The Way Things Are

April 11, 2011
By follow-the-neon BRONZE, Randolph, New Jersey
follow-the-neon BRONZE, Randolph, New Jersey
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I am going to try
to stop wondering
my aimless thoughts
haven't gotten me anywhere
but here.

If I stop wondering
when and where and how
maybe then
i'll figure it out
maybe then
they'll figure me out.

I will go on my way
thinking of nothing
asking no questions
only accepting
the way things are
and not trying to change them.

because if I've learned anything
it's that wondering gets you nowhere
but where you are.
it forces you to walk alone.

The author's comments:
Wrote this after watching a movie about telescopes. All the scientists who designed the telescope originally were tortured and eventually killed or arrested as a consequence of their thoughts. This is my reflection.

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This article has 4 comments.

blessed said...
on May. 8 2011 at 7:13 pm
Sarah, this is wonderful and very thought provoking.  I am a fan of yours -- have always been a fan.

twinesq said...
on May. 3 2011 at 7:44 am
WOW. Wonderful!

redgreen said...
on May. 3 2011 at 7:17 am
A great poem full of wisdom.

Gary said...
on May. 3 2011 at 7:13 am
Wow, that was such a great poem!!!!


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