Why is 'Why' So Hard to Answer?

May 14, 2014
By Liv.Harris ELITE, Dardenne Prairie, Missouri
Liv.Harris ELITE, Dardenne Prairie, Missouri
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Favorite Quote:
"Let me glimpse inside your velvet bones." - Edgar Allan Poe


I asked my Mother why I couldn’t see the light.
She said she couldn’t answer me now, and then she said goodnight.

I asked my Father why nothing I saw was happy anymore.
He turned away slowly, and then he closed the door.

I wanted to know why the sun didn’t shine, but no one had a clue.
My Sister wondered why last night, her sky was no longer blue.
I thought for a while and told her of what I knew.
Unfortunately though, that was my question too.



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on May. 26 2014 at 9:03 am
Liv.Harris ELITE, Dardenne Prairie, Missouri
317 articles 10 photos 1155 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Let me glimpse inside your velvet bones." - Edgar Allan Poe

Just wanted to thank everyone who's commented! I really appreciate your feedback! XD

on May. 26 2014 at 8:54 am
Liv.Harris ELITE, Dardenne Prairie, Missouri
317 articles 10 photos 1155 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Let me glimpse inside your velvet bones." - Edgar Allan Poe

I appreicate it! XD

on May. 26 2014 at 8:53 am
Liv.Harris ELITE, Dardenne Prairie, Missouri
317 articles 10 photos 1155 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Let me glimpse inside your velvet bones." - Edgar Allan Poe

Thank you  @jade ! CX

on May. 26 2014 at 8:53 am
Liv.Harris ELITE, Dardenne Prairie, Missouri
317 articles 10 photos 1155 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Let me glimpse inside your velvet bones." - Edgar Allan Poe

Thank you! XD

on May. 26 2014 at 8:26 am
CNBono17 SILVER, Rural, South Carolina
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Favorite Quote:
Lego ergo sum (Latin—I read, therefore, I am)
The pen is mightier than the sword—unknown
Don't let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith, and in purity—1 Timothy 4:12

very thought-provoking. makes you wonder why, and hits home because everyone's asked that at some point. Keep it up!

on May. 25 2014 at 11:12 pm
Jade.I.Am ELITE, Fishers, Indiana
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Favorite Quote:
“If you're losing your soul and you know it, then you've still got a soul left to lose”
― Charles Bukowski

I think that this is a really great poem that a lot of people can connect to. Really balanced the whole way through with the rhyme scheme, and overall it's really thought provoking :)

on May. 25 2014 at 10:09 pm
Liv.Harris ELITE, Dardenne Prairie, Missouri
317 articles 10 photos 1155 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Let me glimpse inside your velvet bones." - Edgar Allan Poe

Thank You! XD

on May. 25 2014 at 10:08 pm
ashlynn17 SILVER, Alice, Texas
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Favorite Quote:
Keep calm and swim on.

I like this. It has a nice flow and does have a question I am sure everyone has asked once. 'Why?'

on May. 25 2014 at 9:59 pm
Liv.Harris ELITE, Dardenne Prairie, Missouri
317 articles 10 photos 1155 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Let me glimpse inside your velvet bones." - Edgar Allan Poe

Thank You! XD

on May. 25 2014 at 9:58 pm
HedaBecca SILVER, Westfield, Indiana
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Favorite Quote:
"Love is weakness. Weakness is death. The dead are gone. The living are hungry. Feed them our fears and watch as they choke." - Tumblr

I love the rhyme scheme, doesn't stand out too far to distract the reader but enough to capture us. Very thoughtful, well written c:

on May. 25 2014 at 9:57 pm
Liv.Harris ELITE, Dardenne Prairie, Missouri
317 articles 10 photos 1155 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Let me glimpse inside your velvet bones." - Edgar Allan Poe

I'm glad! XD

on May. 25 2014 at 9:56 pm
Liv.Harris ELITE, Dardenne Prairie, Missouri
317 articles 10 photos 1155 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Let me glimpse inside your velvet bones." - Edgar Allan Poe

thx! XD   

1299836 said...
on May. 25 2014 at 9:37 pm
1299836, 1299836, California
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wow this poem really made me think for a while. thought-provoking!

HudaZav SILVER said...
on May. 25 2014 at 9:35 pm
HudaZav SILVER, Toronto, Other
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Favorite Quote:
"Nothing is impossible; the word itself says 'I'm possible'!" -Audrey Hepburn

Woah that ending hit me hard. I genuinely think this poem is very beautiful, good work!

on May. 25 2014 at 3:55 pm
Liv.Harris ELITE, Dardenne Prairie, Missouri
317 articles 10 photos 1155 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Let me glimpse inside your velvet bones." - Edgar Allan Poe

Thank u! XD

on May. 25 2014 at 3:55 pm
Liv.Harris ELITE, Dardenne Prairie, Missouri
317 articles 10 photos 1155 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Let me glimpse inside your velvet bones." - Edgar Allan Poe

Thanks! CX

Psychedelik said...
on May. 25 2014 at 3:17 pm
Psychedelik, Urbandale, Iowa
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This is really good!  Though-provoking and well written!

on May. 25 2014 at 2:08 pm
i_am_lord_troldemort SILVER, Marietta, Georgia
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Favorite Quote:
“Real gangster-ass Nerdfighters don’t run from nothing… ‘cause real gangster-ass Nerdfighters can’t run fast.”
and
“Saying 'I notice you're a nerd' is like saying, 'Hey, I notice that you'd rather be intelligent than be stupid, that you'd rather be thoughtful than be vapid, that you believe that there are things that matter more than the arrest record of Lindsay Lohan. Why is that?' In fact, it seems to me that most contemporary insults are pretty lame. Even 'lame' is kind of lame. Saying 'You're lame' is like saying 'You walk with a limp.' Yeah, whatever, so does 50 Cent, and he's done all right for himself.”

Love the concept!  It's really flowy and sweet sounding.  

on May. 25 2014 at 10:39 am
Liv.Harris ELITE, Dardenne Prairie, Missouri
317 articles 10 photos 1155 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Let me glimpse inside your velvet bones." - Edgar Allan Poe

Thank u! XD

on May. 25 2014 at 10:34 am
AllSoPlayfulWhenYouDemonize BRONZE, Richmond, Virginia
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Favorite Quote:
"Our passion is our strength."
-Billie Joe Armstrong

Amazing. You're a very good writer... I loveds it.


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