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Breidenthal. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.
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David William Breidenthal
To be honest, I don't know what to write
I repeat the same speech of uncanny passions and mixed emotions
I don't know if I have enough courage to fight
I beat the same rhythm everyday - my head's spinning with notions
I don't know the difference between wrong and right
I don't know what I know
I don't know how to let go
I don't know the things you know
I do know that you have to go
I do know where your boat will row
I do know letting go
Is part of living in this world today
I guess that's how we grow
Why's my veins injected with dismay?
How do I know that you've departed from me?
How did I know that you were taking advantage of me?
How did I know? It was a wild guess... Yahhh know ? ?
I don't know the difference between peace and turmoil
I reflect upon past memories - full of despair and delight
I have no clue what to do with you on my mind
But you left me to spoil...and I crumbled away like foil
I have no clue what to do to reveal your effulgent light
I greet the same people day after day -
Will my gladness ever reach a great height?
You were gold to my eye...but now I'm blind
What are YOU going to do? Leave me behind?
I don't know how to feel anymore
I feel numb, cold, woe, discouragement - you just ignore
Why do you STILL ignore me?
But you go on with life as if I didn't exist
Might as well do the same thing...you'll be missed
I don't know how to sprinkle you with glory?
But you're a marvelous sight
I treated you like a mat...consuming dust and remorse
I don't recognize you anymore...
I d-don't KNOW you
I don't feel your warmth and
I don't know you...anymore
Though you're the sun -
flawless and bright