Motivation

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.

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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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