World Question

World Question

A Chapter by Debbie Barry

A poem about existence.


World Question


September 28, 1988

I have more questions.
I am asking again.
I don't know why
I have so many questions.

I wish I did.
All of today's questions
Start with why.

Why are we here?
Why are we lonely?
Why is there anger,

Or hatred?
Or war?
Why is there death,
Or divorce,
Or pain?

Why isn't the world
A happier place?
Why can't people
Get along?

Why can't everyone
Just be friends?
Why don't love,
And joy,
And kindness,
And compassion
Rule the world?

Why aren't humans
More humane?



© 2017 Debbie Barry

Author's Note

Debbie Barry
I wrote this when I was 19. I started looking outward again.

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Added on November 9, 2017
Last Updated on November 9, 2017
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Debbie Barry
Debbie Barry

Clarkston, MI

I live with my husband in southeastern Michigan with our two cats, Mister and Goblin. We enjoy exploring history through French and Indian War re-enactment and through medieval re-enactment in the So.. more..