Ode to an Old Wise Man

I’m standing strong

Even though it’s not the way it once was.

Now I’m fighting for the answers to stay complete.

Even though challenges may seem insurmountable

I march forward, with my eyes and mind staring at the prize.

Even though being judged

I don’t question.

Because, if you don’t know

You must find out

And if you do know

There’s no need to contest

So it’s said

Wisdom is something, which finds you in your travels in life.

And it’s not a concept you can buy or demand.

But just the same

It’s you who figures it out.

So still believe in yourself

Even though you’re questioned.

And never stand down

When you know you need to stand up.

I’m just saying,

Deryo

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