I Did Not Casually Wonder

I Did Not Casually Wonder

A Poem by Adam Light

It still needs some tweaking, and it's quite a revealing poem, but I must publish this now.


I did not casually wonder

if living life was right for me,

as if it was a thing to ponder

as I played philosophy.  

It was considered deeply,

and for years and years,

while anguish, pain, and torment

stormed on between my ears.  

Life was the greatest riddle,

and I would prove my merit

by solving the grand enigma,

if my wits could bear it.  

And if I could not bear it,

I'd never be satisfied,

So I would abide by logic

and die by suicide.  


I never solved the riddle

and yet, I am still here.

An objective why alludes me

but my courage is sincere. 

I'll always be a ponderer

but in different way,

for my wits can serve a purpose

now, knowing that I'll stay.  

© 2017 Adam Light

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Added on September 11, 2017
Last Updated on December 17, 2017
Tags: philosophy, suicide, riddle, life, purpose, courage, meaning


Adam Light
Adam Light


I write things that I think are worth remembering and living up to. My poetry helps me makes decisions and grow. Most of my poems are short, rhyme, and have a point to them. more..

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