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Sage Wisdom

An ancient, aging Chippewa,
Who's sage words were passed to me,
Did speak of knowledge, used for good.
With his wisdom I agree.

He said it is a sacred thing,
To use knowledge in this way,
And that is what true elders do.
His words are true, I must say.

But now that I an elder am,
Wonder if I'll stand the test,
And use what little I have learned,
Make this world come out its best.

Yes, I will try to do this thing.
Heading out, I set my jaw.
Out in the world, his words to bring,
That sagacious Chippewa.

"KNOWLEDGE IS A BEAUTIFUL THING, BUT THE USE OF KNOWLEDGE IN A GOOD WAY IS WHAT MAKES FOR WISDOM. LEARNING HOW TO USE KNOWLEDGE IN A SACRED MANNER, THAT'S WISDOM TO ME, AND TO ME, THAT'S WHAT A TRUE ELDER IS."
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Posted: Sep 2010
About this poem:
The quote was sent to me by a dear friend up in northern Idaho who is a tribal elder and healer herself. Hear the drums?

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jerseygirl49
Well my dear FAL,
I dont think adults are the example of wisdom that they once were for the younger generation.professor But...each one of us can decide to act wisely and BE that rock that the young can rely on and come to..and look up to. It is up to each on individually speaking.wine

I'm sure you have much to make this world a better place...take care my friend...JG...wave thanks rose
agoodguy2have
F.A.L. - you offer a wise reminder from the Chippewa.
"The art of being wise is the art of knowing what to overlook." - William James
rune8
Wise one!thumbs up
freeatlast64847
Thanks JG! Not sure how much wiser previous generations were, but wisdom is out there to be found for those who seek it. hug
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