Illustration by Jacque Cournoyer
― William Shakespeare, As You Like It
I am but a fool
wrapped in my inadequacy
with a vocabulary that deceives.
I expose my scholarly ineptitude
that pride would have my ego speak,
“I have nothing more to learn.”
Have caution on your tongue
that would hoist self upon a pedestal,
for many a fool thinks he is wise.
If there is nothing more to explore
then pull the curtain upon
the days that lie before me.
It is joy to see morning shine
upon my quest to follow knowledge
as far as my feeble brain will allow.
I confess I am a fool,
to speak otherwise would be
the noise of bloated self esteem.
©Susie Clevenger 2012Kerry's challenge at Real Roads was to go old school...old school as in Shakespeare.
She asked us to take a quote from William Shakespeare and use it as inspiration for a written piece or the title for a finished piece.