42 Day Fifteen, Why.

Jane Dougherty has come up with a theme for May . It is 42, now Jane describes it thus: “42 after Douglas Adams’ answer to the question of life, the universe and everything. The form is like the Cherita in its structure with a bit of added interest. The first line/stanza asks a question or makes a statement that begs a question, the second stanza/two lines sets the scene or the background, the last stanza/three lines answers the question or resolves it in some way.

Why must we grow up

Our innocence to loose

As our paths we choose

All good things come to an end

Childhood is but temporary my friend.

It is a bitter cup.

13 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Ritu
    May 15, 2018 @ 20:00:02

    Deep sis!

    Reply

  2. Jane Dougherty
    May 15, 2018 @ 20:57:45

    Very introspective. It must be raining again over your way πŸ™‚

    Reply

    • willowdot21
      May 15, 2018 @ 20:01:42

      No it has been a beautiful blue sky day of 24 degrees, had husband’s Mother and Aunt over 98 and 94 years respectively…it was hard work and made me thinkπŸ’œ

      Reply

      • Jane Dougherty
        May 16, 2018 @ 09:05:26

        Seeing the end of life does bring you up short. I can’t imagine being that age and knowing that logically you’re on borrowed time and any morning you might just not wake up.

      • willowdot21
        May 16, 2018 @ 12:16:51

        Not sure about Aunty P but Mother in law would like to live forever, she is off on a Mediterranean Cruise next month! 😱 I don’t think I want to live that long to be honest.πŸ’œ

  3. philosophermouseofthehedge
    May 15, 2018 @ 21:32:43

    But if one lives long enough, the childlike attitude returns? Why not!

    Reply

  4. Lynz Real Cooking
    May 16, 2018 @ 14:39:59

    Love this one!

    Reply

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