Why is 'Why' So Hard to Answer?

May 14, 2014
By Liv.Harris ELITE, Dardenne Prairie, Missouri
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 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. 25 2014 at 9:55 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

Thanks for the feedback! XD

on May. 25 2014 at 8:50 am
Luv4Ever SILVER, Jacksonville, Florida
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Favorite Quote:
A miracle is just another name for hard work
-Minho in "To The Beautiful You"

luv luv luv it! but ur rythm is slightly off because of the number of syllables so just try to take out unnecessary words where u can <3

on May. 24 2014 at 10:36 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 @Chay! XD

on May. 24 2014 at 10:33 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. 24 2014 at 10:33 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! I was just wondering where you thought it was forced so I can improve. Thank you! XD

on May. 22 2014 at 4:41 pm
ImmortalRose GOLD, Arvada, Colorado
17 articles 1 photo 168 comments

Favorite Quote:
Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding.
Khalil Gibran

this is pretty incredible but seems slightly... forced. However I still like it a lot.

JRaye PLATINUM said...
on May. 22 2014 at 4:33 pm
JRaye PLATINUM, Dorr, Michigan
43 articles 10 photos 527 comments

Favorite Quote:
"If you build your house far enough away from Trouble, then Trouble will never find you."

"Have you ever looked fear in the face and said, 'I just don't care.'?"

Really great! I've been feeling like this a lot lately. It's got such an innocent voice to it, it flowed great - I love it! :)

on May. 22 2014 at 4:10 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 appreciate the feedback! CX

on May. 22 2014 at 4:10 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 for the comment! CX

on May. 22 2014 at 7:24 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

Thanks! CX

on May. 21 2014 at 6:16 pm
Stronger_than BRONZE, East Hartford, Connecticut
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Favorite Quote:
You don't know how strong you are, Until the only choice you have is to be strong.
God gave his toughest battles to his strongest soldiers.

I honestly love it :D

on May. 21 2014 at 6:04 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 @Nella

on May. 21 2014 at 6:02 pm
Nella.Girl97 BRONZE, Ashland, Wisconsin
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Favorite Quote:
"Keep on dreaming even if it breaks your heart."

Very well written! I like the topic and way it is displayed! And I love how u wrote about hte question everyone asks about everything...why?

on May. 21 2014 at 6:02 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 @Devan! CX

on May. 21 2014 at 6:01 pm
devanshshah0210 BRONZE, Wood Ridge, New Jersey
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The poem is really nice and it is on a philosophical aspect so yeah it's good and rhyming

on May. 19 2014 at 3:51 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 Shade! XD  

on May. 18 2014 at 10:58 pm
Shade3043 DIAMOND, Shade3043 Did This, In Case Of Anonymous, Other
87 articles 0 photos 168 comments

Favorite Quote:
When I was a boy, I would always hear scary things in the news and my mother would say to me, "Always look for the helpers. Everywhere you look you will always find people helping." - Fred Rogers

I like it. A few lines that I've seen in many poems that are overused, heck, even I use them. Lines like "See the light" and "sun didn't shine" are used a BUNCH in poetry. I even use them, but use them a bit less in your poetry. Just a tip. A bit predictable in the end rhyming...... but nothing else is glaringly wrong. I like it. I feel like the imagery was fantastic. Good job. 4/5

on May. 18 2014 at 3:06 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 for the input, I really appreciate it1 XD

.king. SILVER said...
on May. 18 2014 at 3:05 pm
.king. SILVER, Yeux Bien Tres Bien, Other
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You're wlelcome! =D

Hanban12 ELITE said...
on May. 18 2014 at 3:04 pm
Hanban12 ELITE, Lake Worth, Florida
133 articles 7 photos 633 comments

Favorite Quote:
"If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put foundations under them."
Henry David Thoreau

"I fell in love the way you fall asleep; slowly, and then all at once."
John Green

A wonderful poem... I like how you include all members of a family, it really shows how many people don't know the answer to the question "why?" Great job, You have amazing talent :)


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