Do not be so fast to walk away

Do not be so fast to walk away
from the wisdom of the ancients
You scoff: they are hypocrites
– and they are, you are right –
but so are you,
seeking wisdom by leaving it:
Wisdom is never served on a silver platter
at just the right temperature
ready for consumption;
She is the reward
of the fight fought
always hidden
must always be sought
never looking like what you expect –
You must be relentless
if you did not fight
or suffer
then you did not receive her
that is the beginning of her nature, and
there are no exceptions
I repeat: there are no exceptions
© Meisaan Chan

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