Almost Without Purpose


Almost Without Purpose


From the tiniest speck on

a windshield ..

To something suspended

on the surface

of water and wiped off

with an otherwise

insignificant, oily blue rag ..

To the cry of a bird

or some other creature

perhaps and yes ..

From somewhere else deep

in a forest at night ..

Something that might just

have gone mad or

maybe ignored and unheard ..

But if there’s good

reason and truly a purpose

for everything ..

Then it seems, some things

have barely a reason

and almost, no purpose at all ..


  • Author: Neville (Offline Offline)
  • Published: March 3rd, 2023 02:42
  • Category: Unclassified
  • Views: 39
  • Users favorite of this poem: Poetic Dan, L. B. Mek.
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  • Goldfinch60

    Every things has a purpose in life Neville, some we just do nit understand.


    • Neville

      ................................ so true innit 🙂

    • orchidee

      Yep, me marriage to KP has barely a reason, and almost, no purpose at all. Well, I can't think of any reason or purpose. I've not got the foggiest! lol.

      • Neville

        You may not have got the foggiest Mr. O .. but one day you might just be mist 🙂

        • orchidee

          I reckon I'm in this fog or mist now. I've not been the same since I married KP. There's only been one way since then - downhill! lol.

        • Doggerel Dave

          Q&A: What is the last thing which passes through the insect’s mind as it hits the windscreen? Answer: its bum. (an oldie but a goldie)

          So much fine detail everywhere…but the sum totality is what provides our reality….Nev…😇

          • Neville

            that's precisely where I was coming from in a vague kind of way you old dog .. 🖤

          • Fay Slimm.

            Ah - -- natural questions Nev. - - the mystery of Purpose so simply and honestly penned . - --- The word - Almost in your chosen title puts these things in perspective for me when thinking of reasons for life's unquestionable varieties of sights and sounds - --- we know nothing yet but one day I'm sure you agree we will find all the answers......x

            • Neville

              I just love it when you penetrate me like that our Fay ............. 💙x

            • L. B. Mek

              'maybe ignored and unheard ..'
              what is Purpose
              in the face of such widespread
              to the suffering, we all choose
              as a background, ambience
              to our plagued, existence
              (such a vivid distillation
              of paradox complexities
              in our human condition;
              a scene, as parable
              words as subtle coaxing
              of whatever humane, we still harbour
              a Poem, to contemplate
              cherish and revisit)
              brilliantly executed!
              I bow to your superior talent, dear Poet supreme

              • Neville

                I am honoured, humbled and simultaneously blushing my friend .. thank you so much

              • sorenbarrett

                So much philosophy in this write. Yes, almost is the key word. It is from our perspective that we see. From the bug's point of view we may have almost no purpose.

                • Neville

                  Many sincere thank you's sorenbarrett, I really do appreciate your consideration of my little scribble and the note you left behind ..

                • Christina8

                  I agree with so many comments before mine...but I know someday we'll have the reason for the purpose.I also agree with your last statement about some things having barely no purpose at all.....x

                  • Neville

                    thank you Christina .. x

                  • arqios

                    And the acid that eats through the paintwork and such. We are at the mercy of the elements and its agencies.

                    • Neville

                      thanks for checking in

                      • arqios

                        No worries N. We each gotta watch out for the other 🙂

                      • Bella Shepard

                        You pose quite a quandry my friend. Perhaps the purpose of something, which seems purposeless, lies hidden in the purpose of something else....? Everything seems ultimately linked somehow. You provide a poem to feast upon here.

                        • Neville

                          I was so hoping you might gorge yourself on my little scribble Bella and as always my friend, you have not let me down .. thank you

                        • MendedFences27

                          Everything in life has a reason and a purpose, everything else are the idiosyncrasies of their existence. Take for instance, humankind.
                          A very deep thought expressed her in this poem, and I agree completely with your conclusion.

                          • Neville

                            Thanks for taking a peek Phil

                          • Dove

                            Lovely poem, there's always a purpose, but god gave us a mind to solve it, lol
                            Now whether we want to marinate the tiniest of specks, or the cries of the wild is up to our imagination.

                            • Neville

                              Thank you Dove .. I simply love your visitations my friend .. Hope you hang around a while 🌼

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