Poem: Quiet Questioning – 05/06/21

I could ask myself,
“Why?”
That wandering,
unanswered question,
a syllable that lingers long
into the distance,
so uncertain,
unsure,
unfulfilled.

I could utter this word,
this sound into the future,
allowing it to precede
my sure footing, my beginnings.

I could cleanse the
ease and order,
the pride and circumstance,
which comes with knowing
why it is that certainty lives in the
way that I now prance,

the true knowing I hold
in the once-tentative footings
in my Land of Inbetween
where I fumbled
and floundered,
until I found my grounding
and then my ascension
into sureness
and forever
which can be quietly seen
yet boisterously heard.

Need not have I for
questioning any longer,
yearning, calling forth
for answers from
the gloom,

how did my moments
become so fulfilled
and imbued with personal power?

Why? With knowing myself –
it didn’t happen in mere hours.

Becoming wiser through
past moments,
through histories,
Life reflects what I
have learned,

I rest my head,
I’m done,
I’ve cherished those
Why, Why, Why’s,
self-indulgent enough,
I wave them goodbye.
Forever?
I am sure.

© 2021 Lauren M. Hancock. All rights reserved.
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5 Comments

  1. Wow, that is so beautiful, Lauren. I was just on a short walk, and was reflecting upon the concept and word “why?” Coincidence? I think not. Anyway, I completely agree with you. What I got from my reflection was that the question why, is a endless spiral downwards, and, is completely unnecessary. Powerful poem, my friend. ❤️❤️

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    1. That is definitely more than a coincidence, my friend! Also interesting is I was on a walk myself when you sent through this comment 🙂 We have synchronicities even across the world, hehe! Yes, ‘why’ CAN be a downward spiral, plummeting us to the depths of despair if we are unwilling to cast it aside and think ‘What can I do?’, not ‘Why is this so?’ To improve our lives or situation, we need actions, not endless questioning, for our growth. Thank you for your wise words, my friend, and thank you for reading as always 🙂 ❤️

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      1. Oh, my, I love that! Indeed, connected through words, and as you write in your lovely comment, action. Those are wise words, dear Lauren. I appreciate you, my friend. Have a wonderful Sunday! ❤️😊

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