Maria Sharon Moemise

Bronze Star - 2,100 Points (17 November 1965 / Randfontein)

Why? - Poem by Maria Sharon Moemise


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Even as I prayed before I slept
I was told that Our Jesus wept
Thoughts of His suffering fill my mind
A sacrifice to heal a world so unkind

Even as I ask for God's love and mercy
I can't help but wonder 'bout all I see
Where people hurt people without a thought
Why am I surprised, after all the wars we fought?

Even as I support, condone and shout out love
I hesitate, disbelieving that it comes from above
Soulful, heart and ever the fuel to life's fire
Why then, in my innermost I feel like a pariah?

Why do people do the things they do
Why do we believe the bad, and all that's untrue
Why do we ask the questions, yet do the deed
When the answer is irrelevant, yet greater the need.

Topic(s) of this poem: confusion

Form: Free Verse

Comments about Why? by Maria Sharon Moemise

  • Daniel Brick (7/10/2016 3:26:00 PM)

    Yes, yes, you have expressed the confusion many of us feel, and that confusion is a malign emotion that eats away at our positive emotions. It makes us question the goodness of fellow humans, even the intentions of God who could stop the evil but doesn't. But one wonderful effect of your poem on me is that it makes me want to trust both fellow people and God. It makes me want to stretch out to embrace my faith in things rather than surrender to despair. And I hope writing this poem has had a similar positive benefit for you. Youi deserve it. (Report) Reply

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  • Hans Vr (11/21/2015 8:47:00 AM)

    Beautiful poem with very important life questions asked.
    Why do we do what we do? Is it vice? Is it ignorance?
    I quite strongly believe that the next revolution is a wisdom revolution,
    where all of us will become aware that happiness does not lie in greed,
    but in selfless service. In the mean time I pray for the Syrians.
    We were all born with a heart full of love but we look for happiness
    so much outside of us...

    Thought provoking poem, very well written
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  • Khairul Ahsan (11/1/2015 9:23:00 AM)

    Your expression of feeling low and dejected is well understood. I appreciate the questions you have asked in the poem, though the answer is unknown to me too.
    'Why do we ask the questions, yet do the deed
    When the answer is irrelevant, yet greater the need.' - Well said!
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Poem Submitted: Saturday, October 31, 2015

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