Poem: Do You Know?

Do You Know?

Do you look or do you see?
Are you shallow or are you deep?
Do you touch or do you feel?
Are you simple or are you complicated?
Do you listen or do you hear?
Are you an artist or a technician?
Do you wish to impress or influence?
Are you afraid or are you brave?
Do you possess or do you embrace?
Are you empty or are you full?
Do you play or are you involved?
Are you indifferent or do you care?
Do you hold back or do you let go?
Are you satisfied or are you hungry?
Do you want or do you need?
Are you cold or full of warmth?
Do you follow or do you lead?
Are you quiet or do you cry out loud?
Do you like or do you love?
Are you happy or are you sad?
Do you act or are you real?
Are you asleep or are you awake?
Do you memorize or do you create?
Are you numb or are you aware?
Do you ignore or do you learn?
Are you alive or are you dead?
Do you know?

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aware 6 years ago from West Palm Beach Florida.

I am aware .


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The Suburban Poet 6 years ago from Austin, Texas Author

Good one!


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Micky Dee 6 years ago

Too many folks are not animated. They see the world and it's really just another movie on the box. Disassociate. Procrastinate. Insulate. Obfuscate.


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heart4theword 6 years ago from hub

I used to be quiet and cry out loud inside...then burry it deep within my soul. Much has changed, and the life issues surfaced beyond my control? Used to speak feelings through art...yet now through hubpages:) Great Poem!


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The Suburban Poet 6 years ago from Austin, Texas Author

Heart4theword,

Thank you for the kind words. I hope hubpages helps fulfill you as it is fulfilling me. Let it out!


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soozeqsh 6 years ago from Boyertown, PA

Straightforward and simple. I like!


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The Suburban Poet 6 years ago from Austin, Texas Author

Thank you soozeqsh for stopping by and commenting....


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Lady Guinevere 6 years ago from West Virginia

I am hereer


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The Suburban Poet 6 years ago from Austin, Texas Author

Lady Guineve,

Then you know...


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2uesday 6 years ago from - on the web, I am 2uesday.

I must admit that at times I have been most of those, sometimes a mixture of them at the same time. Good poem, it makes you stop and think about what you are or think you are.


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The Suburban Poet 6 years ago from Austin, Texas Author

2uesday,

Same here... sometimes I swing back and forth between what I want and what I am... and what I am is not always what I want... but I tried to make it so a person could think about themselves and how they are.


ariasnote 5 years ago

I hope that I am known for one who does all those positive things in your poem. Thanks for the thought, Suburban Poet.


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The Suburban Poet 5 years ago from Austin, Texas Author

Thank you ariasnote... it's not only what you are known for but how you know yourself... It was as series of questions to force introspection into the picture...

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