#idonotknow

I DO NOT KNOW

I do not know why as time goes by… the older that I grow

I keep adding more and more to the list of things I do not know.

 

I do not know why the weakest of us are not cared for by the strong

I do not know if we are all one…why we all can’t get along

 

I do not know why there are wars…why there is poverty famine and strife

I do not know why one person would ever take another person’s life.

 

I do not know why there is hate and bigotry…why some people cheat and lie

I do not know why little children and babies have to die.

 

But the list of what I do not know is not limited to the wicked, the sad and vile 

I do not know why a baby’s laughter always makes me smile.

 

I do not know why in the evening the sun will set and in the morning it will rise

I do not know why tears of joy and sorrow flow from the same spot in our eyes

 

I do not know why there is so much beauty in the sky, the sea…the land

I do not know why it feels so good to hold another person’s hand.

 

I do not know how to explain love…what causes the heart to free it

I do not know where it comes from…but I know it when I see it.

 

I do not know why we make wishes on the moon or upon a falling star…

I do not know what makes you beautiful…I only know you are.

 

Hopefully one day I’ll understand before my time is through…

why a life that’s filled with so much joy…has it’s share of sadness too

 

In the meantime I will search for the joy

as I adventure to…and fro…

in the unexplained 

In the undiscovered

 

in all the things I do not know.


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