The Neglected Philanthropist Poetry Slam: I Am... Scholarship Slam - CLOSEDThis poem is about: Our worldGuide that inspired this poem: Environmental Justice Comments Login or register to post a comment. badair 6 years ago Dear Son, You have questions like a two year old, over and over you ask why to the universe you live in, and people around you. Answers rarely come and if they do they are mere confessions unwillingly given “I don’t know” When questions are unanswered they don’t cower away they don’t slither into the abyss of your consciousness only to be forgotten They wait, with patience and determination Your mind is a glass of water filled to the brim of these unanswered questions, And yes, some spill. Some leak out to allow room for others. But in the end you can decide what gets to be left unanswered So wake up, see the worth in asking questions, see the worth in asking the right questions, Because your middle school teacher was wrong. There are stupid questions But there are never stupid answers. Facts don’t exist, Nothing is indisputable. Your answers are only a measurement. A measurement of your knowledge and understanding at any given time, and darling time will not wait for you to catch up, he will continue to count his ticks and tocks As he always has and always will. Ask the right question, find your own answers, Because I need your help. There are seven billion people living on me darling. Three trillion trees, eight million species, And I love you all the same. I am giving you all I have, Spoiling you with second chances. Caving in to your cries for more, Ignoring your disobedience and disrespect. I have failed you darling. A mother raises her son. She creates, nurtures, and shapes him. My beautiful boy, I am dying. I can no longer come to your rescue, I can no longer provide your deep need for more. You are going to be on your own soon, You are going to have nothing. Help me love all of my children, Because I can’t anymore. Ask the right questions find your own answers, And find the beauty in the beast you have become. Dear Mom, I hear you. I love you. I am sorry. I will.