I Don’t Have All the Answers by Karon Ann

I don’t have all the answers,
But do I need to?
Do I always have to be right?
Or wrong?
Wouldn’t life be simpler
If everything was black and white.
Good-evil, right-wrong
And nothing in between
No grey areas
Where it’s easy to stumble and fall
Or just not know the answers.

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But there are no absolutes
No simple problems
With easy answers.
Only complications
And mitigating circumstances.
Anything can be rationalized
In or out of.
Anything.

So where are hopes and dreams
And ambitions?
Where is hope in a world
Where even murder can be
Explained away as “unintentional”?
Where are dreams in a world
Where life and death have
Little meaning?
Where is ambition in a world
Where more money is spent
On arming peoples
Than feeding them?

I don’t have all the answers
But I’ve got a lot of questions.
Is it not right to wonder why
People do what they do?
Changes cannot be made
If people ignore the problems.
Or rationalize by saying
“What can I do?”
Or worse, by saying,
“I must be wrong if no one else
Sees it
Or cares enough to see it.”

There is still hope
There are still dreams and ambitions.
As long as someone is willing
To ask questions
And to seek answers.
I’ll start with myself
And let the world follow me.

Karon Ann

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