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Poetry: Questions We Often Ask

Updated on September 30, 2011

In times of uncertainty, it is perfectly normal to ask questions. How did we get here? Why do people have to die? Why do I keep falling in love with the wrong type of person? These questions are a normal part of life. They are a way for us to deal with the hardships that we encounter. There often isn't an easy answer to the questions we ask, but in time and with a little reflection the answers often reveal themselves.


What if I said that I loved you?

What if you said that you hated me too?

What if I died the very next day?

What would you think, and what would you say?

Why do hearts clash and collide?

And why do we feel what we feel inside?

Who can hear the things we speak?

Their hearts are cold and their souls are weak.

How many times have I been here before?

Why did you laugh, then walk out the door?

Why is emptiness filled with glee?

Why did we never stop to think about me?

How does the world continue turning

When the flame in our hearts has stopped burning?

How do we laugh when we should be crying?

Who holds the knife, and why are we dying?

© Brady Frost. 1997

Life is full of questions

There are times during our lives where there seems to be more questions than answers. Sometimes we feel beat down by our circumstances and we just want to know why.

It's a perfectly normal response to difficult situations, so don't feel like there must be something wrong with you. It is only when we dwell on the sorrow in our lives that we start to slip into the danger of wallowing in our own despair.

Instead of allowing the chaos of the unknown to run a muck in your life, take some time to write about how you are feeling. Get those thoughts and feelings out of your head and onto the page. Sometimes it is only through this form of escape that we can truly see the situation for what it is. 

Whether you choose to write a poem, a story, or just a regular journal entry, expressing your feelings and what's on  your mind can have a very therapeutic effect with long term benefits.


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      jiberish 8 years ago from florida

      I'm not into poetry, but this one I actually understood. Someone once suggested I talk out loud, for in hearing myself, I could find the answer. I got a pet rock I talk to, and it seems that even in his silence, I usually find the answers. Good Hub!

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      prasetio30 8 years ago from malang-indonesia

      It looks natural when someone ask the question. This is normally side of a human. I like answer all the question from my student.

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      R. Brady Frost 8 years ago from Somewhere Between a Dream and Memory

      Thank you for your comment, Appletreedeals! I enjoy reading your hubs so I am happy to see you stop by. :)

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      Appletreedeals 8 years ago from Salisbury, Maryland USA

      Good point. when dispair is contained inside, it has power. when you take it out and expose it, you have power.