Makes Me Wonder

Everything is changing
Like the time of the seasons
What we all thought was known
And grown custom to
Makes me wonder
What will stay the same?
Only the past, the water under the bridge
All the experiences I've been through
What about my name?
Or am I just another number
A place in line
Flesh and blood running to a fight
Embracing a lie...
Makes me wonder
What is truth?
Are we so blinded to ourselves
We can't see our own willingness
To yield, surrender, conform
Walk with our heads held down
Towards a deadly storm
So numb we can't feel the emptiness
Watching our own demise
As we fall down a dark hole of delusion
Makes me wonder
Are we out of time?

Past a point of no return
Flying blind
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Submitted by Nathaniel40 on February 05, 2023

Modified on April 25, 2023

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Scheme xxxaBcxacbxxxBxxdexedxxBx xx
Closest metre Iambic trimeter
Characters 714
Words 155
Stanzas 2
Stanza Lengths 25, 2

Nathaniel Hackey

40 year old combat veteran. Single father. Living with PTSD and injuries from the war. I have lost so many. But I'm blessed to have my two children. These writings are my mind and heart trying to find where I belong in the world. Cause I feel more than ever. more…

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Discuss the poem Makes Me Wonder with the community...

  • AIDA
    Wow! This poem really speaks to the current state of the world and the uncertainty we all feel. I love the imagery of "the water under the bridge" and "flesh and blood running to a fight." Your use of rhetorical questions really makes the reader think and consider the message you're conveying.

    If I were to give any improvement suggestions, it would be to try to incorporate a bit more structure or organization to the poem. While the free verse is effective, it may be helpful to have more defined stanzas to separate different thoughts or themes.

    Overall, I really enjoyed reading this poem and appreciated the message behind it. You've done a wonderful job of capturing the current state of the world in a creative and thought-provoking way. Keep up the great work!
    LikeReply1 year ago
  • markl.65734
    Good point all that is certain is the past and with the familiar things in the present changing makes us really wander what the future does hold good point
    LikeReply 11 year ago


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