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I Wonder Why

Updated on December 19, 2017
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Nithya Venkat enjoys writing about nature and different aspects of life in the form of poetic verses.

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The Pain

Rolling down

Gushing forth




Without relent

Stabbing pain

Again and again

It really hurts

To know

You will never

See loved ones

Never again

The pain

I wonder why


Do things happen

The way it does

It never is fair

The way life turns out

Hatred and violence

Hurt and pain

Loss of precious lives

Again and again

I am told

That God is there

To guard and protect

To love and care


I wonder

Where is God

I wonder


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      Nithya Venkat 4 years ago from Dubai

      shampa sadhya thank you, I wonder when we will get answers.

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      Shampa Sadhya 4 years ago from NEW DELHI, INDIA

      Nithya, Usually I too wonder about where is He. This question terribly disturbs me when I see sufferings all around and the wrongdoers are not punished rather enjoys a powerful and comfortable life. Voted up and awesome!

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      Nithya Venkat 4 years ago from Dubai

      ChristyWrites thank you, so many unanswered too!!

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      Christy Birmingham 4 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      So many questions to ask above... well written x

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      Nithya Venkat 5 years ago from Dubai

      teaches12345 thank you. I do hope that we will understand some day.

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      Dianna Mendez 5 years ago

      Very deep poetic verse on a topic that most of us experience. I have a deep belief that we will understand this all one day as we continue to hope, trust and pray.

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      Nithya Venkat 5 years ago from Dubai

      ocfireflies sorry for your loss, thank you for stopping by. Memories are forever, I guess we have to sustain grief reliving the wonderful times. No one can take away these memories.

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      ocfireflies 5 years ago from North Carolina


      It is amazing how I land on just the right hub. My better half lost his mom (an amazing lady) in December. She was not my mom, but I loved her very much and think of her often. This Mother's Day is going to be especially difficult. Your poem captures all of these emotions in a tender and thoughtful way. Thank You.

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      Nithya Venkat 5 years ago from Dubai

      tobusiness you are so right we must let go and move on, though very difficult to do so. Thank you for stopping by and sharing your views, much appreciated.

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      Jo Alexis-Hagues 5 years ago from Lincolnshire, U.K

      Beautiful emotive poems, I guess we've all asked those same questions at different times in our lives. But if there was no joy there would be no pain, as hard as it is for us to let go, let go we must and the pain reminds us that we are still alive.

      I'm not particularly religious, but I'm thankful for the gift of the people I love, no matter how short the time we spend together. This is though-provoking and interesting.

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      Nithya Venkat 5 years ago from Dubai

      Vinaya thank you, it is painful when such things happen and people die.

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      Vinaya Ghimire 5 years ago from Nepal

      Nithya, I can relate the emotions you have expressed in this poem. This painful, but beautifully written.

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      Nithya Venkat 5 years ago from Dubai

      travmaj thank you, I really do not know and wish I knew why.

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      travmaj 5 years ago from australia

      Your words are well said - I often think the same. Wondering, what is it all about. I wish I knew but I go around in circles when I begin to think. Thanks for this

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      Nithya Venkat 5 years ago from Dubai

      KoffeeKlatchGals thank you, yes as you said God never gives anyone more than they can handle.

      Victoria Lynn, thank you. I keep wondering why such things happen.

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      Victoria Lynn 5 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      So wonderful said. While we might try to have faith, I think the wondering is so natural when horrible things happen. You express this so well at the end of your poem. Marvelous poem!

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      Susan Hazelton 5 years ago from Sunny Florida

      Beautiful. Sometimes it seems as though pain can overwhelm you but remember God never gives anyone more than they can handle.

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      Nithya Venkat 5 years ago from Dubai

      DDE I keep wondering all the time, thank you for reading and leaving a comment.

      Blossom SB thank you for stopping by, much appreciated.

      rdsparrowriter yes, you have me for company, I keep wondering always.

      Pamela99 thank you, the pain is unbearable and I wonder why such things keep happening every now and then.

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      Pamela Oglesby 5 years ago from United States

      Beautiful poetry and I know the pain is sometimes unbearable. The pain certainly came through in your poetry.

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      rdsparrowriter 5 years ago

      "Why do the love ones have to die? Why people fight eachother", I asked my mom in the evening. It's the way of life she said, and all we can hope is that God is in control whether in our eyes it may be unjust and sad, God has special plans which we don't see. Anyway we all die someday, it's each person's choice, but when it's the time to go to the lavatory or cemetery, you have to go. I'm glad to know that I'm not the only one who think like this. God bless you!

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      Bronwen Scott-Branagan 5 years ago from Victoria, Australia

      Great writing, Vellur. It's something we all wonder about and you have put it so well. God bless you.

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      Devika Primić 5 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Things happen good or bad and mostly when bad happens we wonder what and how superb words here thanks

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      Nithya Venkat 5 years ago from Dubai

      Nellienna thank you, it is heart rending to see such acts of violence claim millions of lives around the world.

      Denizee thank you for reading and sharing your views, much appreciated.

      Audrey Howitt thank you, the loss is felt by so many people.

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      The loss is palpable in this heart-rending write!

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      Denizee 5 years ago

      Nicely written; and I imagine so many of us wonder "Where are God's eyes?" in hopelessness and despair - I have suffered very traumatic experiences and can say he is with us but unfortunately the ultimate demons that thrive in life regardless can and have; and most likely will always continue to thrive are too powerful for our dear "Lord." Bless you for posting this poem it is felt in the heart - Voted up...

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      Nellieanna Hay 5 years ago from TEXAS

      So heart-rending, Vellur, and expressed with full power and effectivity.

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      Nithya Venkat 5 years ago from Dubai

      Faith Reaper, you are right we must trust, thank you for your kind words.

      Jackie Lynnley yes, you are right, we must love Him. Thank you for your thoughtful and reassuring words.

      Debbie it is very difficult to understand anything at all in this world. Thank you for your blessings.

      Gypsy Rose Lee yes, the Lord is there to guide.Thank you.

      James-wolve thank you, yes God knows best. Thank you for taking the time to write and explain.

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      Tijani Achamlal 5 years ago from Morocco

      He is there wherever we go and whatever happens. We finite beings cannot grasp fully His infinite Will and Wisdom. He runs His universe the way He deems fit. can also be a test and trial for some people.God allows some people to suffer in order to test their patience and steadfastness. Even God’s Prophets and Messengers were made to suffer. Prophet Job is mentioned in the Bible as a Prophet who was very patient. Good people sometimes suffer but their sufferings heal others and bring goodness to their communities. People learn lessons from their good examples. Martyrs die for their faith, soldiers give their lives for their nations and this brings liberation and freedom for their people.

      God knows best!

      Many blessings to you.My warm condolences to the family of Bostonian victims.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 5 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Just keep the faith and keep on believing. The Lord is there to guide us.

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 5 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      wow this is awesome writing here.. we do have a hard time understanding and wondering why did that happen and just life in general..

      Vellur.. great writing..

      many blessings to you and sharing


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      Jackie Lynnley 5 years ago from The Beautiful South

      You know I was thinking today how God loved David and David murdered men to get their women. He sure never loved anyone because they did their job good that I know of or because of who they were...He is a puzzle with His love but I would never want to be without it. That shows us too there is hope for us no matter what we have done. We will one day understand I know. To love Him in spite of our questions is our faith that will get us through. May be needing that soon from the looks of this world; to fight the fear.


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      Faith Reaper 5 years ago from southern USA

      Yes, it is very hard, but we must trust in the Lord and we will see our loved ones again in Heaven.

      God bless you. In His Love, Faith Reaper

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      Nithya Venkat 5 years ago from Dubai

      billybuc yes we have to believe and have faith, thank you.

      barbat79 well said, thank you.

      Isaac White thank you for reading and for the vote.

      always exploring very true, HE does give us free will. Thank you.

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      Ruby Jean Richert 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Oh Vellur, Sometimes i feel the same way. How could these terrible acts of terror be ignored, then i am reminded about the Jewish concentration camps, He gives us free will, yet we still wonder..Beautiful poetry...

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      TDM 5 years ago from Welcome to my beautiful world, where magic is no longer a myth.

      beautiful work, and good point. I voted up.

      I. White

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      B A Tobin 5 years ago from Connnecticut

      Faith and will born from strength of of God. Nice poem! Thank you!

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      All we can do is believe and have faith and yes, the pain is great sometimes. Well done my friend.


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