– to know why –

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– to know why –

Would it matter,
To know why,
If one didn’t
Get an answer,
Having thought
To wonder,
Ought question
Mental wrought,
Find whether
Trouble ought,
Tho no longer
Above water,
While persists
Probe forever,
One considers  
Being clever,
Mightn’t ever 
Learn reply,
To know why, 
Best be left
Without an answer!

Imagery - Wikimedia Commons
Music - excerpt of Debussy, Chopin, Satie (Piano Music)
Audio - Jean-Jacques Fournier

                                                    © Jean-Jacques Fournier 	
			                               written in Sweetsburg
			                                     April 17, 2022

8 thoughts on “Wanting

  1. “Why” is one of the most powerful words in any language because it opens us to exploration, ignites our curiosity, and sometimes lands us in a heap of trouble. Even so, it seems that “why” gives us permission to be human, to acknowledge that some whys cannot be fathomed at that moments. And some “whys” can turn into “why not.” A great poem, Jean-Jacques. As always you keep us thinking!!

    • Pleased that you picked up on why, a circular word so to speak, thus so because of how you quite interestingly and analytically point out. It has such a variety of applications including at times of a most frustrating nature, when it is used as a stall or to get out of committing to a difficult decision. Thanks again Rebecca!

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