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All We Know Is What We Don't Know
by E T Waldron

Sunday, November 06, 2005
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I fall upon the sword of wisdom
Only to discover that all is random
Forced to ponder the possibility
That what I know
Isn't what I really know
It is only a reflection of
What I might know
If I knew how to know what is

Continuing on with the thesis that
No one truly knows anything
Except what they think they know
I measure with a ruler and realize
That I don't know if I measure correctly
Because I did not create the ruler
Nor did I create the means
By which we measure

I must now question what I've learned
If all other inventions are really true
Since I myself did not invent them
In theory I don't know anything that is
Original of my own except that which
I have been taught from the day I was born Which leaves me feeling most forlorn I don't know what to know or what to scorn


Must I then trust in what went before
Is it true there is nothing new under the sun. After all this time am I to believe Solomon

etw-2005

 


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Reviewed by Dawn Richerson 11/8/2005
the wisest soul I ever knew taught me that "you know what you know when you need to know it - and there's a lot you'll never know." this poem reminded me of his wisdom and inspires me to honor the truth he lived and that you have echoed here. thank you! Dawn
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 11/7/2005
Eileen,

Well written, to the point, you don't avoid the tough questions. BRAVA!

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 11/7/2005
Thought provoking piece Eileen!!

love Tinka
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 11/7/2005
interesting, thought provoking write here, eileen, but so very well done! Brava!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your tx. friend, karen lynn. :D
Reviewed by Joseph* OneLight*® 11/7/2005
"We are here and now. Further than that, all knowledge is moonshine." ~H.L. Mencken

Your poem is a worthwhile pondering, asking questions
we sometimes wish to avoid. Well-done Eileen!

Love & Light,
Joseph
Reviewed by Sherry Heim 11/6/2005
From my little place within the universe, I would say that we know everything...we just have to listen for the voice. I will also say that no one else knows what you know from your perspective, but they, too, have the ability to know everything...ok now I have confused even myself...I think. LOL
Take care,
Sherry
Reviewed by jude forese 11/6/2005
when it comes down to it, it all depends which sun you live under ...

interesting query ...
Reviewed by Tracey L. O' Very (Reader) 11/6/2005
Very Very good Eileen. Thoughts right from my head. I love this one of them tounge twister brain teasers that make so much sense.
Superb!! Absolutely Magnificent!
Tracey xoox (c :)
Reviewed by Janet Parker 11/6/2005
Very interesting, Eileen. It can drive you crazy, like thinking about the universe and who made God. I do believe we have thought that are original to us. Something we've never heard before. The only thing is, is that a bajillion other people have had the same "original" thought.
Reviewed by Ed Matlack 11/6/2005
Okay, now that I am confused, maybe I should take a drink or hit, both of which I do only rarely, just to understand...better to write what some don't understand, therein you will know where you are coming from, but maybe not the direction you are going...? Ed
Reviewed by Danielle Mundy 11/6/2005
seems we are both in a pondering mood tonight :) I've had these thoughts too about pretty much everything...the only things that people truly know are what exists in their own reality...unfortunately everyone has a different perception of reality. Great write Eileen :) ~Danielle
Reviewed by Sandie Angel 11/6/2005
If I only knew then of what I knew
I should have been glad I knew it then.

But I'm glad of what I know now
is what I thought didn't know then
that I would now know of what I knew.

Sandie May Angel a.k.a. Sandie Angel :o)
Reviewed by Carole Mathys 11/6/2005
Very interesting questions Eileen, now I am going to have to ponder on them for awhile....great write

love and peace, Carole
Reviewed by George Carroll 11/6/2005
Can we ever improve on wisdom?
Reviewed by Andre Bendavi ben-YEHU 11/6/2005

This poem flows on through the cavern of my mind echoing the
sound of dew drops of wisdom into the thirsty heart of my soul!

"All We Know Is What We Don't Know" when the dues of Poetry are
duly paid, but from the voice of my heart I hear a mellifluous
THANK YOU POET FOR LETTING THE FOUNTAIN OF YOUR ART AND KNOWLEDGE
CASCADE BEAUTY AND WONDERS THROUGH
ITS LETTERS OF WISE GLOW OVER
THE MINDS OF YOUR READERS.

I have read "All We Know Is What We Don't Know".

I salute You, Sublime Poet!


In gratitude and reverent admiration.


Andre Emmanuel Bendavi ben-YEHU
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 11/6/2005
Continuing on with the thesis that
No one truly knows anything

I think that might be true, Tiger Lily, but I guess I really don't know!
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader) 11/6/2005
Okay, now that you have totally confused me I will go lie down now. What happened to the other poem?
Reviewed by Andy Turner (Reader) 11/6/2005
Blimey I have the same kinda thoughts.
We are plopped here and just have to get on with it.
Only hand book being the bible. Else there is no ceiling or floor in life..
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