Wondering Why

Wondering Why

A Poem by Stella Armour
"

the angst of the young

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Rocks against which tormented waves crash

into whirlpools of desolation

wondering why.

 

Knowing that there are depths beneath where

calm and peace can still the mind

only for the good.

 

Just elusive dreams too deep to find for the

ungodly, too far away to reach

for the unbelieving.

 

And so they thrash at the foot of mountains

too high to climb, weep into the tide

swimming against it.

 

Then drown without ever having embraced

the rocks, admired the mountains, rested

on the tide of time.

 

Angry young waves that are frightened

and lost, spinning in whirlpools

always wondering why.

 

 

© Stella Armour 2016

 

 

 


© 2017 Stella Armour



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The "young waves"...and "whirlpools" of young minds- bouncing off each other in a fictional cyber-world. Such an eloquent, beautifully metaphoric poem. Is it a quality inherent to youth- the egocentrism? Or perhaps it is pervasive.I hear the tolling of a bell for humanity in it's very nature. Kudos and thank you for this poetic question.

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Stella Armour

1 Month Ago

Thank you Annette, so much angst among our young people, it really isn't healthy when they have so m.. read more



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i find this with many of my students....apathetic or angry, or just frustrated, feeling there is little they can do to change things...so they give up on that and live in their own little worlds of texting and parties---going to school and working, but feeling they are merely biding their time---

not being able to really appreciate the good things in life which right there within reach.
j.

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Stella Armour

1 Month Ago

That is it in a nutshell Jacob, maybe it is becoming a vicious circle... parents not raising childre.. read more
~Just elusive dreams too deep to find for the
ungodly, too far away to reach
for the unbelieving.~

Teach them to believe, to have faith, in themselves before anyone else, let them come to us for answers they need to know helping them before they give up, setting on the side of the road leaving time to pass before them, this sensitive area in life needs attention and care, open arms and mind, understanding that they feel lost because they still need to find their true self, Your poem is deep and understanding, with really good images, thank You dear Stella, always a pleasure to read new things from You.

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Stella Armour

1 Month Ago

Thank you my friend , so many do not want to find the light, this is the problem .. you cannot help .. read more
Light

1 Month Ago

Oh! ask me about it!!! Yes my dear, the answer is always "You", if You don't want to help Yourself,.. read more
Stella Armour

1 Month Ago

exactly, they have to look further than expecting others to pick them up all the time.. they swim ag.. read more
The "young waves"...and "whirlpools" of young minds- bouncing off each other in a fictional cyber-world. Such an eloquent, beautifully metaphoric poem. Is it a quality inherent to youth- the egocentrism? Or perhaps it is pervasive.I hear the tolling of a bell for humanity in it's very nature. Kudos and thank you for this poetic question.

Posted 1 Month Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Stella Armour

1 Month Ago

Thank you Annette, so much angst among our young people, it really isn't healthy when they have so m.. read more
Sign of the times Stella. Are the Gods telling us of our abuse of the earth but here to show beauty. We up root .We destroy. We take for granted. The message is clear but do we heed? Thought provoking piece

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Stella Armour

1 Month Ago

Thank you Kitty, some of this younger generation see nothing but themselves :(
kitty

1 Month Ago

We can but hope for a better tomorrow. Have a good week.

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