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Ode to Simple Minds
by C. Nichols

Monday, April 02, 2007
Rated "G" by the Author.
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To those who think brilliance is everything
Please recognize it is not so
For where is a brighter face
Than that of a small child
Or an adult with a simple mind
We may relegate those who are a bit slower
To a place beneath us
But I know amazing things live
In the heart of innocence
Those with the greatest intelligence
Tie themselves up in thoughts and expectation
Hurrying through life
Only to find they are racing to the end
The longest days are spent by children
And those who think a bit slower
What is more noble than the reach
Up to the sun, to greater heights
And who has the greatest span to go
Than these, the simplest people
They say happiness is success, and I know
The faces that shine brightest are those
Who have the lowest IQ, whose world is still unfettered
With all the silly things the smartest people
Decided were important like technology, knowledge, power
Perhaps they have an innate wisdom many miss
For in the end, what brings happiness?   

 © 2007 C. Nichols

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Reviewed by Carin Spirit 10/27/2008
This is a wonderful write, Simply the best. Warmth to you
Reviewed by Bernice Lakota 5/28/2008
How true are your words! Brilliant
Reviewed by Karen Palumbo 4/3/2007
Enjoyed reading this. Yes, I have worked with those inflicted with cerebral palsey, muscular dystrophy, epilepsy and they have such a wonderful outlook. Seldom ever found any feeling sorry for themselves. Beautiful write.

Be safe,
Reviewed by Paul Berube 4/3/2007

The so called minds of the world aren't doing a very good job running it. You've penned an excellent poem.
Reviewed by C. McGovern-Bowen 4/2/2007
Like a breath of fresh air, Camille. Nicely scribed.
Reviewed by jude forese 4/2/2007
i've often seen where "simple" minds are extremely happy and full of life ...

thought provoking poem, Camille ...
Reviewed by Laura Mayer 4/2/2007
A very insightful and truthful write Camille. Well said.
Hugs, Laura
Reviewed by Sue Hess 4/2/2007
it is true that simple is at times less complicated but not always happiest..i had a dear friend who was just 'simple' enough to find life very complicated but smart enough to realize she was 'slow' and it pained her every day of her life. i guess nothing in life is black and white. nicely written

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