Thats The Why Of It
Author: Pamela O'Brien


I remember when I was young and I used to ask my mother,
Why the sky above our heads is such a vibrant color,
And I'll never forget the way she tilted up my head,
And told me very simply, that thats the why of it.
She explained to me that sometimes we do not have all the answers,
That friends will fade and times will change and people die from cancer.
And as I grew up into a young woman I always remembered her words,
I used them as protection against all the things that hurt.
And so I remember when my heart was torn in two,
Asking my mother how to cope, and what to do,
And I'll never forget the way it seemed so long ago,
That she said to me so simply, that she really didn't know.


Comments on this poem/writing:

shan ( -- Tuesday, October 8 2002, 01:29 am


i love the way you put your words.. they are beautifully put. my grandmother said those words to me too
ROY ( -- Wednesday, October 9 2002, 10:42 am

how sweet

give more with you growing heart--you touched with it in words so sweet
Pamela ( -- Friday, October 11 2002, 12:50 am

Growing Up

Shan, isn't it wonderful how two people that are so far from each other can share such magical words? And Roy, thank you for your encouragement :o)
Roy ( -- Friday, October 11 2002, 09:30 am

check guest book for my address

i have been swimming thru your words and hard to get out of your crystal blue waters--i look fwd to your next wave of refreshment
roy--- ( -- Saturday, October 12 2002, 05:02 am

where is somemore poems?--I was busy and wrote I don't know-Protect the Children and Inner room--Becky gave us a new one
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