Slow Learners


Born with the wrong methodology
Every movement a stumble
and on we bumble,
towards goals unseen
and unwished for

Moving the goalposts,
frequently, furtively
editing our resumes
More snakes than ladders
in our game of life

Entrepreneurs, our new
21st century gurus
light the way with knowing smiles:
‘Work smart not hard’ they say
and how it smarts to never learn it

Health, wealth
your full potential
All yours through right thinking
but we are the slow ones
born under a bad sign

A sign that ever repeats:
‘Must try harder’

© Robert Lindsay, 2015

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