‘Why’ is a child’s question
asked when the world is new.
I adore their point of view.
Why do the birds sing?
Why don’t I have wings?
Why do grown-ups work so much?
Why do armpits tickle when touched?
Why can’t I stay up all through the night?
Why is the sun so hot and so bright?
Why does the moon always change shapes?
Why are there green AND purple grapes?
Why do I have to take a bath?
Why do I have to stay on the path?
So many questions
from those wondering minds.
More questions form from the answers they find.
Until one day, the wondering fades.
Life is just life, black and white answers now have shades.
We learn some ‘Why’s have no answers at all
We find peace in acceptance
of what we don’t know
and instead live life and love life
and continue to grow.