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In Questions, an Answer

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In Questions, an Answer

How does the joker jest?
How will the fires crest?
How do our lives digress?
"HOW" is our hope bequest.

When grew this boy to man?
When toiled the hills to sand?
When did all my dreams disband?
"WHEN" twirls a timeless hand.

Where did those lovers flee?
Where stand the ancient trees?
Where hides the child in me?
"WHERE" walks our nature free.

Why must truth betray?
Why don't the songbirds stay?
Why descends night from day?
"WHY" seeks the hidden way.

Who sees the arrow fly?
Who tamed the questions why?
Who cheered the battle cry?
"WHO" knows the better I.

What tears you my friend?
What does death defend?
What makes the world intend?
"WHAT" doesn't wait its end.


*For Paula Swanson's contest, "How Do I Answer That Question?"
Inspired by the question, "Why is the truth, not what it seems?"

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  1. Date: 1/21/2011 4:25:00 AM
    awsome scott.... the flow of it made me think so much in just few minutes...

  1. Date: 8/13/2010 1:54:00 AM
    Hi Scott! You've posed such interesting questions here and I really liked how you approached the challenge here and very clever with the last line of each stanza! Super congrats on your win --& you are very welcome for the eksursais ;) thanks for your comments too-- nikko :)

  1. Date: 8/12/2010 10:47:00 AM
    Congratulations Scott on your win in Paula Swanson's contest "How Do I Answer That Question ". Love, Carol

  1. Date: 8/11/2010 10:38:00 PM
    Great poem, great answer. Congratulations on your win. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 8/11/2010 9:16:00 PM
    This contest has produce some of the best poems i've read. and this is superb also, excellent, congrats on your win in the contest. Harry

  1. Date: 8/11/2010 8:41:00 PM
    Congrats Scott on your winning poem in Paula's contest with this wonderful write and super win tonight.. enjoy a victory walk to the winners cirlce..with luv..

  1. Date: 8/11/2010 8:36:00 PM
    Congrats on the 2nd place win, Scott

  1. Date: 8/8/2010 8:19:00 AM
    Some very compelling questions, Scott. You chose a difficult topic and came up with a very thought-provoking poem. I think Paula will love it! Best wishes in her contest. Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 8/7/2010 9:42:00 PM
    I bet you are actually quite a spiritual person. To even care about all these questions and be writing about them. I was raised by a questioning and spiritual woman. And I got my "answers" from here because I am not really that way myself. I just take things as they are. To really KNOW it in one's heart, I would not say I am "there" I only know one thing, death is not the end of us. It is all TOO BIG to be a fluke, Scott. I know I have a soul and it will go on! LUv, Andrea

  1. Date: 8/7/2010 7:18:00 PM
    A good lesson in questions Scott. Keep up the good work. Charles

  1. Date: 8/7/2010 7:03:00 PM
    Nice poem. Thanks for reading my poem.

  1. Date: 8/7/2010 6:41:00 PM
    thankxxx Scott ..my Mole-y Mayhem is for the contest posted and fits the requirements for the contest criteria.. as in my own contest.. the guidlines depict the winners.. moles are just yucky to me and would not be a theme close to my heart but I enjoy the contest.. appreciate u reading my poetry tonight..happy weekend..with luv..

  1. Date: 8/7/2010 2:25:00 PM
    Good luck in the contest with this excellent poem that should be in the winners' circle..Thanks for stopping by and commenting on my poem "Sucking Up The Mist"..'twas a beautiful morning with a cloud that looked like a hugh cliff swallow..I still wish that I had taken a picture of the morn..Sara

  1. Date: 8/7/2010 10:52:00 AM
    Great entry Scott. Should be in the winner's circle I have no doubt. Good luck, Joyce