Sun Ra - Column for 10/22

'Pose


 
I was won
der
ing
 
What's it all
About?
 
Is there a reason
for
Me
 
That I can't figureOut?
 

 
Why must I always Ask
 
The same old Question
Why?
 
There must be aPurpose
 
A Reason days goby
 

 
But I just don'tKnow
 
And I feel that IShould
 
Like theInstructions came
 
But wereMis-Understood
 
How can I
 
Not Know
 
The Reason
 
Why?
 

 
What's my purpose
Here?
 
Is it justto feel
Good?
 
But pleasure's not
the
End-All
 
I can tell there'smoreI
Should
 

 
They say I'm notthe first
 
And this I doBelieve
 
But nowhere in
the Ages
 
Is the Answer
Clear
to me
 

 
But why is itHard?
 
Why Can I notKnow?
 
What is the motive for
 
This Earthly show
 
How can I
 
Not Know
 
The Reason
 
Why?
 


 
Is life a vale ofTears?
 
Then why doI feelgood?
 
And if there's
a Higher
Purpose
 
Why is it not
Understood?
 

 
I just need to knowWhy
 
Is it something to dowithyou?
 
Is it also the folks
down
our street
 
And the rest of
the world
too?
 

 
We can't be justLuck
 
It isn't justChance
 
A mereCoincidence
 
In the Great Expanse
 
Why can I
 
Not Know
 
The Reason
 
Why?
 

 
Do theyeverTell?
 
Maybewhenyou Die?
 
Then you learn
what you did
wrong
 
And the things
that you did
Right
 

 
Imagineif IKnew
 
How easylifewould Be
 
I'd never have to
worry
 
It would all be clear
to
Me
 

 
But I still don'tKnow
 
And I feel that IShould
 
Like theInstructions came
 
But wereMis-Understood
 
I guess I'll
 
Keep On
 
Just Getting
 
 
By.

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