Wisdom’s Wake Up Call

People are talking.

They say that Ignorance is bliss.

But Wisdom sees things differently…

Wisdom calls out “Wake up!”

“You’re sleeping your life away!”

Ignorance doesn’t respect Wisdom.

She taunts and jeers, “I have what I want.”

But she doesn’t understand that she stumbles around in the dark.

She laughs and mocks Wisdom

But Wisdom bows her head and prays that Ignorance’s blind eyes will see.

“Is Ignorance really bliss?” an onlooker questions.

“No, her time is short. Her paradise is just a mirage.” another observer replies.

Wisdom’s fate is better. 

She knows that her future is eternity, and her joy is everlasting.

She’s found love unfailing

Her promise is true.

Her path is straight.

Hope hasn’t abandoned her.

Peace is a close companion.

And her shackles have been removed.

Ignorance has ears, but she doesn’t hear.

She believes that she’s rich, but everything she has isn’t worth the price tag.

What she thirsts for will cost her life.

Ignorance can’t see where she’s going.  

She sleepwalks.

Wisdom calls out again, “Wake up! Tomorrow is too late!” 

But Ignorance is bliss…

Lies sooth her itching ears.

Lies may be easier to swallow. 

But they’ll leave a bitter aftertaste.

“What will it take?” Wisdom questions.

“How can Ignorance be saved?” she queeries further.

A voice softly responds “What is impossible for man is not impossible for God.”

That same soft voice reminds Wisdom that even faith the size of a mustard seed can move mountains. “Don’t lose heart dear one. I have overcome the world.” He comforts her.

Wisdom listens.

She believes. 

She holds tightly to God’s promises.

She prays for more belief.

And she chooses to trust her Lord.

“Wake up!” She calls once again.  

Tina S.W.

April 15, 2019


They Stopped Listening

“I also saw something wise happen here on earth. And it was very impressive to me. There was a small town with only a few people in it. A great king fought against it and put his armies around it. Now there was a wise man in town. He was poor, but he used his wisdom to save this town. But later on everyone forgot about him. I still think wisdom is better than strength. But these people forgot about the poor man’s wisdom. And they stopped listening to what he said.”

Ecclesiastes 9:13-15 (NCV)

“Do not forsake wisdom, and she will protect you; love her, and she will watch over you. The beginning of wisdom is this: Get wisdom.  Though it cost all you have, get understanding.

Proverbs 4:6-7

Ask and You Shall Receive

If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him.

James 1:5

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16 thoughts on “Wisdom’s Wake Up Call

  1. This is such a well thought out and insightful poem! Thank you for sharing this treasure with us. I need Wisdom every moment of every day. On my own I stumble in ignorance. I am so thankful the Lord is willing to share Wisdom with those who seek it. Blessings my friend! ❤️

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    1. Thanks so much, Bridget. Yes, we are very fortunate that the Lord doesn’t want us stumbling around in the dark. We definitely need wisdom to help us find our way safely. Blessings to you as well. ☺ ❤

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  2. Hi Tina, great words on Wisdom: love unfailing – joy everlasting – holding to God’s promises – prayers for more belief. The beauty is that we only have to ask God, for wisdom. This one is a keeper! 🌟

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  3. There is so much truth in this Tina, and it’s so beautifully written. It is an apt subject at any time, but more especially during these unusual times we are all going through. Wisdom is often left behind when it is the thing most needed.

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  4. There is so much truth in this Tina, and it’s so beautifully written. It is an apt subject at any time, but more especially during these unusual times we are all going through. Wisdom is often left behind when it is the thing most needed.

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