On the Long Road to Wisdom

An owl said, "Ask someone else
if this is wisdom that you seek."
I thanked her, and I traveled onward,
stopping by a mountain peak.

I met a thinker at the top
and wondered where the wise ones go.
He shrugged and laughed and then replied,
"I've no idea. I wouldn't know!"

This happened everywhere I went
until I recognized my way
was only ever mine to make
and not for someone else to say.

On the Long Road to Wisdom © Copyright 2021, Robert J. Tiess.

View this poem at AllPoetry.com

75 words (prompt limit).  Seeking Knowledge brevity challenge prompt - link: https://allpoetry.com/contest/2775226-Seeking-Knowledge-Brevity
Submitted: March 25, 2021

AllPoetry.com             ArtOfInterpretation.com