John Sensele

Gold Star - 46,201 Points (12.09.1953 / Ndola, Zambia)

Dare Not Ask Why - Poem by John Sensele

Ask not how much you take but how much you give
In your associations and in your relationships
Especially ask yourself how many people you forgive
When you step on sensitive toes on buses, on trains and on ships.

Ask not who loves you but how many people you love
Without expecting any material gains
When you stubbornly refuse to have
Any time to heal folks on whom you heap so many strains.

Ask not why problems continually fly into your home
When you treat your family with disdain
With contempt and abandon wife and children to roam
Free, squander family income and on family inflict so much pain.

Ask not why your relationships crumble
When you play the field
Feeding more than your eyes as you fumble
So carelessly and somehow expect a rewarding yield.

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Form: Free Verse

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Poem Submitted: Monday, June 26, 2017

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