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Nobody has the answers
But everybody has the Y’s.

Speculations of a faultless green pasture,
Based on a line of best fit that was drawn to lie.

The solution is a sequence of random numbers and dates.
In addition to a complicated sum of love, grief, fear and hate.

Which form a unique equation that can never be revealed.
It’s the only bit of ignorance that still remains concealed.

Even though we may feel defenseless.

The possibilities are endless.

The opportunities are relentless.

Opinions become senseless

And still we lie restless.

Attempting to solve the unsolvable

And control the uncontrollable.

To know the unknowable.

Kela Lewis-Morin
Something I wrote today when I was on my break at work lol I just got to thinking about the many questions people have that have no possible answer. Also how math and arithmetic cannot be applied to figure out every scenario, some things are not meant to be answered. Well that is what I believe anyway lol I hope it makes sense and I hope you guys like it :)
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Relic-Angel Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This makes me think of my niece and nephews, and that some of the things we know as adults aren't all easy to explain to little ones. ^^; That is one reason I liked this piece, it speaks in volumes
LindArtz Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013
Thought provoking as usual! :)
Lady---Vengeance Featured By Owner May 19, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I really like this. I specifically enjoyed the rhyming style, and the depth of this poem. It's very philosophical and certainly engages the reader into thinking about the meaning of questions. For instance, why ask some questions if there isn't really an answer? Overall, a very thought-provoking and intelligent poem. Well done :)
robostorm Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I quite like this poem. I think that in terms of the style, it was very well done. I liked the rhyme scheme used, I found it unique how the rhymes always sounded natural and the scheme itself is inconsistent which added to the theme of confusion in this poem. I found that this poem had a strong underlying theme of confusion which played off of the certainty of the lines (especially the last ones) because the lines were declarative. The general shape of the lines are aesthetically pleasing so overall really well done, I really have nothing that could have been done better. Great job!
Cionie Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Professional General Artist
I think my favorite thing about this poem is that it doesn't blatantly state a question. There is no question mark, only periods and the reader soon discovers that the author isn't actually asking a question but rather pondering the idea of asking a question. It's very philosophical and even though we've heard these ideas brought up millions of times since the definition of the word "control" they are re-posed here, in an almost new voice. There are no questions, only statements about questions and that's what made the poem unique :)
Jae10 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Lol, math isn't one of my favorite subjects but this poem was great, and says a lot. I enjoyed this! x3
JerryLangdon Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Great poem really like the algorythmus of an unsolved equation "Life!". Never really been a fan of mathmatics as a form of solving questions. Except for from The Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Universe "the answer to the question of life, the universe, and everything is 42". But do like your enthusiastic explanation of the unexplainable. Proof that fate is not a number.
Malintra-Shadowmoon Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
When starting with the first word "questions" you know how to capture the suspense of the reader who wanted to know what the matter with the questions is.
Well, there is some hidden message in it, too. You figure out all the questions people ask themselves but cannot prove or give an answer to. They are riddling, they contradict themselves. It is some kind of addiction to get answers of things unsolved. Probably some hidden kind of fear. Just because they do not know what will come/happen. They are afraid of something new.
Your relation with math seems very logical as the open questions are as infinite as the "lying 8" in math.
Poet-of-the-North Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013
I enjoyed this, espicially woth the math references. Dont see those too much in poetry
Dylan40 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Awesome poem
jackgunski Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013
Overall, I enjoyed you piece. This is mainly because I love math, and think that it gets a bad rap in reference to writing and "the arts" (there HAS to be a better term) in general (see: every one-dimensional stereotypical nerd that's even been on TV ever [I'm looking at you, Big Bang Theory]).Your poem tries to combine math with life, and not the stupid examples your teacher gives you when you ask "how can we use this in real life?" Ultimately, the chaos theory will disrupt any attempt to solve life's problems. Your delusions of grandeur send you deeper into an inescapable pit.

Whether or not your poem actually went this far, therein lies its strength: it makes you think. It leads you to your own conclusions. One person may see the romanticism of the poem and say that some parts of life are unsolvable. Another perfectly logical person may think the protaganist is an idiot who simply dove into a pool without knowing how to swim.

Now that I got the good parts out of the way, there are a couple things that could have been done a BIT differently.
This is not the first time I've seen people incorporate math into poetry, in fact it's pretty established ground from my experience. That doesn't mean anything if your poem brings something new to the table, which this SORT OF accomplishes.
Math to solve love is only briefly mentioned, but if you made that a centerpiece to this poem, this review would have gone much differently (the concept of using math to solve love kinda makes me gag a little).

Overall, this poem was enjoyable. Keep up the good work!
BunnyFroofroo Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013
Lol, I really like this. Your non-consistent rhyme scheme was refreshing, it was also a fun/easy read that got me thinking, which of course caused my brain to ask questions.
I guess the only thing I have to give a tip on improvement would be the punctuation. You put periods where the sentences should be continued like:
In addition to a complicated sum of love, grief, fear and hate.

Which form a unique equation that can never be revealed.
It’s the only bit of ignorance that still remains concealed.
^ If this were in short story format (which I know it's not) there would be a comma after hate and revealed. (but I guess it depends on the writer as well)
Hope I've given you something to think about, and I really liked this piece, thanks you!
poeknowsprose Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013
This is really good! I really like the rhyming scheme at the end, and I really like what you're saying here.
AussieDidge Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Again, very wise words written here. Humans are only capable of doing so much, yet our endless thirst for discovery and knowledge leads us to continually ask the impossible questions, try to come up with those theories and concepts that are flawed at best and downright inaccurate at worst.

It makes perfect sense by the way. In about sixteen lines, you've written our entire existence as most of us know of it. Constantly asking those questions, trying to control everything, desperate to know everything... :hmm:

A wonderful poem here... Good job! =)
Phantasm1 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Oh cool look :). I like the form of this one for some reason.
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