Marc Robinson

The Dreaded Question

So what do you want to do in your life?
Is that question asked for them or you?
Do they ask this because they wish to know,
Or because they know what they wish to do,
And merely wish to talk about that.
Is there any real reason for that question to be asked.
As my answer I wish to be seen then,
Rather than talked about now.
To try and explain,
The faith I have,
And the way I live my life.
But why should I try and justify,
Explain, and reason
How I live,
And what I wish to accomplish in my life.

That dreaded question of
So what do you want to do with your life.
Is meet with a second of hesitated thought of
Why do I have to explain myself to you.

Poem Submitted: Thursday, April 19, 2007
Poem Edited: Wednesday, February 16, 2011

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Comments about The Dreaded Question by Marc Robinson

  • Hime Hiroda (5/2/2007 4:34:00 AM)

    I really like this one... recently, I've been thinking about my goal in life - what i want to do, who i want to be, and where i will go... but it just doesn't seem to work out for me... I like to do this, but my parents say otherwise... i wanted to be this, and they say i should be that...
    Sometimes i really feel confused...

    Well said, this poem... it really connects to the innermost desire of people... congrats!

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  • Michael Fischer (4/19/2007 6:07:00 PM)

    I feel the same way Marc. I'm twenty years old and I get the third degree for that all the time. I want to be a writer and play music...I'm perfectly content with that...but not my parents. Anyways, your poem was very good and memorable b/c many can relate to it. Top marks!

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