I SEE

The poem is called 'I SEE'
As knowing is knowing and understanding is understanding
yet knowing is not understanding and the other way around
but letting go gives off quite a good sound
Do you know the question that is being answered...
What question is questioned and without an answer?

I see’th the question and I might say,
It makes me question the acts that I play,
A number or word for I could not tell you,
Man was absent until hunger befell us two,
The fruit is seen moot unless the curiosity is binding,
The reason is as reasoning as is a ruse is so blinding,
Seduced to asking a question so regal,
As society wonders what should be legal,
I asked you a question and I expect a good telling,
What is the question and what is it entailing,
A number or word that question evades me,
The answer to life has left me insanely,
I corrected the wrong and now the wrong is I,
A hypocrite I am not but why should I lie,
Life is a question and it is shrouded in uncertainty,
The answer to life has led to you question me,
So to answer your question I do not see all,
Knowing the answer is shameful and small,
So to best your game that you designed to play me,
There are yet two who can play at this game see,
The questions conclusion is oh so superfluous,
Insulted am I that it was so conspicuous,
The answer is not one as you must have seen,
The answer’s a question which is so obscene,
You ask with hopes of confusing deviation, “Which one do you choose?” with hopes of persuasion,
Yet I answer your tempts with clever evasion, “I choose what you choose yet I still hold my answer,”
Then I turn as I ask my dear friend, “What do you candor?”

So do you have an answer to the the unanswered question?
If you do feel free to put your answers in the comments section below!!!

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brilliant and deep

'Yet I answer your tempts with clever evasion, “I choose what you choose yet I still hold my answer,”'   brilliant!


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What is right?

When I was going into writing this I was thinking about writing riddles and mind-benders that cause you to look for something within something that isn't as it seems. Like something hidden within something that leads to something that is right in front of you, I think? Lol Yeah, but the answer to the riddle is... What is right?

The reason for this answer begins at the start of the poem. Even though it isn’t stated up front there is a man who is caught between two people arguing as they ask him, "What do you think?” or “Who is right?" There is a debate between two people and he does not want to disappoint or get involved for that matter, but they both have valid points and the option is left up for him to choose. The answer he considers has him question whether he is right. Hence the “Question my own acts as opposed to yours,” line. “The number or word,” analogy means that the answer, regardless of what he chooses, will always be wrong and he won’t be able to appease to the both of them despite the answer he gives them. The answer could be a number and it would not change the outcome. The fourth line talks of “Man was absent until hunger befell us two,” as he reminisces on the fact that man was absent and neared no reason for being in the start before Eve tricked Adam into eating the fruit, but in the next line he says that, “The fruit is moot unless the curiosity is binding,” stating that it would have been redundant not to eat the fruit in the first place because this flaw led to the creation of man and life’s trials that inevitably lead to the argument he finds himself in. That, even though it was wrong it was necessary and had to happen to create life and a reason for it, trials. But then he turns around and labels the argument as redundant as well because he call the reasoning of reason, meaning that to find reason within something, just like an eye for an eye in this sense, just leads to more conflict and the only person who will ever be right is yourself. Then he goes on to say, “Seduced to asking a question so regal,” meaning that the two arguing were drawn in by their own flaws as people and it is a primal instinct to argue, leading to the question of being right being so regal or popular. And the, “As society wonders what should be legal” thing was just a hint for the audience… plus it rhymed. Anyway, the next line I asked had, “Now enlighten me!” or “I expect a good telling!” Meaning that they would love to hear who he picks over the other. And the next is just accentuating or expanding on that idea of who is right? The question of number or word evades him because he doesn’t see a right answer per say. The next line after that one states that the answer to life is driving him mad and this is because there is no right answer to that and everyone is always asking why. The line after that is the “I corrected the wrong and now the wrong is I,” meaning the answer he gives will make him wrong no matter what with the two people. He is a hypocrite because he is insinuating that he won’t lie and will answer honestly between the both of them without making either of them angry but that is a lie so him saying they can trust him is being hypocritical because if he goes with any answer he will be betraying one of them and himself so he doesn’t have an honest answer making him a liar. And the reference to Adam and Eve is that, just like Adam being seduced into eating the apple, it is simply the flaw of man to do so. A person will never be appeased by someone’s true opinion because it is not their own, but more on that later. The next line has more on uncertainty and what he should choose as right and the answer to life being one not everyone can agree on like a paradox or an argument preferably this one he is having right now. Giving them the answer is redundant and makes him less of a person and his moral code is too great to betray their trust so he won’t. The game that is mentioned is the one where he is faced with an impossible predicament, like an unstoppable force meets and immovable object or a paradox. But he is intelligent and can best them at their own game even if they hadn’t intended to play him I the first place. He will instead play them with a clever ruse of answering the question with a question that happens to be the answer to the questioned question. He is befuddled and feels defeated that the answer was right in front of him the whole time. You see when you ask someone what they think, you secretly do not want to hear the truth and when you are cornered into thinking about what is right, that is brought on by your surroundings and the reality of it is when you are questioning whether something is right for you don’t ask someone else because only you know what you want and it isn’t brought on by an external force or society but who you are as a person. But this doesn’t mean that being rude defines you because like the guy in the argument he was trying to find a way to help the both of them reach a conclusion and in the final line he decides what they want is right because only they will be able to please themselves. But then he says, “Oh wait but let me ask my friend just to be sure.” This is also an answer that isn’t as clear or plainly in sight. That arguments are dealt best by seeing it from other people’s perspectives and dealing in consequences. It is about the way you go about doing it and how it works for you, as a sort of closure that you don’t want to hear but want to unknowingly confront.

The answer is, “What do you think is right?”


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