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When disaster strikes,
when tragic loss of lives occurs,
why do we second guess ourselves
after the fact?
Why do we have to look back?
Why do we say,
“What if I had only said  _______,
or done _______ ?”
Why do we search for answers when there are none,
or the answers are beyond us in their complexity?
What do we gain when the past won’t change?
Will it help if there is something or someone to blame?

How can we cope when we have no control?
Where can we run, when futility finds us?
When will we abandon wasteful rhetoric?

Why do we keep asking “Why”,
crying, WHYYYYY?


It is futile to ask the wind, the sky, the universe.
Of no value.
To no avail.
And vain.
A waste of faith.
A waste of time,
especially if one knows The One
Who knows the answers,
the One who kindly, lovingly, comforts us
when the only word that will come is “why”.
The One who will, on our day, answer us without being asked,
for He already knows why
we continuously,
ask . . .



5 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. ronald long
    May 06, 2014 @ 08:42:04

     Thought provoking, and I like to think. Len, you keep these coming and I hope you know why you write them. All is well here but I eagerly await our Lord’s return. It is so dry here we have very few weeds this year. It is nearing the biblical drought condition spoken of in the old testament…ron

    From what well are we drawing our strength? ….ron

    1 Samuel 30:6     Now David was greatly distressed, for the people spoke of stoning him, because the soul of all the people was grieved, every man for his sons and his daughters. But David strengthened himself in the Lord his God.


  2. Carol Ann Hoel
    May 05, 2014 @ 11:50:38

    Beautiful poem – the question and the answer. We have all been there, too often. The sweetest reality is that “why” doesn’t matter anyway. Jesus is the answer, the cure, the future, remedy to the past, and our dearest pleasure in the present. We must tear ourselves away from all our introspection and look at Jesus. Why do we torture ourselves? Thanks for making my day. Blessings to you, gloryteller…


    • Gloryteller
      May 05, 2014 @ 14:32:23

      I have been catching up on your site lately. I’ve found it entertaining and inspiring. I’m sorry for not having the time nor taking the time to reply but I am enjoying your writing.
      Blessings right back! You are always able to see the heart of my posts and express them from your own lovely viewpoint.
      Yes, we must look away from ourselves (our selfs) and right at Jesus!
      Thanks, C.A.

    • Carol Ann Hoel
      May 05, 2014 @ 18:54:43

      I’m glad you are reading my posts. I enjoy reading your posts, also. Your writing voice and style are unique and engaging, and your messages are exactly what we all need and want to hear. Blessings to you, Len…

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