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RSEvans
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0 posted 11-17-1999 12:08 PM       View Profile for RSEvans   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for RSEvans

The Who is clear,
The Where is there,
And mostly we know How.
We are the What.
We know the When,
But we need to know somehow.
So we ask with fisted hand
Outstretched to the sky,
We know most of what our questions are
Which only leaves the Why.
Why us not them?
Why here not there?
Surely God will know.
Why now and not some other time?
Why do we come and go?
It leaves us all to pause and think
And scratch our head and cry.
Why did God give us all the answers
Except for the reasons why?

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Once I was brilliant, now I no longer shine, but the twinkle in my eye speaks of another time.
© Copyright 1999 Rob Evans - All Rights Reserved
Ohme
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1 posted 11-17-1999 12:22 PM       View Profile for Ohme   Email Ohme   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Ohme

RS, I enjoyed reading this poem.
I don't think we'll ever know the answer to the question it asks!

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Yesterday is history, tomorrow just a mystery. And if today is good to me how could I ask for more?
Michael
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2 posted 11-17-1999 04:53 PM       View Profile for Michael   Email Michael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Michael

Exceptional, Robert. Loved the message, especially the ending.


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3 posted 11-17-1999 05:12 PM       View Profile for Marilyn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Marilyn

Wonderful RS. I have come to the conclusion that the why is unimportant. It is in the getting through that the power comes.
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4 posted 11-17-1999 06:55 PM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for suthern

How many "why"s have I uttered!!! Well done, RS... I like this very much!
Andrew Scott
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5 posted 11-17-1999 07:28 PM       View Profile for Andrew Scott   Email Andrew Scott   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Andrew Scott

RSE... If we knew all the answers, the game wouldn't be any fun. This was a really great read. Reminded me of one or two of my own. Like the style.
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6 posted 11-17-1999 09:49 PM       View Profile for hoot_owl_rn   Email hoot_owl_rn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit hoot_owl_rn's Home Page   View IP for hoot_owl_rn

I've always said, there are some things we just were not meant to know
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7 posted 11-17-1999 09:53 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Excellent, RS. I enjoyed this!

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8 posted 12-04-1999 07:43 PM       View Profile for Femme's Father   Email Femme's Father   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Femme's Father

There has been several times of late that I have asked this very question myself but I still don't have the answers. I just have to believe that everything that happens, is the will of God and try to accept it. What has caused the cloud between you and the Son, that keeps you from shining?
MOM
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9 posted 12-04-1999 08:04 PM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

The funny thing is - When we find out the reasons Why - We immediately ask... Why Not?
Martie
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10 posted 12-04-1999 08:10 PM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

Well done and thought provoking.
poetFemmeFatale
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11 posted 12-04-1999 10:16 PM       View Profile for poetFemmeFatale   Email poetFemmeFatale   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for poetFemmeFatale

I really like how you took this idea, and made something very thought provoking and beautiful...the "whys" that haunt us. For everything there is a time...our lives, the seasons....we just have to go with it, and trust that someone up there knows more than we do....and does what's best --

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12 posted 12-04-1999 10:44 PM       View Profile for WhtDove   Email WhtDove   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit WhtDove's Home Page   View IP for WhtDove

Very thought provoking. Good question. Someday we'll know...in His own time! Never thought about this before. thanks.

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