Ones tries

Ones tries,

in most things

to be sophisticated

and scholarly,

to deliver the insight,

the discerning perspective.

One fails where others succeed,

and yet those who succeed

fail where others triumph,

and this generation:

diagnosed with indifference,

the symptoms of growing apathy,

appear to have forfeit where victory once was.

The pursuit outweighs the payoff,

and there is always knowledge where

ignorance and mystery are thought to roam,

always insight to crush the arrogance

of metaphorical wisdom

to humble the most highly regarded