Friday Poem: If I Had Just a Little Bit of Wisdom

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If I had just a little bit of wisdom
I should walk the Great Path and fear only straying from
…… it.
Though the way is quite broad
People love shortcuts.

The court is immaculate,
While the fields are overgrown with weeds,
And the granaries are empty.
They wear silk finery,
Carry sharp swords,
Sate themselves on food and drink
having wealth in excess.
They are called thieving braggarts.

This is definitely not the way.

Lao Tzu
Tao Te Ching
Barnes & Noble Classics, 2005

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