Nonequivalent Exchange

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic
I felt like toying with my next piece. i was messing around with religious references, and even playing around with Shakespeare references. its just a test, but this is still a tradition poem, meaning that it sparked in my head and is still important to me. i do worry how biblical citations will affect the diction and theme of my work.

Submitted: November 22, 2011

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Submitted: November 22, 2011



Unlike the law of equivalent exchange – where one way or the other, you get what you pay for –

There is no correlation with wisdom and age. Nor is there cause or effect, you fool.

Those with age are well respected, but have no right to act like a god,

They need to learn to admit that they are human,

They can make mistake, and the world,

They live in can change, and will continue to change.


Those grace with youths crumbling blessing while still in its prime

Are not all idiots whom cannot fathom the world constricting converging fury,

Remember the difference between correlation and cause/effect!?

Those select few whom were blessed with the royal decree of wisdom.


Can’t believe me? Think I’m still a child? I’ve seen things that should have revoked my sanity

But I’ve lived to tell the story!

So don’t be my Polonius, just allow this Hamlet to share his constricted, wise stories...

But I’m still a child, so please excuse me:  “Alas, poor Yorick! I knew him.”

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