Louis Gibbs



Consider the folly of a man in his twenties

Who believes he has wisdom well beyond his years,

Who doesn't yet understand that

Some things are simply impossible to do ...

So he does them.


  • Author: Louis Gibbs (Offline Offline)
  • Published: June 9th, 2017 10:44
  • Comment from author about the poem: A tribute to the 'folly' of our younger years.
  • Category: Reflection
  • Views: 36


  • swingline

    The best way to get someone to do something is to tell them that can't .

  • Louis Gibbs

    Thank you swingline, outback, and diamond for these kind comments.

  • Augustus

    So true.

  • Heather T

    Ah, youth! Much enjoyed.

  • Michael Edwards

    I certainly did things then which I can't do now. Great piece.

    • Michael Edwards

      They asked if he’d done
      Things that could be done
      And yes he had done
      And they said can you do
      Things that cannot be done
      And he said he would do
      And he did and he failed.

    • Louis Gibbs

      Thank you all for your valued comments!

    • Goldfinch60

      When the impossible is done it becomes part of life's experience and without experience we would not progress. Good write.

    • calbreezy

      wise words, as a 20 year old man, this hits quite deep.

    • Louis Gibbs

      My gratitude for these kind words, everyone. Thanks for your comments.

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