Questions that beg a reply
Answers more complicated than they belie
For who really knows who they are?
To discover this you may travel both near and far
Who does not struggle with reasons for existence?
Unanswered questions of such burning persistence?
After all these years, of a few things I am certain
Happiness lies within, to be unveiled like a curtain
To seek it in things, will satisfy a few
But then they will persevere, in gaining, all anew
For greed continues to raise its ugly head
A testament to guilty pleasure, borne & bred
All struggles & strife may cut like a knife
But without them, who has truly lived life?
We need to grow, to experience and learn
A world of adventure awaits those who yearn
That thrill of discovery is so real and pervasive
Without it emotions are never invasive
So how to conclude this philosophical deluge?
Quite simply I say, we all need to pray
That we live each moment,
Without the future’s portent
For what’s past is past
And was never meant to last
Those who pass through our lives like strangers
Others who endure & linger without danger
Those that cause you pain & pleasure
Regardless of why, treat it like treasure
For it is in others actions and your response to them
That you will discover the truth of who, what & why you, are you.
~ By Rula Zein-Iddin