12 June, 2012

Poetically Mysterious

In January I participated in a "30 poems in 30 days" challenge. On Day 21, the challenge was to write a poem that answers a question. First I needed a question, a timeless question that I could answer with awe-inspiring profundity. "Why do we exist?"


          With care and calm we think upon
          the mysteries of life.
          In ancient quest we probe the depths,
          but genius is denied.

          Such mysteries are hard to see,
          obscure though quite sublime.
          I question whether we shall ever
          fathom what we find.

          So if you ask ‘Why we exist,’
          an existential cry,
          I simply say to you ‘Why not’
          and answer with a smile.