Shalia Robinson

Rookie (November 12,1991 / Maryland)

To Know Or Not To Know! - Poem by Shalia Robinson

To know or not to know...
To understand what's going on now.
Or walk around lost on earth's ground.
To come into the realization of your surroundings.
No longer confused...
Blind-sighted and abused...
Til the vision is weak in the light and night.
To see...or not to be a being.
What's needed to be seen.
Even from a distance..
People learning to follow their instinct.
Bypassing what is extinct.
To know...pushes you towards the sun light in life.
Where not to know leaves you in the night.
With just thoughts...
Not a single voice...
That would help guide you and direct you to make a choice.
To live or to die....
To say Hi or Goodbye...
Wondering where to begin and to end in this fight.
To either keep trying to survive.
Where a place becomes 'I don't know.'
And a season brings change.
Not understanding which one you in; it's lame.
Rushing to at least try to fix things before the end.
Of knowing.....
Predicting even composing....
What everything is about...
That is so secretive
From all the things you've encountered.
There's no compare (similaritiy)
No satisfactory...
Of what's to stay or come...
CHANGE....we know
We just kind of follow.
Til the process is complete..
That's a season.
Whereas a place has no indicator.
But a dictator...
That doesn't tell you but will tell you in the end.
Make the decision for you to begin.
Leaving you with the end results.
To use what was taught in this place to bring you out where you were misplaced.
Teaching you all that you can face.
To know...
Sure of which way to go.
Or not to know...
And just go with the flow.

Comments about To Know Or Not To Know! by Shalia Robinson

  • perfect everglade (1/25/2008 10:30:00 AM)

    omg i almost cried! i understand it so well! it touched me and showed me how you were feeling. what inspired you? (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, January 25, 2008

Poem Edited: Wednesday, July 30, 2008

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