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.


About graypoet

Just one that at times puts the words to the page and lets them fall as they might.
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2 Responses to Motivation

  1. irisoniris says:

    Indeed, questions worth pondering. Although I kinda wish you had offered your own take on the answer. 🙂 The last stanza was very familiar. We keep writing. It’s just like Maya Angelou’s I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings. It just has a song. 😉

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