Eric Cockrell


Then Why Not I? - Poem by Eric Cockrell

if the sparrow builds a nest
without the use of hands...
then why not I?
if the whale answers calls
from across the ocean...
then why not I?
if the tree stands through
storm after storm, season after season...
then why not I
if the butterfly lives eternity
in one precious moment...
then why not! ?
if the wind comes and goes
without home or destination...
then why not I?
if the mountain waits in stillness,
never asking what it's waiting for....
the why not I?
if the bridge knows only feet,
and the boat waits for oars...
then why not I


Comments about Then Why Not I? by Eric Cockrell

  • (8/17/2012 3:13:00 PM)


    Like it, the human brain can do so much more
    but over the centuries we have been told how to be
    so we only do what everybody else does.
    A great poem.
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  • Valerie Dohren (8/17/2012 1:20:00 PM)


    Fantastic write, very meaningful and gives mich food for thought. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, August 17, 2012



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