“Never leave a poem untitled” – Poetry Professor

Why

That’s the question

Why is the human mind so prone

to finding all that’s wrong

Why does the human heart bind itself

to all that is unattainable

Why

as the years grow in number

does sadness become so familiar

and happiness so remote

Why do young people

think they’ll be young forever

Stellar test scores

but an inability to see that all we chase

in this superficial world

is absolutely meaningless

If not for a good character

Why

do people fail

to put a cap on the luxury

to put an end to remedies for eternity

Why can’t people face

that life is precious

Significant

Significant in all the ways that are missed

Ignored and

Forgotten

1 Comment

  1. Haha at the title! You achieved two thing there – a poem that is named/not-named. I was just thinking about why humans are so prone to find the fault in things. I often encounter this personal line of thinking when people ask how I am or how something was. In the moment of negotiating whether “Alhamdulillah” is the appropriate response, I just realized my hesitation is not that I have nothing to be thankful for, but my default response to find fault. Like that ice cream I really wanted yesterday? It wasn’t that great. I kept on thinking that I should have ordered another flavor. But now, I’m thinking had I not tried it, I would have wondered… and now I know. The fact that I am still thinking about the ice cream I ate last night, well, I don’t know what to say about that! 🙂

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