“¿Por que?”

“¿Por que?”

A Poem by Melanie Jane Boicourt Shanks

There are no small parts in the play of life,

whether you carry a badge or a knife.

You play your part with the things that you do.

You're the actor and director of you.

When looking for your own inspiration,

take yourself on a little vacation,

A private get-away into your mind,

where the playwright and the script you will find.

You'll know just who you are and who to be;

the small and big picture you will then see.

It's all inside of you, all of the time.

It will never cost you, even a dime.

Nourishment and breath are all that you need.

But there is so much more on which you feed;

challenges, and pain, and vises galore.

I look all around and wonder what for.

“Why?” is the question I ponder each day.

“Because.” is the only answer to say.

As they say in Spanish, “¿Por que? .Porque.” 

I say “¿Por que no?” because that's my way.

© 2012 Melanie Jane Boicourt Shanks

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Very nicely done. Great fist line and positive message.

Posted 9 Years Ago

1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

i like this alot kind of thought provoking to me .. overall i thought that the rhyme was good and imagery was great too..nice job.

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Added on July 29, 2010
Last Updated on May 21, 2012
Tags: inspiration, mind, ourself, playwright, script


Melanie Jane Boicourt Shanks
Melanie Jane Boicourt Shanks

Fort Wayne, IN

I have been writing since I knew how. Before that I would just draw pictures to tell a story. My true passion is poetic lyrics. That is mostly what I am inspired to write. I have been dabbling in othe.. more..


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