The Question

Is it all worth it?
The question asked
through the ages.
Even sages had no
answer for me.
“You have the answer
within your head”
They said.
I delved deep into
my mind, my life,
finding strife
thus far. Had I kept
my eyes and senses
shut to life?
I thought not.
It is as it is.
My answer
simply
being
No and Yes.

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I love writing and reading poems, not so much the classics these days but knew fresh stuff I find that exciting. New styles and new ideas. Some people paint, or write books or do crafts to get the inside out, me I do poetry and read the inside of folk I love to write fun and nature poems the best though.
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Daniel Brick
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After much thought you have decided upon a both/and approach to life. I draw the notion of :much thought” from your lines I DELVED DEEP IN TO MY MIND, MY LIFE. That implies a whole different poem of interior thought, a philosophical weighing of a lot evidence which creates strife. But you leap forward to your grasp of reality and affirm IT IS WHAT IT IS. And in that simple but profound phrase find closure for this search. Of course, we your readers know the larger issue of meaning is not resolved. You know this too. But I’m reminded that Robert Frost once said his poems were little pieces of order in a world of chaos. Your position is not as extreme but you do present an attitude that is persuasive and honest. It conveys a sense of wholeness we can carry into our immediate lives.

Rob J Mann
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Optimism or pessimism, half full or half empty? Our view of life is complicated by circumstance and our views on reality. Your poem opens up the mind to think, what do philosophers know anyway?

Akhtar Jawad
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Sometimes I think our life is a bye product and nature never intended to create it, any way, we have no alternate but to increase the quantum of beauty in it and to minimize its ugliness as much as we can.
It’s a beautiful philosophic poem.

Makaylah Downs
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I love how this poem looks at the ever burning question of “is it all worth it?” I’m always told to look inside myself for answers, and as someone who is indecisive and always weighing the good and the bad of things against each other of past, present and future actions, this really puts how I feel into words. Lovely poem!

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