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If You Could Shop For Answers

by Ali SP 2 months ago in fact or fiction
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What would your list consist of?

If You Could Shop For Answers
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Imagine walking through a store

Strolling down the aisles

Picking out items to fill your cart of whys


The aisle of how is bare

Some products are out of stock

You leave disappointed

You failed to acquire the materials you want


You scan your list of questions

Focusing on when and where

You roll your cart to the other side

Hoping that you will find something left


You search through the shelves

Unable to find your desired product

Leaving disappointed

Better luck in the aisles of who or what


Surprised by the many items present

One by one, you fill your cart

Happy that you didn’t leave empty-handed

You proceed to the checkout


In life, there are questions

Some answers we will find

For others, we have to accept

That they may never be solved in our lifetime


If you pay attention to your conversations and thoughts throughout the day, you will realize that you ask questions. You may be surprised by the number. Examples include:

• How are you?

• What time is it?

• Where are my keys?

• What should I have for lunch today?

• Why is there so much traffic at this time?

• What is the weather like today?

There isn’t a day when we do not seek answers which we usually obtain readily. Others may require research. It could pertain to our jobs or school.


Thank you for reading! This piece was first published on Medium.

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About the author

Ali SP

Ali has found a renewed passion for reading and creating. It is now a form of expression for her– another creative outlet which she works to improve upon.


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  • Babs Iverson2 months ago

    Fantastic poem!!! Loving it!!💖💕

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