(brief renderings) Joe Fazio

Do We All Have Such Thoughts? - Poem by (brief renderings) Joe Fazio

Tell me...in the dark of the night, with you
alone in thought...do you ever wonder, if
when your last breath is drawn, there will
be more than life?

When you hear the sounds of the night,
the howling of the wolf, the cricket and
thousands of unseen noises that break
the stillness...
do you wonder if they can hear you?

Do you ever wonder if you could have done
more for those you loved? And, if they cared
enough...to do more for you.

Do you ever wonder if your cries of despair
and disappointment are heard some place
beyond the stars?

Do you wonder about the choices you've made and
if they truly made a difference?

Have you ever heard that voice deep inside you, questioning
the reason for your existence...and why you should go on?

Do you ever wonder about the insensitivity and lack
of consideration of those who say they love you?

Have you ever wonder to yourself, why you have been
so fortunate...is to have love in your live?

In your life...have you ever wondered about the
changes you could have made? And if you made
those changes...would they...could they...
have mattered that much?

If you had it to do it again...have you ever wondered,
what would you do differently?

© Joe Fazio

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  • (2/12/2010 10:48:00 AM)

    yes, i 2 wondered about a myriad of things, after many years, many, the answers kept coming. and the wonder of new thought after thought, ever more questions. I do not believe or live in regret, nor ever back, only forward on more distant journeys (Report) Reply

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  • (2/12/2010 10:20:00 AM)

    Hi, I'll number my answers in the order you present your questions (1 is your first stanza,2 is your second etc.)

    1. I used to but ever since I discovered reincarnation was more than a myth I didn't dwell on it as much.

    2. I admit this thought never came to me. I usually like to be a nameless presence in nature, I'd rather nature doesn't see me and just keeps existing as if I'm not there.

    3.The past is over and I have made many mistakes. Fortunately I don't have to repeat them in the present.

    4.Hell yeah, but nowadays I already know they are heard by the inner voice of reason. He answers them too, very quickly. Not with words though, more with intuitive thoughts.

    5. For me yes they have made a difference. For the world at large, definitely not, I'm nobody and don't make any contributions to american society beyond drawing a salary and spending my money on consumer goods.

    6. See answer number 4.

    7. It's hard to fully love someone and not cloak them in your secret fears. I haven't mastered that yet but at least I know the difference between the genuine altruism and the facade of love while secretly seeking ego validation and attention. That took a lot of work though.

    8. I was lucky that I didn't screw it up too bad so that the love of my life would leave me. I got close though, on several occasions.

    9. Life doesn't offer that many choices really. You do what's best for yourself and those around you. Or you don't. I gave up on a dream job a long time ago or any kind of success in the world I don't have. It's bullshit compared to her love and I'll never abandon that for a million dllars. A billion....? nah. mo money mo problems.

    10. Dr. Manhattan can answer that one for me. 'Only what can happen does happen' (Watchmen the movie, the scene where he's on Mars with Laurie) .

    This was fun. Thanks for posting.
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Poem Submitted: Friday, February 12, 2010

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