Poem. What Do They Know

Or what do you know?

Boy! If even you had the

slightest idea

Of what would have happened

Had you done what

you “thought” you had to do.

Could you imagine

what would have happened?

We Can’t catch up to our


Can’t outwit their successors.

Can’t fight the system.

Can’t fight the feelings.

Can’t rise in the mornings.

Can’t sleep in the evenings.

Can’t get angry.

Can’t find who to get angry at.

There are so many people

on this earth

That have not as yet sat down

with themselves to ask why?

Why everything?

Say aloud your sincere answer!

What is it that they know?

That we have not as yet discovered?.

What is it they know,

That we don’t seem to be getting?

Could we not have been born

in their stead?

But that will mess up history.

And the same process

mess up her story

and my story too.

Proving nothing would have

been the same.

Life would not be this great,

but rather a terrible shame.

Bought on by the unfairness

of this perfect life.

That we have somehow

managed to turn into

our own game.

I believe that this life

seems to also be chasing

Some kind of perfection itself.

Not understanding that true

perfection must also

Incorporate that perfect


But change cannot be forever


While existing only to be conjoined

with that perfection.

This is based on what I know,

Yet still it feels like a shadow.

One that can take any shape,

and use it

Only to hide from itself.

So what do they know?

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Sky9106 5 years ago from A beautiful place on earth. Author

Give Thanks.

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Cardisa 5 years ago from Jamaica

Sky, you can email me with your question. No problem!

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Sky9106 5 years ago from A beautiful place on earth. Author

Thanks so much Cardisa.

I am pushed to say the great Samuda because I can already see the lights.

Glad you gave a philosophical grade for that poem , because I did take take the words from a deep place .

It was an associate of mine who had a negative responses to just about everything , so my answer was this poem.

Thank you Cardisa Blessings .ps.

Got a question for you. Remember one of your hubs said to ask, but I am asking to ask you.

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Sky9106 5 years ago from A beautiful place on earth. Author

Thanks lyns , know how much you love your poetry. So any of those I write make you smile , give thanks . I had a much deeper passion for poetry when I was younger , but found myself hiding the words, imitating guys like Shakespeare. Love H.W. Longfellow.

My desire was always to be straight up honest.

Happy you like .


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Cardisa 5 years ago from Jamaica

A very philosophical piece of poetry, deep!

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lyns 5 years ago from USA

Very interesting, why, yes we ask but do we really get the real answer? love it thanks for sharing, voted up, interesting.. thanks for sharing. Have a good one

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Sky9106 5 years ago from A beautiful place on earth. Author

Seem like it was planned,I was gone for some time also, just came back now . Hope all is well.

This poem I had in my old collection written a few years ago, it is about a negative person, who was constantly complaining.

Some do and some live to complaint about what others do. So I asked the person, what if they had to give answers, instead of what they are doing? I told the person , maybe those people know something.

That's how, what do they know?

Blessings ..

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always exploring 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

I've been gone all day so just saw your post. For me, it seems change occurs almost daily, something new to ponder about, but truth never changes. I'm not sure that i understood your writing axactly, I never chase perfection, because none is perfect, but i strive to do and be the best i can as i know you do too. Thank you again...Cheers

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Sky9106 5 years ago from A beautiful place on earth. Author

Good day to you also . Do you mean "Lamentations?" I actually love the book of Ecclesiastes and proverbs well to put it straight I love the power that is the Bible. Took my own wild way and went to look up mangrove? It came up as the snapper, the rest is history. Don't forget as soon as you re catch the one that got away.

See that you have a nice hub about some tribal people , will read soon already sold on the pics.

Give Thanks WD Curry 111 and thanks for the early read.

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WD Curry 111 5 years ago from Space Coast

You've been busy. This reminds me of the book of Ecclesiastes in the Bible. Pondering . . . not just rushing with the lemmings.

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