THINGS I STILL DO NOT KNOW

One reason I love to walk in the silence of the morning…with the stars and moon aglow…is how it reminds me, every day, of all the things I do not know.

 

Our world is filled with a diversity of wonders…in all kinds and shapes and sizes…

not knowing all there is to know means I’m always in for some surprises.

 

I do not know why there is a moon and stars…I don’t know how they came to be…

and every morning I’m surprised they choose to shine their light on me.

 

I do not know the name of every flower…every tree…never had the need…

so I am constantly surprised at the beauty of everything created from a seed.

 

I do not know why the sun rises to begin the day and sets when the day is done…

I only know I’m constantly surprised by the beauty of each one.

 

I can only name a few birds in all the birds I ever see…

so every bird is like a work of art…and is beautiful to me.

 

I do not know one bird’s song from the next in the early morning symphony I hear…

so every song from every bird is music to my ears. 

 

I know where babies come from but I’m a little fuzzy on the why…so I’m constantly surprised and amazed when a baby goes strolling by.

 

I do not know why I’m stuck on the ground while other creatures soar…

I do not know why I walk on two legs while others walk on four.

 

I do not know how all this was created…when…by what…or who…

and as I take a walk each morning…I kind of hope I never do.

 

Because as I walk and look and listen as nature puts on her show…

I am thankful every morning for all the things I do not know.

 

For my daily reminder that if I walk through life with open and innocent eyes…

every step is filled with wonder…

every moment…a surprise.

 
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i hate the rhyming restraint

i hate the rhyming restraint of your piece... yet, the concept allures me... how it beckons muchly... and yet i know not whither it will take me... thank you for this share.