Know It All
Those who think they know most everything
They surely are confused
Those who think they know nothing
They usually get used
Those who think they know a little
Are usually just fine
Those who think they know it all
Seldom do, I find
When you think you can’t be taught
The world will close right up
Like a dried riverbed where no more fish can be caught
When you think you’ve solved all the mysteries of life
New ideas you tend to snub
Slowly you become lost in a fool’s paradise
Those that think they can’t be stretched
In mind and every matter
Immediately write off the far fetched
And let possibilities just scatter
Those who do not try to understand other point of views
Often find their pride stinging and their ego bruised
When you think you are the definitive guide
Then what more can you gain from living?
Perhaps a part of you has already died
So many ways in which to live life and what makes you the expert?
What a sad state of continual misgiving
Listening to others ideas won't make you any less clever!
If you no longer grow and expand
Than you are just moving through days
All that hourglass holds for you is sand
There’s nothing left by which you can feel amazed
Life is full of discoveries that far surpass our years
Come back down to Earth, there’s always more space to fill between those ears...