Ní Thuigim Why the pain and hurt For millions on earth? Why is it allowed When higher powers are merciful? Why are so many children hurt Intentionally and unintentionally? Doesn't a higher being understand The lifetime of suffering that follows? Why do crops fail With so many mouths to feed? Why are animals tortured When all they do is love? Why do people Not help each other? A smile can go so far To lighten a stranger's soul. Why do diseases exist, Are there lessons to be learned? Or are those afflictions A vicious joke on humanity? I wish I could just accept Ach, ní thuigim.