A Poem by KWP

... a downside to enlightenment?


‘Did you hear the one about ….’

Yes, I did, I’ve heard it.

‘But I didn't even tell  you what it was?’ 

My feet are weary 

I’ve walked all the paths

and many paths there be.

My ears have listened to

every song and beat

dancing through eternity.

I’ve waded and rolled,

I’ve come undone, 

only to be woven anew. 

I’ve seen it all, 

my all telling mind

enlightened - I know what’s true.

The joke you tell, 

has already been told, 

I’ve heard it many times before. 

Forgive my lack of 

humour my friend, 

but I have no unopened doors.

Treat me instead 

with the original,

something not having come before.

Go now, in search, 

of an original mirth, 

allow me to giggle once more.

© 2017 KWP

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Haha I like this poem. I came across it while looking for something original.
I like the way you presented your impatience with the things that lack originality, like a joke you’ve heard a million times. I’ve not seen this idea expressed this way so it seems original.

Posted 9 Months Ago

Knock, knock. I just bet you haven't heard this one before. Okay, just told it to a three year old kid.
Not again he said. Your poem is spot on.

Posted 10 Months Ago

There is always tomorrow of course; what lies in store other than the routine and expected. It's what makes me want to open my eyes and go in search; I mean, you never know do you. :))

Very much enjoyed this.


Posted 11 Months Ago

This inspired me deeply. Great Read!

Posted 11 Months Ago

well i guess as you go through life you have heard it all, nice write mam

Posted 11 Months Ago


11 Months Ago

i think you are right - cheers you X

11 Months Ago

you`re welcome
ok ...did you hear the one about when I entered a cooking contest? :))))) just kidding ..i never did ...
yes! what does one do sitting in repose of no mind? how can one participate ...feel ...be human ...i guess that's why there is a limit to staying there eh!? inspiring poem Elizabeth ...sends me into deeper thoughts .... love and peace girl

Posted 11 Months Ago


11 Months Ago

love and peace to you babe - pass the doobie X
Einstein Noodle

11 Months Ago

glad to best of the best..just don't Bogart that joint!
So carefully but casually laid, E - But does that condemn the lack of something new by locking, blocking and barring every doorl How does one make discoveries without leaving air for a breath of,, Apart from that, MIME - magical mime, meets everyone's criteria - it doesnt have an action for - 'Guess'

You give birth to the most extraordinary thought processes that defy your own poem.. sez evil me! x

(sorry, edited my typos)

Posted 11 Months Ago


11 Months Ago

you give the most wonderful compliments that can only serve as to get one to keep on writing :D than.. read more

11 Months Ago

Tis frost decked rainbows this morning and very beautiful! Tired or not, you'd write specials with.. read more
I'm kind of convinced that originality really is an endangered species. Most people just fake it, even if they aren't aware of it on any conscious kind of level. To include me 99.999% of the time. Cryptomnesia is one term for it, it's a very interesting phenomena. . .

Posted 11 Months Ago


11 Months Ago

I'm very much convinced as well ... there was only ever one original, before replication started tak.. read more
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"My ears have listened to
every song and beat
dancing through eternity."

Great lines here. Great piece.

Posted 11 Months Ago


11 Months Ago

Cheers my friend X
This kinds reminds me of the music business in a way. At the same time, I can see a man who thinks he's heard it all but didn't have the skill or suggestions at hand to look into deeper recesses.

If I think about it more, I can probably come up with another interpretation but why bother. :)

Nicely done.

Posted 11 Months Ago


11 Months Ago

sure why bother :D funny! thanks for your thoughts X

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Added on November 3, 2017
Last Updated on November 3, 2017



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