I walked along one day and wondered why

Why is the ocean blue-big-salty?
Why is the ocean blue-big-salty? | Source

I wondered

Why the ocean is so blue

Why was the ocean is so big

Why was the ocean is so salty

Why?

I wondered

Why the birds can fly but I can't

Why the clouds make such pretty pictures

Why the trees seem to touch the sky in the distance

Why?

I wondered

Why people seem to look at differences, not similarities

Why cats purr and dogs wag their whole bodies

Why thunderstorms frighten so many people

Why?

My kids, aren't they cute?  Okay so they're cats, but they act just like kids, don't they?
My kids, aren't they cute? Okay so they're cats, but they act just like kids, don't they? | Source

I wondered

Why children like to play

Why dogs and cats like to play

Why adults like to play

Why?

I wondered

Why some places get snow and others do not

Why some places are always warm and some are never warm

Why some places are in-between

Why?

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I wondered

Why ducks and geese can swim and fly

Why animals shed so much (especially in the house)

Why medical things have such strange names

Why?

Baby Ducks from Mystic, Connecticut
Baby Ducks from Mystic, Connecticut | Source

I wondered

Why life is so similar in so many different places

Why life is so different in so many similar places

Why a baby of any species is so darn cute

Why?

I wonder

Why wars begin and take so many lives

Why Daylight Savings Time happens once a year

Why TV's are all now flat screens (and as big as a whole wall)

Why?

And I wondered

Why animals can work together, but people can’t

Why some people see only what they want to see

Why everyone can’t just smile and get along

Why?

The trees have such pretty colors in the fall in come places, and the sky can be so blue.
The trees have such pretty colors in the fall in come places, and the sky can be so blue. | Source

But then I wonder

As a writer, I relish those quiet moments when I can think about the things that are, things that could be and the things beyond my understanding. I see a lot of people sitting or leaning against something, their eyes unfocused, a smile on their face as they let their minds wander. And I can't help but wonder about them.

I wonder what they are thinking about. I wonder what their background is and if that affects their daydreaming. I wonder if they were a football player in high school that was never quite good enough to move into the pro's. I wonder if they had figure skated as a young slim girl in a pretty dress of sparkles and lace. I wonder if they had a split home and are wondering what it would have been like if their parents had stayed married. With all that wondering going on and I wondered if I would be able to see their point of view if I wrote about something in their past.

Wait, was supposed to be wondering or watching? Did I put my thoughts to their expressions? Did I judge them from my own experiences? Or did I just wonder what they were wondering about? Woah, I think perhaps I have been wondering way too much. Perhaps that will be the source of another hub.......

But then I wonder about the coloring of the sky, the coloring of the grass, the leaves that turn so bright in the fall, the pine trees that smell so fresh when you walk by them, the bread that is incredible when it is warm and the who invented the wheel (and why). I wonder who called the snow snow. I wonder who said a boat was that funny thing that could float. I wonder why birds poop in the air (watch out for falling poop). I wonder why some people like the holidays and why some don't. I wonder......Oh no, not again. I need to stop wondering and end this--but then curious minds want to wonder.......

Whether you are young, old, or in-between, don't ever stopped wondering!

© 2013 Cheryl Simonds

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What have you wondered about? 5 comments

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kidscrafts 3 years ago from Ottawa, Canada

Great poem! Nicely done! And yes, I wonder why to a lot of those things and more :-)

Have a great day!

Thanks for sharing your pictures!


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FlourishAnyway 3 years ago from USA

You have childlike wonder, a good thing. We often just take our magical world for granted. I like your photos, especially the one of your kitties playing. Often I wonder what it's like to be my kitty, BayBay, who is deaf and has cataracts (although he is only 4). He seems so happy, even with his limitations. Recently he discovered the wonder of play with a stringed toy, and he has been keeping me so busy, obsessively busy with that toy.


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cherylone 3 years ago from Connecticut Author

kidscrafts, I am glad you liked my pictures, they came from my own library. And I am glad you like the poem. I wonder what would happen if we all stopped wondering... :)

FlourishAnyway, funny story about your cat, they do seem to keep us entertained, don't they? I am glad you liked the poem and I am glad you decided to share your own experience.


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kj force 3 years ago from Florida

cherylone...Loved your write...very creative...and " wonderous"

I live in your world of wondering....and proud to say after this write...." Hello WONDERWOMAN ".....( she does exist ! )

Have a Happy Thanksgiving...


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cherylone 3 years ago from Connecticut Author

Happy Thanksgiving, kj. On Wonder Woman existing, maybe, but what Cat Woman (my kitties love her)?

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