Poem: Free Verse – “Knowing Why” #amwritingpoetry #GDGC


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I don’t know why there’s disease,
Why cells kill each other.
Why our immune systems turn,
Or our brains suck too much cortisol;
Too little or too much Seratonion.
I don’t know why the world’s fractured,
And all these bad things terribly matter.
I don’t know why we love, but love’s pain too.
If it’s so real, why do we sacrifice part of ourselves, to satisfy someone who loves us — for being us?
Why do men and women cheat?
It takes two or one, at least.
I don’t know why the world’s jaded,
Why children are destructive.
Why they wish each other dead —
And parents permit such hate.
Why they don’t know say,
Love your sister or your brother —
Apologize or sit in the corner.
I don’t know why we love each other, for our faults.
Why we hate each other for our…

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2 thoughts on “Poem: Free Verse – “Knowing Why” #amwritingpoetry #GDGC

  1. Jade M. Wong October 22, 2018 / 9:59 am

    It’s true, we can never know all the “whys” in life. We can only try to find meaning in the little moments and in the things we can control 🙂

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