Prose - I Don't Understand

I don’t understand
Murder for power
I don’t understand
Complaint without solution
I don’t understand
Ego without accomplishment
I don’t understand
Action without reason
I don’t understand
Judgment without experience
I don’t understand
Advancement without merit
I don’t understand
Worship without thought
I don’t understand
Belief without proof
I don’t understand
Love without kindness
I don’t understand
Want without need
I don’t understand
Talk without meaning
I don’t understand
Celebrity without talent
I don’t understand
A white lie
I don’t understand
Falsehood without challenge
I don’t understand
Might over right
I don’t understand
Beauty without soul
I don’t understand
Law from faith
I don’t understand
Victory at all costs
I don’t understand
An end by any means
I don't understand
Commerce over spirituality
I don't understand
Greed over giving
I don’t understand
Hurting a child
I don’t understand
Reward for failure
I don’t understand
Too big to fail
I don’t understand
The Virtue of Selfishness
I don’t understand
Too powerful to question
I don’t understand
Arrogance from vicarious pleasure
I don’t understand
Ambition without empathy
I don’t understand
The sale of loyalty
I don’t understand
Money over honor
I don't understand
Ignorance over education
I don't understand
Cheating
I don’t understand
Hate
I don't understand
Why the good die young
I don't understand
Do you?


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AudreyHowitt 5 years ago from California

Excellent piece and no, I don't understand either!


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BeccaWood 5 years ago from Southaven, MS

Beautiful, just beautiful. What you wrote here is what goes through my head all day, everyday. I'm glad you shared this piece. But remember, you don't always have to understand a problem to find the answer.


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The Suburban Poet 5 years ago from Austin, Texas Author

@Audrey - Thank you. Lot's of stuff to ponder out there....

@BeccaWood - Thank you. That's true what you say... sometimes the understanding is due to complexities; other times it's just the weakness of man. Maybe that is complex too... why are we so weak?


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moiragallaga 5 years ago from Lisbon, Portugal

I don't understand either and i think none of us ever will. Our world and people are so just complex and multifaceted that answers are not going to be easy to come by. This is a beautiful poem Suburban Poet.


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emichael 5 years ago from New Orleans

Powerful thoughts. I started to pick out my favorite lines, but there were too many. This is a great one.


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Kiss andTales 5 years ago

Thank for this poem! so real!


V Qisya 5 years ago

Simply beautiful! Yep, I don't understand life itself ;D


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The Suburban Poet 5 years ago from Austin, Texas Author

@moiragallaga - Don't feel bad... you're in good company. I think we are all confused and frustrated. Thank you.

@emichael - Thank you. I really appreciate comments such as this. You are too kind.

@Kiss and Tales - Thank you. I try to tell you how I feel without a filter...

@V Qisya - Thank you. Maybe I should have put that in my piece: I don't understand life itself. That would have been a powerful ending.

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