Especially Now

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

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 4 months ago

        Thanks, Robin. Glad you enjoyed it.

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        Robin Carretti 4 months ago from Hightstown

        You pulled in the words creative and spoke the way it is the now and the why thanks so much I enjoyed your read

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        shanmarie 4 months ago

        Yes and no, Flourish. It was written shortly after an end to one, bit the thought process was also applying to life experiences in general.

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        FlourishAnyway 4 months ago from USA

        The feeling of grief for a relationship and the resulting sensemaking process are evident in this poem.

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        shanmarie 4 months ago

        Thanks for sharing that, Dream On. I appreciate that more than you know.

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        DREAM ON 4 months ago

        I enjoy reading and all it takes is one word to set my mind a fire. For whatever reason I will read that word over and over again. Sometimes out loud other times silently. I don't know how to explain it. When one word just sounds right. I have never told anyone and your hub triggers those words I love to think about and later dream about. Thank you for sharing and giving so much. I have so many why's and I switch to the how's and see what makes it happen. That makes it more fun. Have a super night.

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        shanmarie 6 months 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 6 months 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 8 months ago

        Glad it made you think. Thanks, Nell.

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        Nell Rose 8 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 8 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 8 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 8 months ago

        Thank you, Chitrangada. I appreciate that.

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        Chitrangada Sharan 8 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 8 months ago

        Thanks, Clive.

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        Clive Williams 8 months ago from Jamaica

        twisting...i like.

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        shanmarie 8 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 8 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 8 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 8 months ago from The Beautiful South

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


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