A Poem by jen -- JG

for the "Quickie Poetry " contest






What a simple word

And it easily sleeps with why.

A child asks "why?" endlessly

A parent answers "Because"

An endless circle of questions

and answers going nowhere.



ã Copyright jen-JG 2nd September 2008

© 2008 jen -- JG

Author's Note

jen -- JG
Anything you wish to say - honesty is good

My Review

Would you like to review this Poem?
Login | Register


my daughter is five and I have yet to say because as I heard it way too often and it never set well with me. I smill to see your words. :-)


Posted 12 Years Ago

Very true and an intresting topic to boot.
I liked it.

Posted 12 Years Ago

A true observation very well-penned. It never seemed adequate for me to answer my daughter's "why" with anything less than a good explanation. I'd like to think that fact helped prepare her for the teaching career she chose. Yes, I do like your poem for its honesty and ability to get us to smile while considering the right answer to "why" may not be "because!" Sharon

Posted 12 Years Ago

Its a poem with a true message well presented.

Posted 12 Years Ago

A short power-packed poem."What a simple word and it easily sleeps with why."- mind blowing

Posted 12 Years Ago

How very true this is, you are realy good with the quickies.

Posted 12 Years Ago

Short poem with so much meaning behind it. Perfect - loved this one, too.

Posted 12 Years Ago

Oh so true.. Why, I still wonder..


Posted 12 Years Ago

Request Read Request
Add to Library My Library
Subscribe Subscribe


8 Reviews
Added on September 3, 2008


jen -- JG
jen -- JG

Melbourne, Australia

I enjoy reading, writing and watching movies. There are two adorable cats in our household who give us much pleasure. i enjoy writing poetry of most kinds, rhyme - open verse - and often anything a.. more..


Related Writing

People who liked this story also liked..