Ever Want to Be a Simpleton?

I communed with mine own heart, saying, Lo, I am come to great estate, and have gotten more wisdom than all they that have been before me in Jerusalem: yea, my heart had great experience of wisdom and knowledge. And I gave my heart to know wisdom, and to know madness and folly: I perceived that this also is vexation of spirit. For in much wisdom is much grief: and he that increaseth knowledge increaseth sorrow. ~ Ecclesiastes 1:16-18 KJV

 Wisdom resembles madness and folly.
Chasing folly’s more fun, catching’s less.
He’s being vain again.
Ever want to be a simpleton?
Ever envy a dog’s life? Chasing folly.
Hiding bones.
Scratching. Sleeping.
Ever envy a dog’s life?
The faith of a little child,
simple faith,
no complications, great rewards.
Like riches, wisdom hinders the quest.
Bones stay hidden
for we’re too smart to dig
for the fun of it.

God, when you made me smart were you mad
at me? Didn’t you know I needed peace?
Let there be peace on earth. And please
count me in on it.







Rollins, Barbara B. (2011-12-29). A Time for Verse – Poetic Ponderings on Ecclesiastes (Kindle Locations 132-137).