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The Thirst That Can Never Be Quenched - Seeking Knowledge

Poetry is the food of the soul. It's my greatest contribution to the world and an area I can always grow.


Circumnavigating the known truths of existence

Taking the paths of more resistance instead

Of those easy ones, of least

Questing for knowledge is a challenge

The journey itself an engagement,

One that sweetens later discovery

Reach inside to find your courage

Boldly and without hesitation

To begin requires but a single step forward

Propelling you evermore

Into the future while anchored in the past

An immersion into the truths yet undiscovered

With considerations of the past

Carefully interwoven into the thread

Accepting that settled means almost nothing

In our miniscule splinter of universal cognition

Familiarity with accepted normal

A security wrapping for the masses

Structurally accepting rather than deconstructing

Questioning those who question

Instead of speculating on the potential

And chasing the tail of discovery

When all seems simplified and justified

Question the rationale and motivations

Examine the interpretations

When every barren paths’ been trampled

No stone left unearthed

Questions questioned

Answers answered and answered again

Pause and then ask another

For the thirst for knowledge

Cannot easily be quenched


Suzie from Carson City on May 28, 2017:

We are lifelong students in a Universe of endless knowledge, growing curiosities and testing at every turn. We search and question & dig for truths while absorbing wisdom from every source......always hungry for more. Each moment of every day brings new awareness and renews our journey of exploration.

Wonderful poetry, RJ!!

Gypsy Rose Lee from Daytona Beach, Florida on May 27, 2017:

I believe we are always seeking more knowledge, more answers and always on a quest for one thing or another. Enjoyed this poem.

Ralph Schwartz (author) from Idaho Falls, Idaho on May 26, 2017:

I'm pleased with the early response to this piece. It struck me as an odd notion that many citizens of planet earth are so quick to accept things without doing any of their own research. I hope we can return to an age of "enlightenment" once again where seeking discovery is deemed of pinnacle importance.

I really appreciate the feedback from everyone; Manatita, my brother, Lisa, Jodah, & DEEBANGEE - thanks !!!

John Hansen from Gondwana Land on May 26, 2017:

We never cease to learn new things throughout our life, and the thirst for that knowledge is what prompts mankind to continually better themselves. Good verse, Ralph.

DEBANGEE MANDAL from India on May 25, 2017:

Very true..No matter how much we are educated , our knowledge is only 2% of the huge ocean of knowledge. Well written.

Lisa Chronister from Florida on May 25, 2017:

I loved this! I felt like I could relate to your poem so much. Always seeking new discoveries, always straying from the heard. Great job!

manatita44 from london on May 25, 2017:

Indeed a life-long journey and one of contiuous self-transcendence....

Many quests ... many questions ... many answers and some more ...

So nice to see your poetry. Lots of promise from a seeking-Heart

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