Inspired Poem: Answer Key

What if life came with an answer key
organized by lessons learned
laid out in careful columns
neat and narrow
fathoms deep?
Would we weep
in ragged relief?
Would we rail
at having answers ready,
referenced, and revered?
Would we hasten to solve and complete,
then check to prove ourselves correct?
Would we peek to sneak results
without effort,
free of risk?
Let us see!
Just flip forward to the end,
and greet what wisdom there awaits.
I skim my finger down the page,
pinpoint lesson number mine,
mounting tension, ball of need.
I read:
“Answers will vary.”

2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. pam thomson
    Apr 24, 2012 @ 19:38:34

    last line sounds like what I get when I pick up mu Magic Eight Ball


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