The smartest way is always the easy way.
Hard ways are for pigs or dogs or sheep.
Even fools can take what's given away,
Yet it takes brains to take what fools would keep.
Earnings are no substitute for winnings,
As life, like rats' teeth, pierces more than grinds.
Reserve your ruses for the final innings;
One sees the landscape better from behind.
Forget the common lie that labor pays.
Tricks pay by the truckload, not the hour.
Have up your sleeve a clever scheme that plays
Each bright-eyed bush according to its flower.
Remember: This is life, not some ideal
A pumpkin head would like to think is real.
Tiny folk must use their wits for power.
Copyright by Nicholas Gordon
Audio and Video Music: Sharp Senses. By Ugonna Onyekwe.
Music free to use at YouTube.