Thursday, December 5, 2013

A Burning Question

                                                                                        Attribution: Bijay Acharya
Image: In Search of Brilliance
Source: Wikimedia Commons (here)

Trying to be smart is not easy
Many have tried and have succeeded
But those who failed are just as many
So how to emulate and get to be feted?

Burning question tickles the mind
Are there easy answers through shortcuts?
Reflect a moment is a good sign
Or sadly one ends in a rut

(55 words)

Written for Sam' hosting at d'Verse Forms for All:  55 shades of grey

106 comments:

  1. yeah take a little time, but have to avoid the rut, sometimes on needs a good kick in the butt

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  2. dont let the sound of your own wheels make you crazy

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  3. i have found the easy answers are not the ones i want...
    and i think in that you can find the best smarts...

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  4. There can never be shortcuts .... dig harder, and the answers will come up on the surface :-)

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  5. the true way is found with focus and endurance...I think the 'flash of genius' is an oxymoron.

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  6. honestly... for the real important things in life i don't think that there are shortcuts... good things take time... and it's worth taking it..

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  7. Hard work and don't count on shortcuts - and few succeed the fist time. sigh.

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  8. shortcuts lead to ruts - take the long way home... ~

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  9. Zigzagging through the crisscrossing streets might lead one to the actual answer of life. Wise and well-penned. :-)
    -HA

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  10. hardwork and dedication can do it all

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  12. That is a good write. Liked it. In a rut myself, waiting for the open road....

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  13. Being smart is a pain at times: because it makes things easy (at least initially) and then you start to avoid hard work. I see this in my kids. A poem to ponder!

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  14. Some things take a lot of work and effort to be achieved ~ Short cuts may end up in rut ~

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  15. Some things take a lot of effort and time ~ Short cuts may end up in rut ~

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  16. At least I have not been able to discover shortcuts. If they are out there, they have eluded me. Slow but sure is the way to achieve what one wishes to achieve.

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  17. Even smart kids have to work hard at one point. I think there is no way to avoid it.

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  18. Inovation is 1% inspiration and 99% transpiration ;-)

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  19. well experience is what makes us wiser :D so try and try again.

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  20. Being yourself flashes to me through this poem. Trying to have the same take as everyone else is a waste.

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  21. I saw your comment on Comfort Spiral and you standing in front of the Eiffel Tower in my home town, so I came for a visit. You do ask a difficult question.
    I saw your profile but you did not say where you lived – do you live in France? I miss my country and now that my mother is no longer there I don’t fly there twice a year like I did, so it is not easy – I get homesick and I like to speak to people who are still over there.

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  22. I regret the short cuts I took while I was in school and have been making up for them ever since! Every day we live with a healthy mind we should be grateful for it and use it to learn something new, even just a little thing. Very thought-provoking, Hank.

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  23. What a wonderfully quirky poem, with a deep thought about vanity versus true genius.

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  24. Interesting that you challenged yourself more by casting this as rhymed quatrains - I can't help but think of how much work that was. Well done!

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  25. Something to make you think. Personally I think everyone can achieve, but reflection is a huge part of that.

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