Tuesday, June 19, 2012

The Hand of Experience

Experience wields a painful rod
It frustrates foolish notion
Training its students tirelessly
In spite of frayed emotion

Experience wields a patient scepter
No student is too old
To learn the lessons in this classroom
Where unbidden, we’re enrolled

Experience wields a wise baton
For in each vexing stumble
It snuffs our aptness for conceit
And helps to keep us humble

© Janet Martin


  1. yes , yes , yes.
    Poem appreciated!!

  2. Thank-you...seems I needed this message again:) It's easily forgotten.


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