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From Whence

Hal O’Leary

We have a universe…from whence and where?
Must we conclude beginning without end,
Defying reason, turning to a prayer?
We’re left a puzzle we cannot transcend.

Must we conclude beginning without end?
It’s not a thought that we can tolerate.
We’re left a puzzle we cannot transcend.
But yet the need to know will not abate.

It’s not a thought that we can tolerate.
The tendency is, just to let it lie.
But yet the need to know will not abate.
Our better nature will insist we try.

The tendency is just to let it lie.
The quest for answer will not go away.
Our better nature will insist we try.
That’s what we’re left with much to our dismay.

The quest for answer will not go away,
Defying reason, turning to a prayer.
That’s what we’re left with, much to our dismay,
We have a universe. From whence and where?

Tagged: Hal O'Leary, Issue Three, poetry, Summer 2013

July 8, 2013