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Author Name: Freexthinkwhtuwantx 3 Comments
Date Added: December 26, 2008 23:12:11 Average Score: (Needs 2)
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Useless Invention
Who am I?
Do I have any right to invent the answer?
Do I have the power to choose?
What am I?
If I don't like it, can I change it?
If I'm not satisfied, do I get another chance?
Why am I?
If I don't like myself, why am I here?
If I don't want to live, Why am I?
Where am I?
I'm lost in a mentalist's eyes.
A place where definitions are determined by lies.
I'm tired of asking who, why, and when.
I want to be satisfied. I want to live again.
I don't seem to love myself, or who I've become.
Why am I here? Afraid to be numb?
Does anyone have an answer? Or is it unknown?
Do these thoughts have reasons? Am I alone?
Who am I?
Do I even want to know?
I hate who I appear to be.
Why am I?
Can you explain to me my existence?
I don't understand.
I hate myself.
Why am I?
Do you have an answer?
Does someone actually love me?
If I don't, who does?
Is there a point?
Where am I?
I'm lost in this world.
I don't belong here.
I don't belong.
I have no reason.
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Comments:
Comment By: FreeBarry Hodges on February 21, 2009 10:13:49 AM Report
What a lot of questions. But no answers. Why not?
Comment By: PremiumDavid Turner on December 27, 2008 05:27:27 PM Report
These are the profound questions that all intelligent and sensitive people ask at your age. At 60 I guess I think I know the answers, but they are not glib and not easy. To be a human being is a great gift given to us by the long and painful process of evolution, as Shakespeare wrote:-

 

 What a piece of work is a man! how noble in reason!
how infinite in faculty! in form and moving how
express and admirable! in action how like an angel!
in apprehension how like a god! the beauty of the
world! the paragon of animals!

 

But being Shakespeare and seeing into the depths of human experience he prefaces this great speech from Ham;et with:-

 

I have of late--but
wherefore I know not--lost all my mirth, forgone all
custom of exercises; and indeed it goes so heavily
with my disposition that this goodly frame, the
earth, seems to me a sterile promontory, this most
excellent canopy, the air, look you, this brave
o'erhanging firmament, this majestical roof fretted
with golden fire, why, it appears no other thing to
me than a foul and pestilent congregation of vapours.

 

Recognising that life is not always easy, that to play the part of a human being in a cruel and callous world is not always easy. Then finally Hamlet says:-

 

And yet, to me,
what is this quintessence of dust? man delights not
me: no, nor woman neither, though by your smiling
you seem to say so.

 

Sometines it is true hat the world can seem to be a pointless place, but ultimately we must make our own meaning of life, to live trying to be the best possible human being hat we can. So my advice is to spend your youth finding out exactly  who you are, try evrything and don't be frightened  of failure and once you have a good idea then  follow that idiot Polonius's advice:-

 

This above all: to thine ownself be true,
And it must follow, as the night the day,
Thou canst not then be false to any man.

 

David



Comment By: FreeRachel on December 27, 2008 12:21:38 AM Report

i like this a lot. i have had these questions (still do actually). i don't know about it being "emo" i honestly don't even know what that means, but i think a lot (if not all) people have had these questions before (or at least a variation of them). very painful write here, i hope writing made you feel better tho the questions go unanwered. great poem. (sorry about the rambling lol  )






 


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