Madness vs Wisdom

15 Dec

Madness vs Wisdom

At the dawn of time, two forces
Came into existence
One was Wisdom, made of peace
And Madness, from resistance

The force of Wisdom saw things as
The way they really were
Madness, on the other hand
Saw what it did prefer

And when it turned out things were not
Precisely as it wanted
Madness lost control and felt
Frustrated, angry, haunted

It couldn’t let it go because
It thought that it knew best
Wisdom on the other hand
Did never feel as stressed

It took its peace of mind in knowing
That things cannot be
Exactly as the vision in
Your mind that you may see

Instead it opened itself up
To different paths and ways
Seeing obstacles as more
Than annoying delays

Wisdom recognized that those
Are opportunities
To learn, to train, to grow, not just
Struggles meant to displease

Eventually there came a day
When Wisdom and Madness
Crossed each other’s paths and blocked
Each other’s own progress

Madness used it’s anger and
It’s hateful, spiteful talk
It circled and it attacked and
It pushed and pulled and stalked

Wisdom fought with all its strength
But not by the same means
Instead it relied on its training
And all its routines

It let Madness do all it did
And did not expect more
It stood firm with its peace of mind
And waged a peaceful war

And what Madness soon learned was that
It could not maintain hate
For an indefinite time
It was far too much weight

It grew tired and silent in
The face of Wisdom’s peace
The hateful words and violent acts
Eventually did cease

And as Madness sat and recouped
Wisdom simply walked on
Walking into horizon
Until all trace was gone

It didn’t gloat of victory
It let it go instead
Just as it did with the acts
That had intended dread

Madness would recover and
Many foes would it thwart
But against one enemy
It always came up short

Madness vs Wisdom was
Always the same outcome
Because Wisdom was not entrenched
It never could succumb

It flowed and bent and let go of
Whatever came its way
And when the two collide, it’s still
The same result today



12 Responses to “Madness vs Wisdom”

  1. iamforchange December 15, 2011 at 7:52 am #

    Most excellent observation and expressed excellently as well!

  2. khushjenny December 15, 2011 at 9:12 am #

    Inspiring … 🙂 I Enjoyed reading this 🙂

    • Warrior Poet Wisdom December 15, 2011 at 9:32 am #

      The greatest compliment. Glad it resonated. 🙂
      Peace & grace,

  3. granbee December 15, 2011 at 1:44 pm #

    Warrior, I been realizing more and more in recent days the power it gives me to “bend, and go around, and let go.” Thank you for this absolutely masterful poetic description of the ongoing battles between wisdom and anger, good and evil. I reminded of the image always drawn to my attention as a child: the oak stiffens in the gale and cracks and is broken. The palm tree bends and twists and shudders in the gale and rises to wave its fronds in the breezes for yet another day.!

    • Warrior Poet Wisdom December 15, 2011 at 3:21 pm #

      Glad to hear it was so thought-provoking. That’s a great metaphor, we’d do well to follow the example of the bending palm tree! 🙂
      Peace & grace,

  4. zendictive December 15, 2011 at 9:37 pm #

    I like the new look (~_~) and I loved the message/ wisdom in your write


    • Warrior Poet Wisdom December 16, 2011 at 1:11 am #

      Thanks Art, glad you enjoyed. Yes, it was time for a make-over. 🙂
      Peace & grace,

  5. Shonnie December 15, 2011 at 11:59 pm #

    😀 Very nice

  6. willofheart December 16, 2011 at 8:30 am #

    thank you so much for sharing this piece, very well expressed, excellent reminders also…. 🙂

  7. lscotthoughts December 16, 2011 at 11:25 am #

    Thank you, Miro, your wisdom is inspiring and beneficial to your readers! 🙂

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