Thursday, March 7, 2013

#slice2013 7 of 31

Today wasn't one of my better days in the history book, so even though I have plenty of stories I could share, I decided to slice a poem instead.

I wrote this about a week ago and am considering entering it in some contests. I titled it "I Wonder." Please let me know what you think!

I wonder a lot

I wonder a lot about change.
What is change?
Change is moving, and losing, and growing, and letting go.
Change can be right or wrong or yes or no.
Everyone grows up
But can everyone change?
Can anyone really let go of the morals and instincts and passions,
That led them to today?
Can anyone really let go; let their past all fall away?

I wonder a lot about trust.
Trust is the true affirmation of care,
The knowledge that someone will always be there.
But were people ever meant to hold the weight of two people’s hopes and dreams?
Aren’t the beliefs and aspirations and secrets of one person enough to manage?
Do we overestimate trust?
To care about another life as much as your own is never a must,
But a choice.
Is trust a must?
Or a choice?

I wonder what the world would be like if Pandora’s box was never opened.
I wonder what this place we call home will look like in two hundred years.
I wonder why people act mean to feel better.

I wonder about technology’s impacts, about the importance of college, about the motives of human beings.

I wonder why Google doesn’t have all my answers. 


  1. I often wonder why people are mean to feel better too! I really liked your poem. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Okay, I'm going to need some proof that you are only 16. Wow Larkin! You blow me away every day with your writing. When I was in high school I came to the realization that I didn't like change and my world was changing. Last line is great! But in 200 years will that make sense? :-)

  3. There is so much to ponder with this poem. I will go back to this post. You did an amazing job.

  4. Larkin, I LOVE this poem! The powerful questions you pose in this poem really got me to reflect and think hard about change, the past, and trust. You definitely must enter this poem into a contest or even try to get it published someplace. Keep sharing your poetry!

    1. I entered it in CWP and it didn't get anything...I'll keep looking though!