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Sometimes it is folly to be wise.

I undoubtedly concede
That I am just a fool.
Else I would not have been used
By this world as a tool.

In my life many follies
So far I committed.
In order to please others,
I often submitted.

Provoked by ill tempered words,
I wrote angry letters;
Only to find later that
It had worsened matters.

Where pure ignorance is bliss,
Knowledge is unwelcome,
‘It is folly to be wise’,
I forgot this dictum.

I won’t do so now again,
I’ll shut up pen and mouth.
Silence is in fact golden.
I better not speak out.

• Written in abcb, 7-6-7-6 format

* Initially written and posted on allpoetry.com on 13 September 2004. Posted on writing.com on 25 July 2008

M C Gupta
13 September 2004
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