do the dead dream of
birds dancing and
butterflies singing?

do they remember
who they were
or is it a new beginning?

is it all a game
where you get to
repeat your mistakes
or is it full of new chances?

what happens to broken hearts
are they mended good as new
or are you sent back
with it cobbled together?

who sets the rules and,
where are they written down,
when will it all become clear,
why will no one tell me?

do the dead dance
to the songs in their head,
or are we all puppets
our strings pulled
to follow a script written
as a joke for an uncaring soul?

who will I be
when I let go?
will I still be me
or do I get to swap
and can I be you?

© Sybille Sterk
Do not copy or publish this poem in any way, shape or form without my written permission.

Things just come into my head and flow out in ink at the moment…


I am a very creative person and it’s my way of dealing with the world, inside and out. I am only happy when I am making things or painting or writing. There are just not enough hours in the day…. I am into poetry and photo manipulation at the moment and also dabbling in photography. :-)

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  • BasantSoni
    BasantSonialmost 3 years ago

    Wonderful correlation with nature vs-a-vs ur inner feeling of Love with Nature…
    GREAT expression My congrats ..Sybille

  • Thanks so much Basant.:-)

    – Sybille Sterk

  • autumnwind
    autumnwindalmost 3 years ago

    Sybille, this is me every night. Asking similar questions and more. You are so freaking me out. Obviously, I love this write. When you ‘feel’ an answer, please share. Love you, shar XOXOXOXOXXO ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥

  • LOL Don’t freak. Synchronicity rules. It’s good to know we’re not alone, isn’t it? Love you too. :-) xxoxoxoxoxoxoxox♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥

    – Sybille Sterk

  • tori yule
    tori yulealmost 3 years ago

    Please help support Kay Clark, Feminine Intent’s Star of the Week Thank you.
    June 2012

  • Many, many thanks Tori. Greatly appreciated. :-)

    – Sybille Sterk

  • Susie Peek
    Susie Peekalmost 3 years ago

    Wonderful writing ~ questions we have probably all asked ourselves but formed in a creative way here :)

  • Many, many thanks Susie. Greatly appreciated. :-)

    – Sybille Sterk

  • Sherryll  Johnson
    Sherryll Johnsonalmost 3 years ago

    It seems we share a common thread—-questioning the mysteries of the Universe. I’ve discovered in my humble opinion life is a paradox opposite truths abiding simultaneously. As Einstein would agree I don’t believe we possess free will (not at this juncture anyway) which could mean we are puppets, and yet I believe we are pulling the strings. Enjoyed the read it was thought provoking.

  • Many, many thanks Zi-O. Greatly appreciated. :-)

    – Sybille Sterk

  • TheWanderingBoo
    TheWanderingBooalmost 3 years ago

    wonderfully thought-provoking

  • Many, many thanks Simon. Greatly appreciated. :-)

    – Sybille Sterk

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