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Poem: Everything Is Meaningless!!!

05 Feb 2017 at 08:05hrs | Views
The words of a Political Leader. The words of all ancient and current Leaders of Zimbabwe. Mutota, Matope, Gatsi Rusere, Mzilikazi, Lobengula, Cecil John Rhodes, Ian Smith, Joshua Nkomo, Abel Muzorewa, Ndabaningi Sithole and soon Robert Mugabe and Tsvangirai etc.

"Meaningless! Meaningless!"
    says the Leader.
"Utterly meaningless!
    Everything is meaningless."

What do people gain from all their labors
    at which they toil under the sun?
Generations come and generations go,
    but the earth remains forever.
The sun rises and the sun sets,
    and hurries back to where it rises.
The wind blows to the south
    and turns to the north;
round and round it goes,
    ever returning on its course.
All streams flow into the sea,
    yet the sea is never full.
To the place the streams come from,
    there they return again.
All things are wearisome,
    more than one can say.
The eye never has enough of seeing,
    nor the ear its fill of hearing.
What has been will be again,
    what has been done will be done again;
Is there anything of which one can say,
    "Look! This is something new"?
It was here already, long ago;
    it was here before our time.
No one remembers the former generations,
    and even those yet to come
will not be remembered
    by those who follow them.
Wisdom Is Meaningless
I, the LEADER, one who once lead Zimbabweans.

I applied my mind to study and to explore by wisdom all that is done under the heavens. What a heavy burden God has laid on mankind! I have seen all the things that are done under the sun; all of them are meaningless, a chasing after the wind.

 What is crooked cannot be straightened!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!;

 What is lacking cannot be counted!
I said to myself, "Look, I have increased in wisdom more than anyone who has ruled over Zimbabwe before me; I have experienced much of wisdom and knowledge."
Then I applied myself to the understanding of wisdom, and also of madness and folly, but I learned that this, too, is a chasing after the wind!!!!!!!!!!!!

 For with much wisdom comes much sorrow;
    the more knowledge, the more grief.

Do not become too cynical about politics as if you are a pioneer, nothing is new under the sun.

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