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Printed from https://www.writing.com/main/books/entry_id/941566-Termites-and-good-intentions
Rated: 13+ · Book · Educational · #1300042
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#941566 added September 26, 2018 at 1:13pm
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Termites and good intentions
The Value of Good Wood

When the termites discover my woodwork
they gnaw at my ego,
they gnaw on good intentions
until they look bad
and I have to wonder
what was I thinking.

I can store my craft.
I can set out to kill them all,
tedious, as if
one by one.
Why are they so hungry
for my craftwork?

I could polish good intentions
until less ambiguous
shine.
But, termites don't know
the value of wood.



It's a poem that wants to say more, but if I did, then it would lose luster.

Irony

From my vantage:

What if you could teach your teacher something. Would they willingly become your student?

One more thing:

discourse in rambling

You don't know.

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