The Last Why: the poem

The explanation of what's happening.

Introduction 1-4
Our Nature: introduction 5-6
Our body/mind/spirit 7-10
Our reactions to the void: introduction 11-12
The ideal 13-24
Trying to fill the void 25-38
Giving up 39-40
Description of blends 41-60
Consequences of blends 61-69
Conclusion 70-77


O Lord what fools we tend to be.
The facts of life we do not see.
In zones of 'rights' each one resides,
But in real life there are no sides. 1

We’re blinded by our sense of 'rights'
That justifies our deadly fights
Which end it should be plain to see
With one left standing; it is me. 2

What is the point? We must ask, “why?”
When we’re alone who’ll hear our cry?
Alone we cannot feel alive.
Together is how we'll survive. 3

Our Mother's God knows 'rights' are wrong
But cannot modify our song.
Together we must change our tune
Or we will end it fairly soon. 4


There will be doubt that we can change
Because our ‘notes’ have such a range;
Though harmony may seem a dream
It's in our nature it would seem. 5

Our bodies, minds are all the same
By definition of each name.
Our spirit leaves us somewhat buoyed.
We're in reaction to the void. 6


Our bodies have three equal sides
Which integrate where life resides.
They're physical capacity,
Our knowledge and activity. 7

Our minds too have three equal sides
Which integrate where life resides.
They are our mind's capacity,
Our knowledge and activity. 8

Regarding every body/mind,
The structure’s sizes we will find
Unique, but they’re identically
Joined shapes with equal sides of three. 9

Our spirit is of life its light.
It can be on from dim to bright.
With body/mind it makes three sides,
The 'pyramid' where life resides. 10


Its base is our reaction to
The void, which is what we all do.
The emptiness we can’t deny
We find when asking "why am I?” 11

The Law of Human Nature says
We can react in different ways;
But only one will let us be
Our individuality. 12


Reactions are all blends of three.
The first found in biology
Is the "Ideal" from Nature's route.
In general, it’s reaching out 13

To limits of capacity,
To others who we need, to be,
And for a stabilizing rod
We also reach for Nature's God. 14

This natural activity
Is hard; but living it can be
The only way that we can feel
Innate ‘rewards’ which make life real. 15

It’s hard since there's no written 'light',
Just faith and hope that it is right.
Then there’s responsibility
To God, to others and to 'me'. 16

And sensitivity we need
To Nature's spirit and indeed
To that of others and our own.
Then there’s the caring we must hone. 17

When facing what we cannot see,
The courage we must have, to be.
Since for life’s end we have to wait
Ourselves we have to motivate. 18

It is the hardest of the three;
But then ideal rewards there'll be.
First is our spirit shining bright
We power with the "ideal" 'right'. 19

We’ll feel control, we’ll also sense
Our ‘strings’ knot free, ideally tense.
Frustration, pace and urgency
Each at their optimum will be. 20

Our freedom by the ideal bound,
Fulfillment in our living found,
Self-worth, another common gift
Gives all of us an equal lift. 21

Security and happiness
Reward as well, ideal success.
Then too when living the ideal
Faith being justified we'll will feel. 22

Among the last we’ll also find
A purpose, meaning, peace of mind,
Unending love; hope from them springs.
Rewards to all, the ideal brings. 23

Subjective though rewards may seem
The fact is they are not a dream.
The ideal message that they send
Is, self-creation is the end. 24


The second way we can react
To emptiness, the missing fact,
Is with a try to fill the void
So thoughts of it we can avoid. 25

In this one way there can be eight
We blend but still can isolate
To talk about the varied blends
And see the message this way sends. 26

The first of eight to get the pull,
With answers to the question “Why?”
In vain to fill the void we try. 27

There is our economic try
To fill the void with stuff we buy.
Regardless of how much we spend
This try with money will not end. 28

In our romantic try we'll find
Supporting notions that are blind.
Love of another we should see
Will never fill the void in ‘me’. 29

We try with all known facts combined
With tries of unknown facts to find;
The factual reaction though
Will fail no matter what we know. 30

The void we also try to fill
With family but never will.
Regardless of the family
The emptiness will always be. 31

If occupational we choose,
The fight to fill the void we'll lose. 
Careers and jobs we think we need
To fill the void will not succeed. 32

Our tries to gain preeminence,
Another one of our attempts
To fill the void, will also fail
Regardless of the peaks we scale. 33

The eighth, the anesthetic try
 To fill the void is no reply.
Not alcohol nor drugs nor sex
Nor any others have effects. 34

However they are recombined
There's only one way they're defined.
Demands are anti the ideal,
And punishments are what we feel. 35

The punishments are negatives
Of the rewards the ideal gives,
Except those at their optimum
These three are at their maximum. 36

Activity that tries to fill
The void is called unnatural.
Though blends of ways can be defined
Exclusive ways we will not find 37

As stand alone activity.
Were we to try exclusively
 The message which that way would send
Is, self-destruction is the end. 38


The last reaction of three
Is simply inactivity.
Unnatural and giving up
It leaves a clear and empty 'cup'. 39

Not even anti the ideal,
It's just the absence of what's real.
The passive message it would send
Is, self-destruction is the end. 40


When making blends with two of three
One clearly the ideal must be
For its activity, and why?
Without some natural we die. 41

Reactions we blend make a sum
Contained on a continuum.
The middle point is the ideal,
From left to right blends are less real. 42

Describing them is simplified
By concentrating on the side
We try to fill the void. We can
For giving up just doesn't scan. 43

When moving out from the ideal
Successive scans of blends reveal
How definitions of them change
From point to point along the range. 44

Our natural activity
Is decreased by, it's plan to see,
Each increase of our tries to fill
The void that ultimately will 45

Decrease our self-creative drive
Essential to keep us alive.
With it diminishing we feel
Increased destruction with less real. 46

Another way our blends can be
Throughout the range, we clearly see
Rewards decline which complements
Increasing, varied punishments. 47

Between ideal and unreal ends
The tries we add to all our blends
Begin with none, increase to eight
Till in the midpoint blend their weight 48

All equal the decreased ideal.
Proceeding on to the unreal
Our tries decrease from eight to one
With all the weight; ideal is none. 49

Some aspects seen in either end
Do not a senseless message send.
Reviewing them will now reveal
How they're unreal and too, ideal. 50

The God of Nature is ideal,
When "reaching out..." this God we'll feel.
God isn't in religious thread.
When in it Nature's God is dead. 51

To Nature's God we reach hands up
To ideal acts that fill our ‘cup’.
We put hands out but are annoyed
Religious Gods can't fill the void. 52

We blend some of these two and get
Reactions that make up a set.
How far we are from the ideal
Decides how much of each we feel. 53

Ideal facts are the ones we seize
Expanding our capacities.
When gathered just the void to fill
The facts are then unnatural. 54

Viewed over the entire range,
From facts we need for living change
To those of which it can be said
Are all the facts that leave us dead. 55

Ideal life our love generates.
In life that's all unreal love takes.
That used to try to fill the void
Will leave our lives that part, destroyed. 56

The last aspect to be made clear
Concerns the "rights" that we hold dear.
Because they cause so many fights
It's senseless that we call them "rights". 57

We do because we have within
A sense of right that's always been
With our ideal of "reaching out...",
The human right life's all about. 58

Some "reaching out..." we need to live.
Its sense of right is what we give
Our tries to fill the void, though wrong,
So with them it does not belong. 59

We think we're right throughout the range
Though in our bends components change.
For while ideal amounts decrease
Our sense of right will never cease. 60


Reactions are collectively
The blend of all humanity,
And from descriptions we can tell
Our blend just looks and sounds like hell. 61

We battle for we're all the same
Though being different we blame.
Our common similarity
Is where we point activity. 62

Activity that's natural
Directs us on lines parallel
To our unique capacities,
And to the God that Nature sees. 63

Unnatural activity
Is all directed inwardly
Toward the void so it's opposed
To what all others have proposed. 64

The conflict varies in degrees
Depending on activities.
The less our tries, the more ideal,
Decreasing conflict we will feel. 65

Of course if we augment our tries,
Decrease ideal, we'll hear our cries
Increase with fading, peaceful dreams
As we take conflict to extremes. 66

Returning now to our self-rights
Which generate our "deadly fights",
It's human rights philosophy
That triggers conflict that we see. 67

There could be too some other try
We want to be the reason why,
But in it is our right we say
To try to fill the void our way. 68

As long as we defend these rights
We will continue with these fights.
If we add more rights to our blend
The more we will our rights defend. 69


In conflict is our current state
And it continues to dictate
We'll reach the end where we're destroyed
By our attempts to fill the void. 70

Although this is our present trend
Destruction needn't be our end.
We can from this direction change
  To move our blend along the range 71

Toward ideal activity
Where we will see what we can be.
The change should not be hard to make
  When life is seen to be at stake. 72

With choices made we will begin
To see a change that starts within.
From self-destruction we will turn
As ways of the ideal we learn. 73

We'll sense the punishments abate.
For one we will no longer hate,
And though the void will not be filled
Ideal rewards will leave us thrilled. 74

In this "real life" no sides there'll be.
We'll live in perfect harmony.
Since parallel, our lines of life
Will never cross thus ending strife. 75

As we find out what we become
Humanity will be the sum.
We might too see when in our place,
Together we reflect God's face. 76


                                                 LIFE: a reaction to the void