Today’s lyrical prompt is:
The old man prides himself on acquiring wisdom.
He smiles at those who gather at his feet
Each one seeking answers to life’s puzzle.
He understands the struggles they face:
Each one is subject to the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune
Or as he puts it to himself, “Just bad luck!”
You can’t teach people not to be stupid he well knows
For everyone, there must be time to experience
To explore, to learn, to stumble and fall.
With experience comes knowledge he tells them
When you are lying face down
With no idea, as to how you might stand again
Ask yourself, “how did I get here?”
Either side of the grey line there is light
So, there’s always choice as to which side you take
There isn’t a wrong way, but more
A way that is right for you.