Wisdom From a Stupid Man
A wise man once told me
because wise men don't choose to talk to me very often.
My life is not hard enough
for me to triumph above it.
My life is not grand enough
to allow me to sit back with satisfaction.
I am not shy enough
for my silence to scream out into the busy room.
But I am not loud enough
for people to notice my voice.
I do not possess
any great talents
or really any talents at all.
I was told once I could sing fairly well
so of course I stopped singing.
I want only what I cannot have
so I am always searching
and grasping for what is just beyond my reach.
The very fact that another would seek my company
makes me not want to seek theirs.
So no matter how many people surround me
I am always alone.
I wish often
for someone to tell me something wise
but truth be told
I probably wouldn't notice something wise
if it was screamed in my ear.