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Why Is It

Why is it that pressure feels so heavy?
When pressure isn't solid.
Why is it that tears of anger hurt more?
When anger isn't sorrow.
Why is it that life is a challenge?
Life should be a gift.
Why is it that car was there?
In that right place. At the wrong time.
Why must I live my days in memory?
Ten years still don't block that moment.
Why can't I be stronger?
Make you proud of me. I know you're watching.
Why is it that you didn't look the same?
In that bed. In the hospital.
Why did I hug that woman?
The one who hit you. She brought a plant.
Why did I say 'She'll be okay.'?
I hoped. Knew it wasn't somehow.
Why did it have to happen right after our phone call?
Two more seconds you'd still be here.
Why are we left with all these questions?
Spoken out into empty air.
Why am I still here?
There must be something I'm meant to do.

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  1. Date: 2/20/2014 9:21:00 AM
    Every once in a while I read a poem where all I can say to the depth of its sadness and beauty is "wow." ....just wow Sam.

  1. Date: 1/30/2014 6:37:00 AM
    There is always something one is meant to do, Faith in God gives understanding and peace in one;s heart. Quite a heartbreaking piece, nicley expressed. ....xx

  1. Date: 1/26/2014 12:56:00 AM
    Hi Sam, the poem I dedicated to you is called "Love in the garden".

  1. Date: 1/24/2014 4:19:00 AM
    Excellently penned Sam! The questions hit hard and require the reader to dig deeper in search of answers. That a moment can change entire lives - that's both the blessing and curse of life.

    Beloved Avatar Sam Beloved
    Date: 1/27/2014 12:19:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you very much Vicky :) you've provoked my thoughts with this.
  1. Date: 1/23/2014 8:31:00 AM
    This is heartbreaking. Some answers have to wait, I do however get the feeling there is something you are meant to do. Most likely there are many.

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 1/27/2014 12:38:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    That has been my personal experience, nudging can be a good thing.
    Beloved Avatar Sam Beloved
    Date: 1/27/2014 12:18:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Perhaps. Life does have a strange way of nudging us in directions :)
  1. Date: 1/8/2014 8:04:00 PM
    Nice pondering. Liked the bit about pressure - heavy but not solid. Feels like it sometimes, though. If you ever figure out why, let us know, OK? Enjoyed reading your poems.

  1. Date: 1/8/2014 1:50:00 PM
    Sam there are a lot of questions that probably most people have asked themselves before today, don't let them drag you down and keep writing....David