Why don’t we open our eyes more?

There’s a world at our feet that we fail to meet, daily.


Why don’t we show our love more? 

Time runs with quick paste, death wins the race, eventually.


Why don’t we smile more?

If our face rearranged lives could be saved, weekly. 


Why do we fear so much? 

Paranoid for the outcome, we’re loosing life and fun. Repeatedly. 


Why do we tolerate? 

Toxic behaviour, we grant ourselves no favours, weakness.


Why do we hesitate? 

To speak what we feel, explore emotions that are real, in the present.


Why don’t we touch more?

Then our phones in hands and cheap beer cans. Nightly.



Why don’t we think more?

About sharing and compassion instead of the new trends in fashion. Ignorant.


Why don’t we appreciate? 

Our family and friends more then emojis to send, irrelevant. 


Why don’t we inhale more? 

Then money and expense, our greed makes no sense. Over privileged. 


Why don’t we hear more? 

Then our self focused mind, lack of love for man kind. unsympathetic. 


I wish people would open their eyes more. 

People should open their eyes more. 


  • Author: ~E (Pseudonym) (Offline Offline)
  • Published: July 16th, 2018 06:48
  • Comment from author about the poem: I ask a lot of questions in my poetry. I often feel as a species we have our motives wrong, hope you enjoy, feedback always welcome ~ Peace and love ~ E
  • Category: Reflection
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  • orchidee

    A fine write E. And why don't I sing more? Ahh I do, to everyone's torment! heehee. Who can bear it?!

    • E-Poems

      I can bear your singing because mine is just as bad! mwahaha! ~ E

      • orchidee

        We're two cats fighting, the noise we make. We're singing really, but no one can tell! lol.

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      • onepauly

        I did the honor of reading your poem. it's o.k.
        now read mine.
        it's called "who"
        right on top of yours in the list.

        • E-Poems

          glad you found it ok, haha. Thank you for showing interest 🙂 ~ E

          • onepauly

            peace be with you.

          • BRIAN & ANGELA

            THANKS SMILER ~ for a reminder of Nine Things we should ALL be doing to make our ~ Community ~ and the World ~ A Happier place !
            We should ALL MORE ~ Open our eyes ~ Show love ~ Smile ~ Be fearless ~ Intolerant of Badness ~ Ready to speak out ~ TACTILE ! ~ Appreciative ~ Inhaling / Understanding
            YES ~ WE should all "Open our eyes wider & more !" Thanks for sharing & caring ~ love IT ! Please check my CHESS Poem and my FUSION on Prayer ~ YOURS BRIAN

          • Goldfinch60

            Good write and some meaningful questions, many just cannot be bothered to look around themselves much these days, I always do.

            • E-Poems

              Thats sad, they're missing out on so much! Thank you. ~E

            • Poetic Dan

              This was so awesome!
              It was like I was at your concert
              As if my soul was being heard
              We will transform through our spirit and words.

              O and I've just finished something that I feel is in great synchronisation, I was already itching with anticipation but I guess I should thank you and the site for helping with my patience.

              Hahaha that was fun

              • E-Poems

                Hahah dan you're mental! thanks for the comment! ~ E

                • Poetic Dan

                  I know! I feel like I'm infected
                  And I never want the cure
                  This has been going on for days
                  It's like... what's writers block

                  Okay now I'm going stop before I lose the....

                • Raine Blair

                  I love it. Its so true and honest. You took questions and maid them so much more. I really liked and and you got me thinking of answers to them and why it is the way it is. Thanks for the poem!!

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