Rate this poem:(0.00 / 0 votes)

Dumb Minds Smart Minds



Dumb minds are destructive, they tear down and berate.
Smart minds are constructive, they build up and create.
Dumb minds are detractive, they rebuff and disgrace.
Smart minds are attractive, they invite and embrace.
Dumb minds are diffusive, they scatter and incise.
Smart minds are allusive, they imply and surmise.
Dumb minds are obstructive, they defeat and discharge.
Smart minds are instructive, they inform and enlarge.
Dumb minds are intrusive, they assault and invade.
Smart minds are exclusive, they advance and upgrade.
Dumb minds are reactive, they defer and comply.
Smart minds are proactive, they engage and apply.
Dumb minds are reductive, they weaken and decrease.
Smart minds are productive, they expand and release.
Dumb minds are preclusive, they detach and retract.
Smart minds are inclusive, they select and abstract.
Dumb minds are abusive, they annoy and requite.
Smart minds are effusive, they refresh and excite.
Dumb minds are inactive, they idle and stagnate.
Smart minds are impactive, they affect and pulsate.
Font size:
 

Submitted on February 05, 2010

48 sec read
0 Views

Discuss this Wallace Dean LaBenne poem with the community:

0 Comments

    Translation

    Find a translation for this poem in other languages:

    Select another language:

    • - Select -
    • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
    • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
    • Español (Spanish)
    • Esperanto (Esperanto)
    • 日本語 (Japanese)
    • Português (Portuguese)
    • Deutsch (German)
    • العربية (Arabic)
    • Français (French)
    • Русский (Russian)
    • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
    • 한국어 (Korean)
    • עברית (Hebrew)
    • Gaeilge (Irish)
    • Українська (Ukrainian)
    • اردو (Urdu)
    • Magyar (Hungarian)
    • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
    • Indonesia (Indonesian)
    • Italiano (Italian)
    • தமிழ் (Tamil)
    • Türkçe (Turkish)
    • తెలుగు (Telugu)
    • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
    • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
    • Čeština (Czech)
    • Polski (Polish)
    • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
    • Românește (Romanian)
    • Nederlands (Dutch)
    • Ελληνικά (Greek)
    • Latinum (Latin)
    • Svenska (Swedish)
    • Dansk (Danish)
    • Suomi (Finnish)
    • فارسی (Persian)
    • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
    • հայերեն (Armenian)
    • Norsk (Norwegian)
    • English (English)

    Citation

    Use the citation below to add this poem to your bibliography:

    Style:MLAChicagoAPA

    "Dumb Minds Smart Minds" Poetry.com. STANDS4 LLC, 2022. Web. 23 Jan. 2022. <https://www.poetry.com/poem/70071/dumb-minds-smart-minds>.

    Become a member!

    Join our community of poets and poetry lovers to share your work and offer feedback and encouragement to writers all over the world!

    January 2022

    Poetry Contest

    Enter our monthly contest for the chance to win cash prizes and gain recognition for your talent.
    8
    days
    23
    hours
    28
    minutes
    85 entries submitted — 65 remaining

    Browse Poetry.com

    Quiz

    Are you a poetry master?

    »
    Which of the following was the last to evolve?
    • A. Dithyramb
    • B. Epic poetry
    • C. Tragedy
    • D. Invective