Wednesday, August 30, 2006

WHAT I DONT KNOW

I don't know why the earth is round
I don't know why we go round and round.

I don't know why I do what I do
I don't know why I feel sad sometimes too.

I don't know why I feel joy inside
I don't know why he stays by my side.

I don't know why he loves me so
I don't know why he gives me hope.

I don't know why people die
I don't know why people lie.

I don't know what gods plan is
I don't know if I believe in Him.

I don't know why the children go hungry
I don't know why it makes me so angry.
I don't know why they are sick and dying
I don't know if God is smiling or sighing.

I don't know why the rich get richer
I don't know why the poor remain poor.

I don't know why there is injustice in this world
I don't know what all this fighting is for.
I don't know why there is misery and woe.
I don't know whether to live or to go.

I don't know why there is sunshine or rain.
I don't know why the earth is sometimes fruitful
And sometimes plain.

I don't know what purpose I have on this earth
I don't know what I should do the rest of my life.
I don't know what would become of my family
if I were to die.
And I don't know if there is an after life.

I really don't know why.

DO YOU HAVE ANSWER'S TO ALL YOUR QUESTIONS?

Does anyone know how I can fix my blog. I lost my side bar and blogrolling and the archives and profile skipped to the bottom. I dont know how to fix it. thanks.

102 comments:

Shankari 2:20 PM  

I am not alone! I have a whole bunch of questions too..we r all on the same boat!

samuru999 3:42 PM  

Starry
That was beautiful and very sad too!
and brought tears to my eyes!

Now, I need to take a long walk!
But, I do thank you for it!
-Margie:)

Keshi 4:32 PM  

aww Starry reading this was like reading my mind. I have the same Qns all the time and many more. I really don't know many things in this world...

don't know why so many ppl fight day in n out...

don't know why see only bloodshed these days on TV..

don't know why Im here on Earth looking at these things and feeling like my hands r tied...

don't know why Im here...

don't know why I feel sad as much as I feel happy...

don't know know when my life will end and if that will bring me real peace...

don't know if loving my loved-ones is all gonna be NOTHING at the end of my life.


Keshi.

Twisted DNA 4:35 PM  

Very beautifully put! I don't know what else to say :)

indianangel 5:08 PM  

The answer to your question: I dont know :)

Mumbai Guy 6:03 PM  

Dear Starry,
What happened? Where had you been and why all these questions?

I don't know why Starry is not smiling today :(

- M.

p.s. Cheer up.

Blessed 6:12 PM  

I too have many questions. I do not have all the answers but some of your questions I do feel that I do know some of the answers.
Sometimes I feel that some of our questions we don't really need the answers and some questions we will eventually know the answers. But I like have my questions so I can be curious, wonder and keep my mind thinking and imagining.
Blessing!

Anali 6:38 PM  

Your writing conjures up so much emotion. I have many questions too.

ari4u 6:40 PM  

i think i pulled a muscle in my brain thinking of the answers :D lol. All these Q's made me hungry, I'm off to the kitchen. :) :) Have a nice day.

P.S: dont mind my goofy mood, hunger pangs are really killing me :D

b v n 7:06 PM  

really nice one...touching and made me think for sometime too...was really hard *thinking part* :)

did you try googling for answers,lemme try..will let you know :))))

starry nights 7:25 PM  

Shankari..nice to know we all have these questions in our minds.

starry nights 7:26 PM  

Margie..sorry to mke you sad.it was not my intention, just how i feel.

starry nights 7:27 PM  

Keshi..never thought so many of you had the same questions and are searching for the answers.

starry nights 7:27 PM  

Twisted dna..thanks.

starry nights 7:28 PM  

Indian angel..you are on the same boat as me.

starry nights 7:29 PM  

Mumbai guy..sometimes when I am alone I think of these things and have no answers.thank you .starry will smile for you :)

starry nights 7:30 PM  

Thank you blessed.I know that sometimes we are better off not knowing the answers but some we need to know.

starry nights 7:31 PM  

Anali..many questions like me?

starry nights 7:32 PM  

Ari4u..sometimes you have to have a full stomach to think straight.hope you had a good meal. now I am waiting for the answers.

starry nights 7:33 PM  

Bvn..I dont think google will have these answers because it has to come from the heart.

anand 7:44 PM  

well what would life be if we had all the answers?
Wouldnt we all just be god then?

samuru999 7:57 PM  

Starry
I think I have the answer to one of your questions.
Is God smiling or sighing?
I belive he does both!
He smiles at all the goodness in the world.
And, he sighs at all the ugliness
of the world!
He is smiling dowm on you right now....
so you smile too!
OK!
-Margie:)

starry nights 8:01 PM  

Margie..thanks.:)

Lera 8:11 PM  

Beautiful: This life is a mystery —Beautiful .. live it. Living the mystery of life totally is a joy. Becoming the mystery is divine. You are a mystery..:)

starry nights 8:20 PM  

Lera you are right life is a mystery.

priya 8:44 PM  

/I don't know why people die/

I can only say time factor. We are counted during birth and for death too.

/I don't know if I believe in Him/
I am not an ethiest, but do pray.

/I don't know if God is smiling or sighing/
We have never seen a god, but worship in different forms as ancestors said. If believed, god does both to show the facts of life.

/I don't know why the poor remain poor/

Will be as long as they can work on their xyz.

/I don't know what all this fighting is for/
Evolution of man- divide and rule.

/ don't know whether to live or to go/
We remain as long as our intuition says, " u r ok".

/I don't know what purpose I have on this earth/

It is soul searching. We can do more, but we have walls within us to come out.

/I don't know what would become of my family
if I were to die/
It will go on with the next generation.

/And I don't know if there is an after life/

We don't see a whole lot with one life. We need to come back in different forms to see the world.


Starry: Your poems are so depth and has a life, but ther is a sorrow beneath it.

starry nights 8:56 PM  

priya..thanks for answering some of my Why's.

Aditi 9:11 PM  

No I have a whole lotta questions but no answers.. i guess we can believe that somewhere there is justice.. somewhere there is a settling of accounts..
somewhere.. someone is watching..

passerby55 9:41 PM  

lalitha! you don;t know!!??!!

because you are a wonderful soul and U are GOD's most loving child, so unique....

you fail to see the inside. you are busy seeing outside.

we as your readers see the inside of you ..... bye

Alexis Leon 9:53 PM  

I don't know whether I know the answers
I don't know what I know is right or wrong

southpaw 10:33 PM  

Friend u got me thinking.....

Has to be me 11:27 PM  

Starry thats so beautiful & its so sad too. All I wld say is to "Trust in God". He sure knows how to take care of all us! After all he is the creator...so just leave it all to him.

Srijith Unni 11:43 PM  

Good Poem.

Some of the questions which shall sadly remain unanswered.
Plenty of thought and introspection has gone into these lines..
Bravo!!!

With Best Regards,
Srijith Unni.

Pavithra 12:07 AM  

Good post/poem.
Everyone has a lot of questions.
Some questions don't have answers.
Others get answered as time passes.
If we start searching for answers we get more questions.

Rest assured, He who brought you here knows how to use you.

seriously_frivolous 2:05 AM  

Beautiful! I often think, there are answers to all of these questions that crop up once in a way. Jus that we dont have the time and sustained inclination to go after those answers.

You know...some times dont be too eager to get to know a secret, it might jus change your life

The Brown eyed one 2:10 AM  

The poem stirred some kinda emotion in me. I'm sure we all have too many questions and very few answers.

sophie 3:11 AM  

ingnorance is many times bliss
its better not to know
than knowing many things...

Aparna 3:27 AM  

oh.. that reminds me of the song from KNPH.. kyu chalti hai pawan.. kyu jhoomei hai gagan.. pa pa pa :-)

Suji 4:30 AM  
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Suji 4:31 AM  

The sad and bad things exist so that we can appreciate the good things and value them.

karmic_jay 4:33 AM  

So many questions and too few answers. Very poignant.
Maybe I am an existentialist and I don't think too much. The questions will answer themselves over time.

And I can be shallow too.. so go figure :)

Neers 5:12 AM  

:) oh... of course!! lotsa 'em.. and then again, sometimes... its jus imp to have questions... a beginning at least... :)

alex 5:39 AM  

Well at different points during the course of our lives, we come up with diffrent answers for all these, but as we live on, the answers to these questions ought to change.
Never can we say for sure that we have answers to all these questions because this is what constitutes the beauty of life. :)

ishita 6:07 AM  

we never have answers to all our questions...and u seemed to have echoed my thoughts...'tis beautifully written:)...

Dotm 6:24 AM  

A lot of thought went into this post. Enough to keep my mind thinking.
I want to appology to you and thank you for signing my Guest Book. I had forgotten where to go to accept new people who signed. I was looking around a few minutes ago and came across two new signatures, yours and Daves and have added them to my book. Thanks again.
Sounds like you had a fun Birthday party for J. A late happy birthday to him.

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christabelle 8:01 AM  

so many unanswered questions playing on my mind too.

... why do good pple always die and bad guys stay around for a very long time.
Hm.

sudhav 8:10 AM  

lalitha, these are the questions that are really hard to get answers..but indeed we all have these q's in mind..so very true..

Anonymous,  8:58 AM  

Have you changed your settings lalitha? I cant see your old posts too.

starry nights 9:35 AM  

Aditi..thanks.

starry nights 9:36 AM  

Passerby..thanks for your kind comments.

starry nights 9:38 AM  

Chandni..thank you.

starry nights 9:38 AM  

Alexis..thanks.Yes we dont know right or wrong.

starry nights 9:39 AM  

Southpaw..well now I may get some answers.

starry nights 9:39 AM  

Has to be me..thank you.

starry nights 9:40 AM  

Srijith..thank you.

starry nights 9:41 AM  

Pavithra..thank you.yes a lot of questions may get answered as time passes.

starry nights 9:41 AM  

Brown eyed one..thank you.

starry nights 9:42 AM  

Sophie..true ignorance is bliss but I still have to know the answers to some questions.

starry nights 9:43 AM  

Aparna..have not heard this song. thanks.

starry nights 9:44 AM  

Seriously-privilous..maybe it is better to have unanswered questions.

starry nights 9:45 AM  

Suji..thank you.

starry nights 9:46 AM  

Thank you jay.

starry nights 9:47 AM  

Neers..thanks.

starry nights 9:47 AM  

Alex..thanks .I never looked at in this way that.Never can we say for sure that we have answers to all these questions because this is what constitutes the beauty of life.

starry nights 9:48 AM  

Ishita..thanks.

starry nights 9:48 AM  

Christabelle..thank you

starry nights 9:49 AM  

Sudha..thanks.

starry nights 9:49 AM  

Annonymous..dont know what happened.I lost all my setings dont know what to do.can u help.

Neers 9:55 AM  

do go to settings and template and that might give you some idea.

priya 10:29 AM  

Do you have a backup of your template starry??

Go to template and check it out. Do not save anything until you can preview it and seel all.

If you see everything, just copy all and save it in your file.

priya 10:32 AM  

For sidebar, you have to modify a little at template.

Whne you scroll, youc an see Main; side bar; content.

Just change the width size and preview. Do not save until you are done. If not make a not of previous width in notepad and continue playing with the size until u r fine.

Robyn 10:35 AM  

that is lovely and very sad at the same time. No I don't have answers to ALL my questions. I guess I'm learning some of the answers each and every day!

Robyn

PS Re: your blog format - Did you add a large pic to your blog? sometimes it takes up too much space for the sidebar to fit on the left/right. You might want to try shrinking one of your pics that seems to large (this exact same thing happened to me).

Id it is 12:44 PM  

I have a whole load of questions, and no, I don't have answers to most of them. However, I'm not sure I really want to know those answers because then this enigma of living would be resolved and life would be the drearier for it. I think we all enjoy the unpredictability of life to quite an extent, even though it gives us cause to complain.
Nice poem.

Sarah 5:42 PM  

I never knew..

Cyberkitty 7:16 PM  

If I knew the answers to those questons, folks would be worshipping me...beautiful poem though !

geetha 7:22 PM  

Some questions just can't be answered.. and we all know that :(

BTW, may be you have added some links (or pictures) too wide for teh sidebar.. so it moves down for a bigger width. Did you do any changes to the sidebar?

Hip Grandma 7:32 PM  

lalitha,
each of us have a role to play in this world.and life is a mixture of good and bad.Only good will also not be good.Goodness can be appreciated better when one faces bad times.cheer up!

Keshi 9:24 PM  

yeah...and I don't know one more thing....if we will ever find the answers.

Keshi.

KK 9:30 PM  

Wow!! thats a lot of questions...I seldom get questions like these...most of the questions that pop up in my head will end up coming as a post on my blog :)

KK 9:31 PM  

Did you add anything to your sidebar?? generally things get rolled at the bottom when there is not enough space in the side bar.

Known Stranger 11:26 PM  

i know all the answers for that you dont know but i dont know how to answer you

southpaw 1:16 AM  

I don't know why the earth is round
I don't know why we go round and round.

-The answer is there in the line itself, the earth was made round so that we go round and round and understand the basic law of the nature that u can run, u can hide but u can’t escape what u do.

I don't know why I do what I do
I don't know why I feel sad sometimes too.
-Look back at every move u took and u’ll know why we did what we do and the reason we feel sad sometimes is due to the monotonous act we go thru time and time again.

I don't know why I feel joy inside
I don't know why he stays by my side.
-The moment something happens apart from the stereotypical act ,it satisfies the sould within and that feeling is I think is happiness and the reason he stays by ur side is that u provide that same change what he does to ur stereotyped existence.

I don't know why he loves me so
I don't know why he gives me hope.
-I already answered why he loves u so and the reason he gives u hope is coz u gave him the same when he went thru what u r today.

I don't know why people die
I don't know why people lie.
-Scientifically every thing comes with an expiry date and philosophically ppl hv to perish so that the newer breed can go thru the same hell and they don’t feel deprived of the fun of being existed.

I don't know what gods plan is
I don't know if I believe in Him.
-His plan is pretty simple, make us go thru hell and heaven what we created by our own hands and yes u do believe in Him or else these questions wud hv never aroused in ur mind.

I don't know why the children go hungry
I don't know why it makes me so angry.
I don't know why they are sick and dying
I don't know if God is smiling or sighing.
-Childrens go hungry coz of the terrible imbalance we hv created from ages and it makes u angry coz u feel helpless looking at the situation and not able to do anything about it. And the imbalance has gone beyond God’s capacity so he also has no option but to smile at his blunder and sigh at the miseries.

I don't know why the rich get richer
I don't know why the poor remain poor.
-It is again a man-made situation , the same terrible imbalance i was talking abt earlier.

I don't know why there is injustice in this world
I don't know what all this fighting is for.
I don't know why there is misery and woe.
I don't know whether to live or to go.
-It is first necessary to hv a clear definition of justice and then only we can do about the injustice prevailing in the society, what they r fighting for, they r all fighting to prove their blunders right and thats why we hv the misery and woe all over and that same misery is confusing u for ur own existence, but never mind, u’ll prevail, after all everything’s man-made.

I don't know why there is sunshine or rain.
I don't know why the earth is sometimes fruitful
And sometimes plain.
-Philosophically it was granted to maintain the balance which we hv screwed terribly.

I don't know what purpose I have on this earth
I don't know what I should do the rest of my life.
I don't know what would become of my family
if I were to die.
And I don't know if there is an after life.
-You will hardly find any person on this earth who really knows his purpose on this earth so its better not to think abt all that instead try and not mess up the situation all the more and take life as it comes, as far as ur family is concerned even they might be thinking in their own capacities abt everything u hv mentioned, so the show will go on as its supposed to be….

I really don't know why.
-Don’t go for the why, go with, that it did happened and u gotta hang on to it till u breath ur last….

P.s:- Mind u this was what I felt, there’s nothing against any particular individual on this earth.

Neers 3:11 AM  

heyyy Starry... am humbled!! thanks! :)

dumbdodi 3:43 AM  

Questions, Questions and more Questions. Same here...no answers though.
Everyday for last week I have been wanting to write and anything I think about brings so many questions in my mind..and I am getting entrapped in the web of questions...Could relate to your poem..thanks...

BTW hope you are able to fix your blog..

Don Iannone 4:36 AM  

Starry Nights...A beautiful poem. Enjoyed it very much.

My answer to your 'question' is quite simple: Questions are what propel us in life. There are questions (n) because we question (v). Each of us is a living question that unfolds every moment in every day. 'Quest' is the front end of the word 'question.' Life is a 'quest' for each of us.

starry nights 10:32 AM  

Southpaw..thank you so much for analysing my questions and trying to give me answers.really sweet of you.

starry nights 10:33 AM  

Dumbdodi..thanks.so many questions like me and so few answers.

starry nights 10:35 AM  

Robyn..nice I did not. Ithink I accidently erased some of the template asettings and dont know how to retrieve it.

starry nights 10:36 AM  

immigrant in canada..thanks.

starry nights 10:37 AM  

Don..thank you .so true life is a quest.

starry nights 10:37 AM  

Cyberkitty..thanks.

starry nights 10:38 AM  

Id it is..thank you

starry nights 10:39 AM  

Geetha..thank you. no I did not. dont know what happened.

starry nights 10:39 AM  

Preeta..true. thank you

lovemarks 12:24 PM  

sometimes it's best to leave some questions unanswered...like also accepting some answers for what they are... :)

Anonymous,  11:59 PM  

Good questons?

Dr@ma Div@ 12:11 AM  
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richunderconstruction 4:39 AM  

beautiful.. some ques n more.
mayb some ques one needs to live with, n carry with them, questions which give rise to thghts, thghts which offer probabilities..

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