Krissie: This is another poem/tale thing that I wrote for my British Literature class. We had to write a moral tale that was in poem structure and rhymes. So this is what I came up with it. I hope you enjoy it. I'm very proud of it. I am curious to see how many can get the moral.
There once was a man
Well studied and scholared
He wishes to know everything he can
The knowledge books had him collared.
Once all those books were read
He sought out more to fill the stead
The journey was to be too long.
From Ancient Greece to China to Egypt
The scholared fool thought to encrypt
All the knowledge within his head
He even went so far as Rome
However, there was so much to be learned instead
Of staying, he chose to roam.
The world was a precious pearl
He wished to know and understand it all
From why the sky be blue to why hair curls.
One day, a snake, he stumbled upon.
Shackle was a devious serpent.
This vicious lizard was the king of cons.
Shackle von Shade was his full name.
"I can summon all the knowledge of the Universe,
Trust me, I give not a curse.
This deal is as good as gold
And to you it will happily be sold
Just grasp that apple there
Take a bite and do not compare
And which all knowledge you'll comprehend
And won't that just be heaven send?"
Not thinking twice,
The man took hold of the apple and had his bite
The taste was funny
But he didn't care
After all, the world was sunny.
Then back he fell
Unable to contain, it burst
There were so many lights
So many colors in all kinds of hues
It was time this ignorant fool paid his dues
He wish to know and understand all
But even in death,
He could not know it all
For it is simply impossible to accomplish such a feat
It is simply best to admit defeat
Everyone knows not something
Everyone knows something
Everyone knows not everything.