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I walked along one day and wondered why

Updated on June 12, 2017

I Wonder Why

As a writer, I relish those quiet moments when I can think about the things that are, things that could be and the things beyond my understanding. I see a lot of people sitting or leaning against something, their eyes unfocused, a smile on their face as they let their minds wander. And I can't help but wonder about them.

I wonder what they are thinking about. I wonder what their background is and if that affects their daydreaming. I wonder if they were a football player in high school that was never quite good enough to move into the pro's. I wonder if they had been a figure skater as a young slim girl in a pretty dress of sparkles and lace. I wonder if they had a split family and are wondering what it would have been like if their parents had stayed married. With all that wondering going on, I wondered if I would be able to see their point of view if I wrote about something in their past.

Wondering Why


I Wondered

Why the ocean is so blue?

Why the ocean is so big?

Why the ocean is so salty?


The Big Blue Salty Ocean


I Wondered

Why the birds can fly but I can't?

Why the clouds make such pretty pictures?

Why the trees seem to touch the sky in the distance?


The Clouds And Trees


I Wondered

Why people seem to look at differences, not similarities?

Why cats purr and dogs wag their whole bodies?

Why thunderstorms frighten so many people?




I Wondered

Why children like to play?

Why dogs and cats like to play?

Why adults like to play?


Cats Like To Play


I Wondered

Why some places get snow and others do not?

Why some places are always warm and some are never warm?

Why some places are in-between?


Some Get Snow


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I Wondered

Why ducks and geese can swim and fly?

Why animals shed so much (especially in the house)?

Why medical things have such strange names?


Baby Ducks from Mystic, Connecticut
Baby Ducks from Mystic, Connecticut | Source

I Wondered

Why life is so similar in so many different places?

Why life is so different in so many similar places?

Why a baby of any species is so darn cute?


Babies Are So Cute


I Wonder

Why wars begin taking so many lives?

Why Daylight Savings Time happens once a year?

Why TV's are all now flat screens (and as big as a whole wall)?


Why Do Wars Start


And I Wondered

Why animals can work together, but people can’t?

Why some people see only what they want to see?

Why everyone can’t just smile and get along?


A New England Fall-Why Do The Leaves Change Color


But Then I Wonder

I don't have the answers to my questions, perhaps some of you have one. Not a scientific explanation though, a real one that will answer my wondering questions.

But then I wonder about the coloring of the sky, the coloring of the grass, the leaves that turn so bright in the fall, the pine trees that smell so fresh when you walk by them, the bread that is incredible when it is warm and who invented the wheel (and why). I wonder who called the snow snow. I wonder who said a boat was that funny thing that could float. I wonder why birds poop in the air (watch out for falling poop). I wonder why some people like the holidays and why some don't. I wonder......Oh no, not again. I need to stop wondering and end this--but then curious minds wonder.

Whether you are young, old, or in-between, don't ever stopped wondering!

© 2013 Cheryl Simonds

What have you wondered about?

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      Cheryl Simonds 4 years ago from Connecticut

      Happy Thanksgiving, kj. On Wonder Woman existing, maybe, but what Cat Woman (my kitties love her)?

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      kjforce 4 years ago from Florida

      cherylone...Loved your write...very creative...and " wonderous"

      I live in your world of wondering....and proud to say after this write...." Hello WONDERWOMAN ".....( she does exist ! )

      Have a Happy Thanksgiving...

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      Cheryl Simonds 4 years ago from Connecticut

      kidscrafts, I am glad you liked my pictures, they came from my own library. And I am glad you like the poem. I wonder what would happen if we all stopped wondering... :)

      FlourishAnyway, funny story about your cat, they do seem to keep us entertained, don't they? I am glad you liked the poem and I am glad you decided to share your own experience.

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      FlourishAnyway 4 years ago from USA

      You have childlike wonder, a good thing. We often just take our magical world for granted. I like your photos, especially the one of your kitties playing. Often I wonder what it's like to be my kitty, BayBay, who is deaf and has cataracts (although he is only 4). He seems so happy, even with his limitations. Recently he discovered the wonder of play with a stringed toy, and he has been keeping me so busy, obsessively busy with that toy.

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      kidscrafts 4 years ago from Ottawa, Canada

      Great poem! Nicely done! And yes, I wonder why to a lot of those things and more :-)

      Have a great day!

      Thanks for sharing your pictures!