Especially Now

Updated on October 9, 2017
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Shannon is a passionate individual whose feelings and thoughts sometimes spill onto the pages in the form of poetry.

I thought that if I found the why's I could find the how's

But do the why's even matter now?

Because all that is really important is the how

When there is no other time but now

Still, the trick, I believe, is learning how

To believe it always and forever, especially now

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      shanmarie 2 weeks ago

      Thank you, MsDora. This poem meant something to me when I wrote it, but I thought it might be more of a riddle to others trying to make sense of it. Glad you found something helpful in it.

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      Dora Weithers 2 weeks ago from The Caribbean

      Shanmarie, I always think that when I ask how, there'll be some possible answer that I failed to consider. Your two last lines are very helpful.

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      shanmarie 2 months ago

      Glad it made you think. Thanks, Nell.

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      Nell Rose 2 months ago from England

      So many questions and yet we sometimes know or do not know the answers. great poem that made me think!

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      shanmarie 2 months ago

      So glad to hear you say that, pop. What more could I ask for? In this case, you make me feel successful. :)

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      breakfastpop 2 months ago

      This is the kind of work that begs me to read it over and over again to discover new meanings.

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      shanmarie 2 months ago

      Thank you, Chitrangada. I appreciate that.

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      Chitrangada Sharan 2 months ago from New Delhi, India

      Excellent poem, so well expressed!

      This is called saying more, with less words.

      Thank You for sharing!

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      shanmarie 2 months ago

      Thanks, Clive.

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      Clive Williams 2 months ago from Nibiru

      twisting...i like.

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      shanmarie 2 months ago

      Haha, Jackie. I too tend to talk a lot if I am interested in something or chatting with someone I really like, trust, etc.... So I can't say much about that and I understand. As for saying a lot with less, I can do that quite often in poetry format. Not sure why it's so easy for me that way. Maybe because that way, people don't necessarily need to interpret my meaning for the words.

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      shanmarie 2 months ago

      It's not the first riddle I've written. Maybe sometimes I just think too much and want others to contemplate too . I thought this one might confuse everyone but me, though. Thanks for understanding it, Bill. LOL

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      Bill Holland 2 months ago from Olympia, WA

      One of the eternal quests of life. There is so much said here without saying it, one of those riddles we all ponder as we stumble through this life.

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      Jackie Lynnley 2 months ago from The Beautiful South

      Great poem, Shannon. Inspires me to say more with less words! (This coming from a blabbermouth.)