Unanswered | Teen Ink


May 22, 2009
By Inkspired PLATINUM, Whitby, Other
Inkspired PLATINUM, Whitby, Other
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Favorite Quote:
"If one will scoff at the study of language, how, save in terms of language, will one scoff?" - Mario Pei
"I write for the same reason I breathe - because if I didn't, I would die." Isaac Asimov

Lying side by side,
Staring at the dark,
Regret in the silence,
Until the query comes.
"Why what?"
"Why are we here?
Why do we have to die?
Why is there so much pain?
Why is everything so complicated?
Why is everything so difficult?
Why here, why now, why
"I don't know," comes the whispered reply,
"I don't know why we have
Mortal, physical life if
Afterwards we have Immortal
Life as spirits.
I don't know why we have
So many problems,
I don't know why He
Makes things so difficult,
I don't know why we are here."
"But What?
What are we meant
to do?
What is our ultimate goal,
our purpose?
What is the purpose of love,
if there is so much hate?
How can we comprehend,
a universe of such size, let alone
Space that goes on
for infinity?
How can we comprehend,
Matter so small there
Are millions in the tip
of a pin?
How did we come to
Believe in God?" the torrent ends,
and before the response, a pause.
"I think we are meant to each
bring as much joy as
Possible, but I
Cannot decide on the purpose of
I don't know,
I have so many questions
I cannot comprehend
an Infinite Space,
a Miniscule Particle,
Life for Eternity.
These concepts are too big,
For us, so young.
I only know to believe,
to have faith and wait
to be kind to others and
make your stay in this world
as pleasant and beneficial
as possible.
I know that God does not
discourage questions,
I know that questions
I will always have."
Contemplation attracts silence.
"God is too big a concept,
for us to understand,
Life too complicated,
To make sense of,
I do not know the truth,
I do know right and
I do not know the answers,
but I do know
the Questions.
And that is one step closer,
To getting the answers," the questioner
Silence falls again
Upon the darkness,
As two young girls,
Ponder the meaning of life,
Feeling closer
Than ever before,
Because of that night,
in the dark,

The author's comments:
Something like this happened once, though me and that friend have parted ways, I still remember that night. It was more of a discussion than that.

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This article has 9 comments.

ErumK said...
on Aug. 28 2009 at 1:12 pm
ErumK, Bayan, Other
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Great concept and very deep. I also liked the structure and how it was more free verse and not made to stick to a specific pattern

on Jun. 24 2009 at 6:40 pm
Blue-eyed_Hippy-chick, Barry, Texas
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Makes me sad. Not in a bad way. Just people i had those conversations with are gone. Makes me miss them

Richa BRONZE said...
on Jun. 15 2009 at 10:17 pm
Richa BRONZE, Brampton, Ontario, Other
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That was very insightful..though a little rhyming would have added special flavor to it! a good read..

on Jun. 12 2009 at 12:15 am
RheaD.Ravenfinger BRONZE, Juneau, Alaska
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Favorite Quote:
1 Corinthians 13:4-8

S.t.S it shows his real character when he left you. He was shallow. Very sad though because he would have been something beautifully good. I had a special moment kinda similiar with my best friend and I really enjoyed it with her. It's one of my favorite memories.

on Jun. 8 2009 at 4:18 am
FreakyEyed DIAMOND, Juneau, Alaska
53 articles 29 photos 111 comments

Favorite Quote:
"This, too, will pass."

Deep. O_O I used to talk to my best friend about these things... but fate had its funny ways and drove him, and his words, away.

on Jun. 2 2009 at 8:06 pm
RainWashed PLATINUM, Park City, Utah
46 articles 1 photo 86 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Repeat the good and the bad. Do it all again. And pile on the years."

This was a really great poem. I've realized that you write poems still undiscovered to others. You write about different things, better things than the rest of us. Great Job!!!!

on May. 31 2009 at 11:10 pm
Inkspired PLATINUM, Whitby, Other
26 articles 0 photos 493 comments

Favorite Quote:
"If one will scoff at the study of language, how, save in terms of language, will one scoff?" - Mario Pei
"I write for the same reason I breathe - because if I didn't, I would die." Isaac Asimov

Yup, that's my first, second, third etc choice of job! Thanks for the comment, I'll check on your work, and I knew it could be so much better but I couldn't figure out how.

on May. 30 2009 at 6:31 pm
despurlock DIAMOND, Morgantown, West Virginia
79 articles 0 photos 179 comments

Favorite Quote:
"The heart has its reasons which reason does not know." -Pascal, Pensees, 1670

I love this poem :) it's is very unique I really really like it :) btw thanks for your comment on my poem I really appreciate I and I'm so glad that you liked it. I have just posted a handful of poems, and I hope you will check them out and let me know what you think of them. Thanks so much!

on May. 28 2009 at 10:25 pm
windswift DIAMOND, Arvada, Colorado
80 articles 0 photos 91 comments

Favorite Quote:
let it burn, suffering teaches the soul; let it grow, love nourishes the heart.

i love this poem simply because it reminds me of so many nights that ive had with fellow friends. the only difference between conversations is that we would talk about things like time, the multiple universe theory,(i wrote a piece on this and it should be out soon)how the universe was started, and many things like that. well, anyways, im going to go on a writing spree pretty soon, so there will be alot more stuff that i wrote running around. all im waiting for is a way that i can always use a computer. by the way i rate this one a four, it was a close call, but it could have been better. im eargerly awiating your next piece of work to develop. by the way, you realy do have a talent for writing, have you ever thought about becoming an author?