Thoughts That Fill My Day

I wonder if anyone else

Ever thinks about things

That I think about.

Does anyone else

Ponder the stars

With an intensity like mine?

I’m no genius,

But my thoughts

Are infinite and broad

I wonder about

Dark matter,

And string theory,

And multiple dimensions.

I sit, sometimes

Trying to see these

Invisible things.

I try to imagine

What forever

Really means,

I contemplate

Something bursting

From nothing,

And nothing being everything

I marvel at

My body, my brain

This intricate being

Am I an accident?

Am I structured?

Either way,

I am in awe.

I wonder if

Anyone else

Ever feels that way.

Sometimes

I look at the world

And think I am alone.

How can people

Hurt each other

Kill each other

Or just don’t care?

How can

There be

So much ignorance?

How can people

Turn their faces

From the sun

As if it is nothing.

How can

They hurt children

And invent awful things.

We have lost our way.

All I can do

Is try to make sure

My son is not like them.

He is the future.

Perhaps,

His generation

Can resurrect

This rotting world.

We must teach them.

I must

Teach him

To think.

For knowledge

Is the only weapon

That can never

Be taken away.

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billybuc 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

I would have serious concerns about you if you did not think of those things. Well done, Elizabeth, and delivered in a beautiful manner.


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bizarrett81 3 years ago from Maine Author

Thanks, Bill. Hoping all is well on the west coast...


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wayne barrett 3 years ago from Clearwater Florida

Perfect ending with the Calvin and Hobbs cel. In retrospect to all that you mentioned, we are just like Calvin...children. Voting up!


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Deborah Brooks 3 years ago from Brownsville,TX

Know;edge is so important.. I can relate to your poem.. just to sit and ponder.. awesome writing .

many blessings

Debbie


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bizarrett81 3 years ago from Maine Author

Thank you! I always thought I was a little like Calvin...


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bizarrett81 3 years ago from Maine Author

Thank you Deborah. It's comforting to know that there are others how there who like to think just because = )


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xstatic 3 years ago from Eugene, Oregon

Very interesting and well-written poetry, asking those universal questions that must come to anyone's mind who looks into the heavens at night. They certainly occur to me. Infinity is such a mystery. Existence is another. The Calvin & Hobbes is wonderful.


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bizarrett81 3 years ago from Maine Author

Thank you so much xstatic, always nice to see your comments and to know I am not alone in these thought. Like you said, existance and infinity are true mysteries but I love trying to unravel them!


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Mhatter99 3 years ago from San Francisco

Thank you for sharing your perspectives. Yes, there are others who share your vision.


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bizarrett81 3 years ago from Maine Author

Thank you MHatter, I am glad to have you read, as always, and glad to know there are others = )


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Gypsy Rose Lee 3 years ago from Riga, Latvia

Voted up and awesome. So true knowledge can never be taken away and that's why we must live and learn all of our lives.


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bizarrett81 3 years ago from Maine Author

Thank you Gypsy Rose Lee! I totally agree, I will never stop wanting to learn. I could probably go to college forever if I could afford it. I read in my psychology book just last night that learning involves change, and that whenver you learn something, you become a new you that knows something the old you didnt, and what you learn will be part of you forever. I absolutely love that thought. I love knowing I can always learn and change. Thank you again for reading!


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kaybear012 3 years ago from Chicago

Love love love this. I feel and think the same things all the time! I can totally relate. Great job putting all of these thoughts and feelings into a smooth, easy flowing poem. My mind wanders everywhere when I write but this is great and to the point, artistic, yet easy to comprehend. =]


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bizarrett81 3 years ago from Maine Author

Thank you so much Kaybear! I am the same way, I wish I had time to post ten hubs a day, because I probably could with how many things I think about. I am so glad you enjoyed it and thank you for reading!


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Ryem 3 years ago from Maryland

I love the easy flow and wisdom in this poem. It definitely got the wheels turning in my mind!


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bizarrett81 3 years ago from Maine Author

Thank you so much for reading Ryem, I am glad you enjoyed it and that I could get those wheels turning! That is always a good thing!


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epigramman 3 years ago

An epic personal poetic manifesto - and yes we must be kindred spirits because I ponder the stars nightly over my lake and whether or not the full moon will come out as well tonight. lol

You can tell by the way I write - I think too much about everything or anything - lol - it's just the way my mind is rigged - or as they say - nature of the beast.

I love your style of reading because it's easy to read yet there are so many profound , deep and soulful thoughts as well - and that's a gift as a writer - making something difficult look easy - I know, I do it all of the time - lol

Sending you warm wishes and good energy from Colin and his cats at lake erie time canada 6:20pm


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bizarrett81 3 years ago from Maine Author

Colin (and cats) it is always an honor and privelege to receive your novel length comments. I too tend to write long comments, I guess it is, as you say, the nature of the beast. I also think too much about everything and anything.

And you very much do make something difficult look easy! You pump out two or three beauties a day, leaving the rest of us in the dust!

Hoping you are warmer there then here with our fresh ten inches of snow : / I'm not happy but my son sure is.

May You and your cats have a lovely evening!


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epigramman 3 years ago

...well my friend I am very happy for your son and please tell him - it looks like Colin, Little Miss Tiffy and Mister Gabriel will be getting their ten cm. of snow coming this Tuesday.


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bizarrett81 3 years ago from Maine Author

What cute names for your cats! Wishing you warmth through the snow!


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Nellieanna 3 years ago from TEXAS

I truly relate to this. I like your ponderings and musings about meaning of it all. I think of many of those things too.

You're so right to focus on teaching your son. My theory is that what went awry was parents - especially mothers - being too absent from their children's lives and training.


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bizarrett81 3 years ago from Maine Author

Thank you for reading, Nellieanna. I was lucky to have parents who pushed reading and learning as important things. I will always teach my son the value of knowledge and critical thinking... after all, he is our future!


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Nellieanna 3 years ago from TEXAS

Oh yes! I had such parents, too - wonderful examples in so many ways, - high principles, work ethics and 100% believers in education, both formal and continuing independently throughout life.

Each new 'crop' or generation is the future! We must not stand by and let a generation drop the ball! I shudder at some of the negative influences on the current young generation. But then I see examples of such hope! Your son is surely such a one!!


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bizarrett81 3 years ago from Maine Author

He certainly fills me with hope. I only wish I could erase the bad things that ARE out there, or make it so he never knows, because ignorance truly is bliss...

But I won't mid if he's a genius ; )

And I agree about newer generations. I am always astonished at how rude and uneducated most young people seem to be.


WalktheIsles 3 years ago

This is beautifully written, I am so glad I came across it by chance. I feel I can relate to it - I too have sat and tried to comprehend 'forever', stared into the darkness trying to see the things that humans cannot perceive but that must be there. It is so important to stare up at the skies, run your hand along the bark of a tree and take time every day to marvel at this wonderful world and how incredible it is that we are here at all.

Your poem has reminded me of this so thank you, it really is beautiful!


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bizarrett81 3 years ago from Maine Author

Oh the hours I have spent trying to see the unseen are countless. My son has taught me to be in awe of the little things again.

Thank you so much for reading and your kind words. I 'm so glad you found this, by chance !

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