Drowning Knowledge


Look, what do you see?

Read, what does it mean?

Understand, you learn gradually

Open up; don’t judge a book by its cover


I wanna flood my mind with knowledge

So I can learn to know myself

It’s flowing with understanding

It’s like I’m opening all the books on the shelf

I’m doing more than learning, I’m mastering myself


But is the drowning feeling knowledge

Or have the rivers burst their banks?

Am I simply an island?

Surrounded with ocean & killer sharks (man eating sharks)?


I see myself at the top of the land

On the mountain peak

Surrounded with ocean

Clinging on to a flag

I wonder what will be the solution

I cling with fear, I cling with despair

When will the flooding cease?

Where I can walk freely, breath nice & slow

Just feel at ease

I can’t swim so I wouldn’t get far

I need assistance from a machine

I lost the key to my car


Why can’t my life roll smoothly?

Tired of the speed bumps round every corner

Hit a ditch, or fix the damn machine

It’s costing me like every hour

Learnt that achieving brings forth a great feeling

Feel great, high with no bud, I wanna get higher

Love it when I learn, I achieve

Getting closer to my desire

I wanna learn, I wanna achieve

My dream is getting clearer


No more procrastinating

Time to make shit happen

Devise a plan, no more deviating

Achieve that plan

Make millions of fans

  • Author: CJ Tones (Pseudonym) (Offline Offline)
  • Published: June 21st, 2011 01:10
  • Comment from author about the poem: This was written at a stage of my life when I wanted to know myself& others better; master myself & others. So I learnt a lot of information & facts, read a lot of books, wikipedia etc. The more I found out about the kind of world we live in, the more it felt like I was drowning in knowledge.
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  • Emi

    Wow I really like this... It's a really neat idea. 🙂

    • Nexuscjt

      Thanks. Appreciated.

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