Learning How Little I Knew


Proverbs 3:5-8
New Living Translation (NLT)

5 Trust in the Lord with all your heart;
do not depend on your own understanding.
6 Seek his will in all you do,
and he will show you which path to take.
7 Don’t be impressed with your own wisdom.
Instead, fear the Lord and turn away from evil.
8 Then you will have healing for your body
and strength for your bones.

In The Twinkling of an Inkling

When I was thirteen
I was sure I knew it all
You could ask me anything
From the very biggest to the extra small

Then I went to college
And my knowledge began to shrink
While I wasn’t certain why that was
It surely made me think

And when I had to go to work
My boss had just one thing to say
Keep your opinions to yourself
Or hit the old highway

Well time went on and I found a bride
And we produced a family
There’s nothing like a wife and kids
To make your brain power cease to be

Then I hit my fifties
And my body began to alter
My hair grew thin and waistline fat
While my mind was fast to falter

Now here I sit retired and old
My life passed in a twinkling
I think I have what’s called Alzheimer’s
But most days I haven’t got an inkling

But do not cry or shed a tear
Cause there’s one thing I know is true
“The more I’ve learned I didn’t know,
The more I’ve come to know of You.”

©2018 by William Pierce


When I was young and foolish I believed I had all the answers to all the questions. Now, I have all the questions and only one answer. You are that answer. Thank You for teaching me how little I knew until now.


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7 thoughts on “Learning How Little I Knew

    • In “Chariots of Fire” Eric Liddell is quoted as saying, “ I believe God made me for a purpose, but he also made me fast. And when I run I feel His pleasure”.

      I believe God made me to write silly little poems about what He’s done for me and the faith it gives me to face the dark times that we all go through in life and when they seem to almost write themselves as they often do…I feel His pleasure!

      Thank you for commenting, that brings me pleasure also.


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