Kyle Rasmussen

Why Oh Why - Poem by Kyle Rasmussen

Why do I fight?
Why do I scratch
And claw
And scream
And cry
And pull
At the heartstrings
Of life?
Why, oh why?

Why not take it easy -
Get that stable job
Marry that stable wife
Buy that stable home
Raise that stable family
And life that stable life.
Why, oh why?

Why live like I already died,
Like I just showed up
To taste the wine?
Why, oh why?

Because it's the way
I fly,
An angel with earthly tie,
Lost in a lonely world
Asking only "Why? "

Topic(s) of this poem: contemplation, life, loneliness, spirituality

Form: Prose Poem

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, January 31, 2016

Poem Edited: Monday, February 1, 2016

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