Don’t Ask


Do not ask me what I have seen

For I have seen it all

I have seen the best that man can be

And witnessed the worst of humanity

I have seen the most beautiful of skies

Reflected in the tears of a child’s eyes

I have seen love in all its splendor

The moments when life is tender

I have seen death in unclosed eyes

And hate in every disguise

Never have I been blind

To all that life shows


Do not ask me what I have heard

For I have heard it all

I have heard the promises we say

And the words that people pray

I have heard gossip by the ton

Judgements cast on everyone

I have heard words that lift the soul

And hatred with virulent toll

I have heard sage advice given youth

And news offered without truth

Never have I been deaf

To all that life proclaims


Do not ask me to render knowledge

From all I have seen and heard

The only thing that I have learned

Is being surprised at life’s every turn

And I am still learning as I go

Seeing all the things I do not know

Changing the beliefs held dear

As things become more clear

And through this entire rendition

Never given life’s great definition

Do not ask me what I know

I still have a way to go


10 Responses to “Don’t Ask”
  1. beth says:

    even after experiencing so much, we all have so much to learn

  2. kristianw84 says:

    There is still so much to learn from life, and I am glad you recognize this. I will not ask for specifics, but I still want to hear all your stories!

  3. Life is full of surprises. You’ve said it well my friend!

  4. I have but the smallest of inklings of things you have seen, heard and experience, and even that minute amount of knowledge brings me sadness to know of what you’ve endured.

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