Voices Of Why (poem)

Those voices now seem far away

The laughter of children at play

Reminder of some yesterday

Which still has the freedom to stray

Away from this world full of why


Delight is the sound of their glee

So bright was their sweet memory

Pure right was their reason to be

What might be was their destiny

Their sight held the secret to why


For they held the keys to the sky

Because was their reason to try

And they were the reason to sigh

As they kissed their worries goodbye

And danced on the edges of why


Time wonders just where did they go

Those voices that hearts used to know

Enchantment from so long ago

These reasons for its gentle flow

Soft tears hold its answer to why


One wonders if they will renew

Those voices of bright mornings’ dew

Those so many dreams that came true

Reflections of all we went through

Your kiss keeps the seasons of why

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billybuc 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

I'm not much of a poet buff but this was beautiful. I loved the cadence and the images that were brought to mind. Great job!

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christin53 4 years ago from UK

Such a beautiful poem very poignant.

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endless sea 4 years ago from Lucknow(U.P.) India

Children are really the most beautiful of all things, very beautiful poem :)

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RBJ33 4 years ago

Hey Hatter so Mad when are youi going to take all this beautiful work and publish a book of porms? You really should you know.

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shiningirisheyes 4 years ago from Upstate, New York

Bittersweet poem reminding me of my desire to run and playing, as I did so long ago.

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picklesandrufus 4 years ago from Virginia Beach, Va

Oh the joys and magic of being a child! You said it so beautifully. Vote up

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Ruchira 4 years ago from United States

beautiful poem, mhatter99.

your indepth description took me back to my days as a child.voted up and sharing it across

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Vinaya Ghimire 4 years ago from Nepal

Oh my gone childhood!

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aviannovice 4 years ago from Stillwater, OK

Days of yore, but memories forever.

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Michele Travis 4 years ago from U.S.A. Ohio

Very beautiful poem, I will never forget the days that have gone by. My memories will stay.

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Ann1Az2 4 years ago from Orange, Texas

Mhatter, what a great reflection of times past. As the song says, "what's too painful to remember, we simply choose to forget." Childhood and even memories of past relationships all come to the point where they are remembered fondly. Great poem and I love your choice of videos. Voted up and beautiful.

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Mhatter99 4 years ago from San Francisco Author

thank you all for your kind words. did you notice rhyme scheme: A,E,I,O,U, why

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anglnwu 4 years ago

Beautifully done. Love the sense of nostalgia and wishing. Thanks for sharing.

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Hubert Williams 4 years ago

Very nicely done. It stirs some memories.

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Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

Voted up and beautiful. Loved this poem which has one of my most favorite words in the English language -why.Thanks for stirring up some fond memories.

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Shubhangi Joshi 4 years ago

A very thought provoking poem. Beautiful, thank you! :)

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Vidya Mallar 4 years ago from India

Very lovely poem and yet brings pain to my heart. I remembered my child hood and those whom I left behind in the pace of life. My child hood is the greatest loss in my life.voted up...

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suzettenaples 4 years ago from Taos, NM

Memories are so beautiful ... I love Steisand and that song - the best one she ever did in my opinion. Beautiful poem - we all have those memories.

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John Sarkis 4 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

Great and profound poem! Thanks for sharing it with us.


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Deborah Brooks 4 years ago from Brownsville,TX

wow.. I LOVE THIS POEM My first love is good poetry and this is GREAT.. My hats off to you.. BRAVO..!! have you published a poetry book? You really should if you haven't ..voted up and sharing


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Mhatter99 4 years ago from San Francisco Author

limerick book due out tomorrow. thank you

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Jewels 4 years ago from Australia

Liked this. Feels like it should be put to music.

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Mhatter99 4 years ago from San Francisco Author

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