A Man Who Thought he Knew So Much

Twenty years ago this day
I don\’t remember life before
A man who thought he knew so much
Pushed off from the lonely shore

To enter life no longer lone
And leave the singular behind
A man who thought he knew so much
Embarked a future now combined

Yet journeys take peculiar turns
And distances grow longer
A man who thought he knew so much
Learned he was not the stronger

Gusting of the winter gale
Surging of the stormy tide
A man who thought he knew so much
Began to lose unfounded pride

So difficult to navigate
So treacherous the trek
A man who thought he knew so much
Was bracing for a wreck

But through the drenching of the rain
The ship it kept aright
A man who thought he knew so much
Began to see a light

Though buffeted by wind and wave
The course was true and straight
A man who thought he knew so much
He turned and saw his mate

Despite the overwhelming toll
The errant path had taken
A man who thought he knew so much
Saw she was never shaken

So now beyond this marked day
Through rough or peaceful weather
He doesn\’t have to know so much
Just hold the course together

A thankful man who knew too much
Now humbled by his fortune
Recounts to all who read this verse
The bounty of his portion.

5 thoughts on “A Man Who Thought he Knew So Much”

  1. Happy Anniversary Dr Rob and Mrs Dr Rob, Hope you have many many more!!!

  2. Happy anniversary to a very special couple–& by the way-your poetry is beautiful!

  3. Well done! Happy Anniversary! I used to know everything too………and it's much better knowing you don't really know much………..I look forward to being downright embicilic (what freedom)! 🙂

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