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Lying side by side,
Staring at the dark,
Regret in the silence,
Until the query comes.
"Why what?"
"Why are we here?
Why do we have to die?
Why is there so much pain?
Why is everything so complicated?
Why is everything so difficult?
Why here, why now, why
"I don't know," comes the whispered reply,
"I don't know why we have
Mortal, physical life if
Afterwards we have Immortal
Life as spirits.
I don't know why we have
So many problems,
I don't know why He
Makes things so difficult,
I don't know why we are here."
"But What?
What are we meant
to do?
What is our ultimate goal,
our purpose?
What is the purpose of love,
if there is so much hate?
How can we comprehend,
a universe of such size, let alone
Space that goes on
for infinity?
How can we comprehend,
Matter so small there
Are millions in the tip
of a pin?
How did we come to
Believe in God?" the torrent ends,
and before the response, a pause.
"I think we are meant to each
bring as much joy as
Possible, but I
Cannot decide on the purpose of
I don't know,
I have so many questions
I cannot comprehend
an Infinite Space,
a Miniscule Particle,
Life for Eternity.
These concepts are too big,
For us, so young.
I only know to believe,
to have faith and wait
to be kind to others and
make your stay in this world
as pleasant and beneficial
as possible.
I know that God does not
discourage questions,
I know that questions
I will always have."
Contemplation attracts silence.
"God is too big a concept,
for us to understand,
Life too complicated,
To make sense of,
I do not know the truth,
I do know right and
I do not know the answers,
but I do know
the Questions.
And that is one step closer,
To getting the answers," the questioner
Silence falls again
Upon the darkness,
As two young girls,
Ponder the meaning of life,
Feeling closer
Than ever before,
Because of that night,
in the dark,

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ErumK said...
Aug. 28, 2009 at 1:12 pm
Great concept and very deep. I also liked the structure and how it was more free verse and not made to stick to a specific pattern
Blue-eyed_Hippy-chick said...
Jun. 24, 2009 at 6:40 pm
Makes me sad. Not in a bad way. Just people i had those conversations with are gone. Makes me miss them
Richa said...
Jun. 15, 2009 at 10:17 pm
That was very insightful..though a little rhyming would have added special flavor to it! a good read..
RheaD.Ravenfinger This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jun. 12, 2009 at 12:15 am
S.t.S it shows his real character when he left you. He was shallow. Very sad though because he would have been something beautifully good. I had a special moment kinda similiar with my best friend and I really enjoyed it with her. It's one of my favorite memories.
S.t.S This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jun. 8, 2009 at 4:18 am
Deep. O_O I used to talk to my best friend about these things... but fate had its funny ways and drove him, and his words, away.
KirbyLover95 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jun. 2, 2009 at 8:06 pm
This was a really great poem. I've realized that you write poems still undiscovered to others. You write about different things, better things than the rest of us. Great Job!!!!
Inkspired said...
May 31, 2009 at 11:10 pm
Yup, that's my first, second, third etc choice of job! Thanks for the comment, I'll check on your work, and I knew it could be so much better but I couldn't figure out how.
despurlock This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
May 30, 2009 at 6:31 pm
I love this poem :) it's is very unique I really really like it :) btw thanks for your comment on my poem I really appreciate I and I'm so glad that you liked it. I have just posted a handful of poems, and I hope you will check them out and let me know what you think of them. Thanks so much!
windswift This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
May 28, 2009 at 10:25 pm
i love this poem simply because it reminds me of so many nights that ive had with fellow friends. the only difference between conversations is that we would talk about things like time, the multiple universe theory,(i wrote a piece on this and it should be out soon)how the universe was started, and many things like that. well, anyways, im going to go on a writing spree pretty soon, so there will be alot more stuff that i wrote running around. all im waiting for is a way that i can always use ... (more »)
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