I Now Know Why!

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my friend LiteracyByFire said that. I was introducing him to this site he said he wrote some real depressing and sad shit that morning and we got on the topic. and he said that last line I love it .

I Now Know Why!

Why such constant pain
Why such endless sorrow
Why such senseless abuse
Why a worse tomorrow?

Why such sad songs?
Why is there no place I truely fit?
Why such sorrowful music?
Why is the bottom of a totem-pole where I sit?

Well I now know why!

True, pain makes you stronger
True, struggles are what define us
True, if it were always easy we'd call it a dream
True, no where is void of fight and fuss

But the real reason is. . .

Because without pain, tears, and sad songs
We would just be Japanese haikuists, not poets!

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fluffybunniezz commented on I Now Know Why!

10-19-2012

I really enjoyed this poem. You're very talented.at this. I like the questions the reader is faced with in the first two stanzas, that was very well thought out. And the overall tone- not necessarily upbeat but rather more of an understanding and appreciation of how the world works- was delivered in a very nice way.

Poetry is what is lost in translation.

Robert Frost (1875-1963) American Poet.

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