Experience is a teacher of life
providing answers to the mistakes,
solutions to songs breaking hearts,
truths shattering darkness in doubts
beating confidence to shamefulness
when there’s failure to grasp subject matter
through closed eyes and a closed mind.
Experience is a good teacher
tapping a desk to wake you
from a heavy sleep, a burden,
Encouraging focus, eyes forward,
Preparing for the next test.
Robert Stanhope started creative writing during his Junior year of high school. In his twenties, he became a motorsports journalist and was published in a number of local, regional, and national trade publications. Now in his early 40s, Bob has returned to creatively writing, including embarking on his first novel, The Last Lie.