When at university about 1970 I asked why conflict pervades our lives. After years I found the answer is simply the question of meaning I call "the last why" since it will never be answered. Still, we try and have tried to "fill the void" behind "Why am I?" in ways that conflict, since it was first asked by 'Eve'. Thus we've created our open-ended history of conflict we will soon close if we don't instead choose the "ideal reaction to the void".

In 2005 I decided to see if I was a fool for asking by seeking reaction to my analysis the only way an anonymous carpenter could, on this website. I first tried to attract visits with prose posts but changed to
poetry for reason in rhyme is memorable. I've had to advertise so I could be twice the fool but I remain undecided. Thanks for sharing. Doug.E.Barr  






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Rose seeds become the rose, is truth;
A constant for all living things.
And when we hear a song bird's song
It's what that song bird always sings.
Don't search in 'bones' of men long dead.
Their truths invented are all dust.
The truth that God wrote in our genes
Can be the only truth we trust.
We must "reach out..."; become our 'rose'.
Our being less is falsity.
The truth we search for we will find,
Becoming what we each can be.

Reader Comments (14)

Every line adds to the clarity that grows in time of ourselves and our individual existences, the last line summing up all. The truth that God wrote in our genes can be the only truth we trust.
Classic music.


Thank you. Doug.E.Barr

June 9, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMila

but what does it mean?


The meaning is there. Perhaps you missed it because you were looking for something more complex. Doug.E.Barr

December 12, 2008 | Unregistered Commenteranonamous



Sorry!!!!!!! Doug.E.Barr

October 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBen

It was so amazing to raed

March 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRobert Frost

very good


Not one but two comments from perhaps the namesake of Robert Frost. A portent perhaps? Doug.E.Barr

March 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRobert Frost

I like it !

March 23, 2010 | Unregistered Commenteroviya

I like it !
Fantastic !


Another doubled comment, with emphasis! I like it! I like it! Doug.E.Barr

March 23, 2010 | Unregistered Commenteroviya

It is a terrific allusion to the self-image respect


"Truth" is a presentation of facts. Doug.E.barr

April 27, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterEsteban

The truth lays within yourself and your soul. Not in what you are told or you have learnt but in how you feel.


Indeed. The truth is within us. Doug.E.Barr

June 21, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterpete

The truth is in every individual,living, breathing unique one of us.Do you not think we all get it eventually at some point in our lives? Believing that I can not understand why so few choice to acknowledge it and embrace it. Maybe too many get it too late.What an amazing,incredable world I can see in my mind.Sadly that is the only place it will ever exist.Maybe not the only place,its in your mind too.Nice to not be alone.


No. I think too few people have gotten "it", not even "eventually". My sense is that if most of us don't soon "get it", it will be too late. Doug.E.Barr

October 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterNancy

I love this poem it is wonderful!!!


It is wonderful that you took the time tell me you like "Truth". Doug.E.Barr

November 8, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterabcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz

what i think you need to post better stuff just kidding it was beutiful


:) Doug.E.Barr

January 3, 2011 | Unregistered Commentererica

you are very talented but not that talented just push your self and you will see the inportance indeed!!


The 'lord' gives a comment and immediately the 'lord' takes it away. :( Doug.E.Barr

May 6, 2011 | Unregistered Commentershakmak

it was a beautiful poem and it inspires


Thank you. If you return and leave another comment sign your name rather than unknown. I am sure you know who you are. Doug.E.Barr

June 24, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterunknown

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