Have you ever asked yourself WHY? I wrote this poem as a fun look into what is Why.


By: Joe Attanasio




Why and How are questions, as we all can see.

How has an explanation, even if unknown.

Why is just a question and a mystery

Perhaps for God(s) alone.


Some say why is governed by luck

Some simply dismiss it by adding ‘Not’

People with faith direct the question up.

Some say it with a sigh, expecting naught!


Sometime we don’t know why we do what we do

Sometimes we act on reason

Sometimes we say we just ‘had to”

Sometimes our actions are treason


Why do ‘things’ happen?

In nature it seems there’s a plan.

Why do ‘things’ happen?

In drama we don’t understand.


Why me, or why not, you might ask

I don’t deserve it, or I surely do.

Is it really just chance?

There is no one to ask, no course to pursue.


Why do things always go wrong?

You might ask Murphy, he wrote the book.

Do we find strength, or have it all along?

We know it’s in us…. Just look!


Why ask why, is it something to ponder?

Why am I here, why do I care.

Once you get started your mind tends to wander

Often we find no reason why, is it fair?

Submitted: October 04, 2011

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I just love topics like that.
It flows nicely. I like the rhymes.

Mon, October 10th, 2011 3:13pm


Thanks, I was afraid the message might be too obscure. Glad you liked the message and the style.

Mon, October 10th, 2011 12:54pm

glitter snow426

truly love this, stunning bright indeed!! Well written and down to earth feelings. Excellent piece, love it! You know I often ask, Why to many things in life. Well, my mother in law passed away last year and we were so close, she was a dear sweet lady, my comforting blanket any day, anytime. So, I wrote a story about her, it's called, Incredible Joy, Lovingly Sent. If you have the time, you will enjoy that, it's quite surprising, true to the word real!! Take care, be in touch soon. Thanks for sharing your time with me, it's cool!!

Tue, October 11th, 2011 5:09pm


Thanks for the comment and the invite to read. In fact I did ready your story and was touched by it. I will leave a comment there.

Tue, October 11th, 2011 10:57am


I've heard it said that, in life, there is no fair, only fare, and that's what you pay to ride the bus. Way to question the eternal question! The trick in life is to stop asking why after you are 2, because after that you won't like the answers.

Wed, November 23rd, 2011 1:44am


You always amuse me with your well thought out comments. This one one of my first 5 poems ever. I concur, no answer for why, I don't know why, there just isn't!!

Tue, November 22nd, 2011 8:10pm


Mr. A~
Lovely read!!! A wonderful, easy flow. It was personal and fun! =) Very cute, very good. I like what I see!!! =D
Keep it up, sir, because you are wonderful!!!

Tue, December 6th, 2011 1:59am


Are you trying to make me blush with pride?

Well, ya did!

Very nice comment. Thanks!

Mon, December 5th, 2011 7:17pm

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