We have to search and dig,
For jewels of hidden wisdom in words;
Bisect and sieve them with a creative mind,
The jewels are for keeps when you find!
Word within a word will caution us
These are mere examples (do not laugh),
There is a ‘lie’ in things that we ‘be lie ve’;
We must trust ‘us’ or ourselves,
Before we can learn to ‘trust’ others;
When we ‘hear’ with our ‘heart’,
Sympathy we shall impart!
When someone ‘hears’ with only ‘ears’,
He does it most reluctantly;
When we are proud and full of ‘pride’
The ‘i’ always stands out very clearly!
When we see all things ‘red’
‘Hatred’ rears in our head!
A word can be spelt from left to right,
It becomes another word from right to left;
A ‘drawer’ can be used as a ‘reward’,
A ‘dog’ can never be ‘god’!
We can use ‘tar’ to catch a ‘rat’,
But a ‘deer’ does not resemble a ‘reed’;
Take heed of this final warning:
The ‘TIP’ of our tongue is a bottomless ‘PIT’!
These and many more if we patiently dig and sieve,
The jewels of wisdom are ours to keep!