Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Me and You (or is it You and Me?)

Read the following poem by Gabriel McNeill:
Me and You

Colors of nature all around
yet human reason can't be found,
left and right, forward and back
always scared of things we lack,
we are here in this world 
yet we're a story never told,
tombstone at the wait
for death knows we won't be late.

In the above poem, what is the reason that "human reason can't be found"?

a. Humans are not smart enough to understand the complexities of life.
b. Death causes all of us to despair and not think properly.
c. Nature often causes distractions and death.
d. Humans are too busy pursuing meaningless activities

Scroll down for the answer.

Poems are almost always about either love or life.  This one is no exception.  The poet here makes a point that humans are running "left and right, forward and back" and to show us (the poet included, judging by the title) that people are too busy pursuing things that don't matter.  So maybe we take a lesson from Gabriel, put down our phones and get off of social media for a while and enjoy things that really matter - family, friends, and English lessons.

The correct answer is d.

Thanks to Gabriel for allowing the use of his poem!

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