Patrick, one of our Sloat Poetry Residency alumni, submitted one of his pieces from the residency to a contest and won! We are pleased and proud to reprint his poem here.
the tears of god?
And why hasn’t god been crying lately,
there is so much to cry about?
Why don’t fish go to preeschool,
and learn how to share?
Why do some kids hate preeschool?
And why do some of the
smartest people on the planet
have few friends?
Why is there so much discrimination
in the world?
Why can’t people that are so much
the same yet so different be friends?
Why do people be unkind to people
only slightly different than themselves?
Why can’t people be friends?
Why can’t I spell freainds right?
Why do people have to yell to be
heard as a whisper?
If I were to ask the man on the
moon why he is so silent
would he answer?
Why do I say what I write in my
head as I write it?
Why Is the world so complex
yet so simple?
What trigered the big bang?
What is Luck?
Why does the human race
have such a major sweet-tooth?
Why is the human race never
satisfied nor content?
Why does the earth greive
when the sun goes down and dawns
its black cloak?
Why do people get sick?
Why is it when I ask
a question I get the answer no,
more than yes?