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I Dont Know (Tears in the Rain)

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EagleScorpion
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0 posted 06-02-2004 02:19 AM       View Profile for EagleScorpion   Email EagleScorpion   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for EagleScorpion


Why do you live so far away? Why am I still here?
What things now fret your mind tonight? What is there left to fear?
Why do I have to feel this way at the end of every single day?
What are we doing? Where will we go?
Anywhere, Anywhere, I donít know.

Why do I feel this way for you? Why canít I hold you tight?
Why cant we embrace and kill the sorrow until tomorrowís brave new light?
Why cant I get a momentís peace? Why must I despair?
What happens next? What will it be?
Anything, Anything, We will see.

Who Am I really? A soul of pure light?
A mortal seraph? A demon of night?
Am I secure with the power and might,
Or am I forever forsaken?

These things do you wonder? Are you alone?
Need you a friend you can call your own?
Do you have an angel? Do you ever dream?
Do you believe things are not as they seem?

Have I met you in another life?
My old friend? My former wife?
Are we soul mates? How can we tell?
Is there, indeed, a heaven and hell?

Who is to tell, pretentious to say,
That they know just why we are here today?
Rambling mortals? Haphazard fools?
Suffering wretches, sad howling ghouls?

Who do we bother? What is our goal?
What is a mind, what the hell is a soul?
Why donít we care? Why donít we listen?
Why do our tears collectively glisten?

Are we whispers in time?
Are we tears in the rain?
Is this all there is?
Am I going insane?

Life after death? Reincarnation?
The grand karmic cycle? Predestination?
Faded spirit? Forgotten goals?
Unsatisfied hearts? Forsaken souls?
Blind old men? Neglected tears?
Wasted potential? Savage fears?


Why do you live so far away?
And why, my friend, am I still here?
What things now fret your mind tonight? Why are we burning, brilliant light?
Why, I ask, are we now here? What is there really left to fear?

What are we doing? Where will we go?
Anywhere, Anywhere,

I donít know.

CONFUCIOUS SAY: YOU STAND ON TOILET, YOU HIGH ON POT!

© Copyright 2004 Joseph Alexander Knob - All Rights Reserved
iliana
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1 posted 06-02-2004 02:49 AM       View Profile for iliana   Email iliana   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for iliana

"Are we whispers in time?
Are we tears in the rain?
Is this all there is?
Am I going insane?"

So, so many good lines -- had to reprint just one stanza.  Questions all true poets ask, I imagine.  
passing shadows
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2 posted 06-02-2004 02:55 AM       View Profile for passing shadows   Email passing shadows   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for passing shadows

good questions...universal questions that may never have any answers
wordwizard
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3 posted 06-05-2004 02:54 AM       View Profile for wordwizard   Email wordwizard   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for wordwizard

I thought we might have something in common, maybe its this desire to know more and yet, although I can only speak for myself...the search is endless

froggy
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4 posted 06-05-2004 12:01 PM       View Profile for froggy   Email froggy   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for froggy

I agree with wordwizard.

This is quite an interesting poem,
enjoyed reading it.

:-)
EagleScorpion
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5 posted 04-16-2005 05:59 AM       View Profile for EagleScorpion   Email EagleScorpion   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for EagleScorpion

passing shadows

we wont need answers
 
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