Where lieth the true essence of wisdom.
Does it just accompany the chronology of age
Simply because the years turn into decades of life.
Is it found through one existence defining experience
Or amid the multitude of challenges encountered during
The phases shaping the course of our fragile mortality.
Is it manifest in considered circumspection, probably
Applied in varying degrees to ensuing circumstance and events.
Is it the unique province of a few who then impart it wisely
As revered sages to the expectant seeking its solemn direction.
Or is it a derivative of the collective thoughts, then spoken, or woven
Into bound volumes of scholarly accounts for the edification of many.
Could it be, that it is encountered in the calm solitude of the walk
Through the parks and gardens of contemplation, or arises from
Deep within the routine of the communing with the supreme being.
Possibly, it may reveal itself in one of or a combination of these.
Yet, the one who finds wisdom should guard it utmost jealously
For in its midst, is contained the invaluable compass to navigate life.
Thus, irrespective of where its imprints are encountered,
When indeed in its time, it attends to your discernment
And commands by its very stature one’s rapt attention
Court it fully, and abide wholeheartedly by its doctrines.
With astuteness, hold firm to its priceless undeniable virtues
To guide your judgement, utterances and all undertakings.
That its essence, may steadfastly illuminate your course
With its sagacious attributes to your enduring benefit.