I ask why?

I ask why?

Why is the world so full of water?

Why is there so much danger?

Why, over time, is life getting harder?

Why always someone we know and never a stranger?

Why do we allow simple things to kill?

Why can I not ask of you to really try?

Why do some of us have to pay the full bill?

Why do we have to say goodbye?


I don’t want to walk our last journey beside a wooden bed.

I don’t give much for prayers comforting me at all.

I don’t give a damn about all the things I’ve read.

I don’t want to see you descend into oblivion’s empty hall.

I don’t think I can take anymore from life.

I don’t think I want to be here all alone for sure.

I don’t think my heart will ever be so rife.

I don’t think he who wrote this plan was nearly mature.


So why is the world so full of water?

I don’t have anyone to catch the tears I cry.

Maybe that’s why life is getting harder.

I don’t believe in Paradise it could be a lie.


So, why keep going to where it all end?


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About jachso

Hey Destiny Poets. I live in Denmark about 90 km from Copenhagen and works in Roskilde as a teacher and mentor. I'm probably not like most men of my age and yes I am aged 50 years old. I've tried a lot of jobs without finding what I'm passionate about. Writing, I have always loved and I was probably just 14 years old when I produced my first poem. I have not yet been released some of my poems, but I hope it happens one day. I just finished a novel which I would like to have published, now the time and talent show whether I have the ability to write. Poetry has a special meaning for me and this is where I really feel at home. My life has sometimes been marked by many losses. In the mid eighties, I lost my fiance at the time when the accident happened was pregnant. She lost control of the car and drove herself and her child, who was on his way thereby, to death. It has really made its mark on my life and way of thinking. In the late nineties, I had problems with my back and had to seek other avenues to support myself. I finally decided to enroll at university and was admitted to the humanist line. I read philosophy, science, psychology, journalism and history, but philosophy and psychology is my major interest. I thrive today in the RUC aka Roskilde University just 25 km from Copenhagen. My job is to guide and teach, and it is a job with speed and that gives me a lot again. I have two collections of poems ready to be released, if I can find a publisher who will publish them. I have no children, it would obviously be my lot in life although I have tried, but luck never smiled at me that way. If you have any questions for me so I hope you just ask away all you want, I'll respond as soon as I have read the questions. With kindest regards from Jan Sorensen

1 thought on “I ask why?

  1. Louis Kasatkin

    Whilst the poem is an intense cri-de-coeur , I think some judicious editing ,particularly with regard to its overall length might serve to strengthen its impact. The very last three lines are ,in my view extraneous . ” So ,why keep going to where it all ends” would be a much stronger ending.

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