22 May 2007

So Many Questions, So Few Answers

Life could be so unpredictable
Events could make unexpected turns
One moment it was a walk in the park
Next you could be pinned under a tree

You could be playing football
When a bolt came out of the blue
The blue blue sky that is
You died playing your favorite sport

You could be waiting for a bus
Along came a less than sober driver
Made a stop before your bus did
But not before ploughing you down

You cycled the same path
At the break of each dawn
A barrier was erected overnight
Paralysed by it was the least you expected

A minor accident occurred
Whose fault was it anyway?
Did that really matter?
Was it actually worth dying for?

So you broke up with your sweetheart
Whatever the reason given
Why throw away your future and double-degree?
Worse still, put her life in real danger?

He called off a relationship
Maybe it was lust and not love?
Was that so hard to accept?
That you had to throw his little child down?

Yes you might have been tormented
And you could have suffered discrimination
By hedonists or charlatans, who cares?
You've no bloody right to take innocent lives

He might have cheated you of money
Couldn't make a report as the money was dirty
Did that mean that you could gun him down
And then claim that you've had one too many?

You were deep in debt even before IRs were mooted
All because of a gambling addiction
Couldn't be repaid with a meagre salary
But was snuffing out your whole family a solution?

Work stress might be getting to you
Asked for a transfer but got rejected
Were you proving a point by jumping down
Leaving your poor wife to suffer after you?

Happy family you didn't treasure
China woman you went after
Even if a suicide pact failed
Did you have to chop her into 7 pieces?

Why do some babies die
Before they've a chance to live?
Why do some children have fatal diseases?
While others simply die in their sleep?

For some who could live
Everyday is a new challenge
Is that supposed to make them stronger
Or a test of love for their care-givers?

Does everything happen for a reason?
Must events follow a season?
So many questions, so few answers
Especially for us mere mortals

Sometimes it's hard to understand
Are things really in God's hands?
Why does He make it so difficult sometimes?
Could He be putting us through a trial?


FireHorse said...

You definitely captured the unpredictable essence of life.

Sleepless in Singapore said...

You ask; "Are things really in God's hands?" Here's what God's word says:

Go to now, ye that say, To day or to morrow we will go into such a city, and continue there a year, and buy and sell, and get gain:
Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away.
For that ye ought to say, If the Lord will, we shall live, and do this, or that.

Alex G said...

Life's unpredictable, my pal.

fr said...

Life could be uinpreditable.

But I was thinking this unpredictable part forms a small part of our life and the chance of these things happening is low. Then they need not always be painful ones, they could be happy ones too.

The bulk of our life is predictable, right?

So, cheer up friends.

Victor said...

Thanks Firehorse, Sleepless, Alex and Fr. I was lamenting not so much about the unpredictability of life but more its fragility. Some of the causes are man-made, some are accidents while others are acts of nature.

Yes, it helps to look on the bright side and seek solace in religion. Although life is not a bed of roses, there is always sunshine after the rain.

peter said...

Wah u so good at Literature?

Victor said...

Peter - No, I am not very good in literature. I only managed to get a "P3" for the subject in my "O" level exam in 1972. Some people say that my poems are crap and I think they are right.

I also like to do a cut-and-paste of other people's work. The big word for that is "plagiarise", I think.

Alex g said...

1972? I wasn't even born yet!

Victor said...

Haha. Alex, you just have to highlight our vast age gap, don't you?