m just an older me.

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