What motivates the desire of a child
To imitate the actions of a parent
Even when grown and on their own
Following the way a parent went.
What motivates a woman to seek
A companion that doesn’t respect
Even when those actions shown
She knows doesn’t love reflect.
What motivates a man to remain
Alone when wanting to share a life
When by all appearances he could
Have more than one pick of a wife.
What motivates a poet to put forth
The yearning from depth of his heart
When he already knows the pain
Of the words before the writings start.