I Know Why

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When our hearts and minds cannot wrap around reality, poetry allows a pathway to find the way through to a broader place. A place where words, feelings, imagery and meaning intermingle acting as hope, healing balm, and help to the soul’s cry for understanding.

I believe poetry, music, and all creative endeavors- painting, drawing, sculpting allow for this possibility. Poetry just happens to be my pathway.

This one is for sharing… for those who have endured the dark night of the soul’s struggle, and for those who have loved ones who have succumbed to it in its various forms.

May Love hold us close. Let this poem speak to you, whatever it will.

I Know Why

Hashtags and Memes
are a poor substitute
for happiness

We grasp at every
opportunity
to express

ourselves over all
the circumstances
we can’t control

Surely, we surmise
our opinion matters
but when a red scarf takes

us by surprise
we once again
flounder to find

comfort in endless
commentaries, while
we tiptoe over truth

when in the end
all that matters
is, one more tried

and felt the struggle
too difficult to overcome
and love

too distant a promise
to wait for the
embrace of eternity.

photo credit: zubrow Heavy red scarf via photopin (license)

Published by enthusiasticallydawn

Dawn Paoletta is a life enthusiast who loves to juggle words, chug coffee, and journal excessively. You can find her gathering stones on the beach most mornings. She enjoys hanging out with her hubby, daughter and family pets in Narragansett, RI and shares her passion, poetry and prose @Enthusiastically, Dawn.

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