Don’t Assume That You Know


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As similar as things may seem, don't assume that you know.

Despite the information you've gathered, don't assume that you know.

You remember routine being a certain way,
And it doesn't seem to apply today, don't assume that you know.

You thought you knew what would be perfection
And found out that it didn't bring completion, don't assume that you know.

The rules they offered promised that you would succeed,
But you found yourself unable to proceed, don't assume that you know.

Comfort seems to promise security
Until you realize that life's full of obscurities, don't assume that you know.

You learn from the examples you've been shown
But only with experience can it be known, don't assume that you know.

You may have mastered the skill,
But things change to test your will, don't assume that you know.

The plans you set are great until you take a step forth
To discover the experience has more worth, don't assume that you know.

Now that you've become a master
Try not to expect life to go faster, don't assume that you know.

When life is feeling like a smooth sail
Be open to mishaps that feel like a fail, don't assume that you know.

After the rain stops falling
Be open to the changes calling, don't assume that you know.

After the sun has set and it becomes dark,
Be aware that something could still make a mark, don't assume that you know.

When you are trusting all that you hear,
Take time to review what you actually fear, don't assume that you know.

Despite how knowing helps us to achieve,
Astrid strongly believes that life is best when you don't assume that you know

Published by Astrid's Words

Astrid Hardjana-Large is an inspirational author who enjoys Life and adversity. She is motivated to share her inspiration from Life experiences and encourages readers to persevere on the journey of Life.

2 thoughts on “Don’t Assume That You Know

  1. “don’t assume that you know” – I love the repetition, how you cover some brilliant ground of instances in your poetry. Life is lived raw and alive in the moment, assuming nothing, holding everything transiently, skilfully.

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