WHY!

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    I've been asking this question for years, finally got around to putting it into a poem.

    WHY!

    Still alone and I don't know why,
    I've stopped seeking answers to come from on high.
    I want to move on but no matter how I try,
    I end each day asking the question, why?

    On a dock by the lake, o'er head the blue sky,
    unlike the geese away I'll never fly.
    Only wanting to say my final goodbye,
    yet I carry on, and just don't know why.

    So beaten and torn I can no longer cry,
    each new failure met with a familiar sigh.
    "This too shall pass," is a horrific lie,
    yet still I go on, someone please tell me why?

    Some tell me the end of the world draweth nigh,
    through waves of regret must the ship of life pligh.
    Fate pulls us through with a grin that is sly,
    marooning us on the shore, still asking why?

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    Poetry is not the expression of personality but an escape from personality.

    T. S. Eliot (1888-1965) American-English poet and playwright.

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