“Why did you come here?” I asked the daisy
As I lay on the grass, feeling dreamy and lazy
The answer just appeared in my mind
“I came to add to the beauty you’d find.”
“Why did you come here?” I asked the bee
Flying so fast I could hardly see
The bee turned and started to fly more slow
“I came to help the flowers grow.”
“Why did you come here?” I asked the ant
As it ran across the beautiful plant
“I was alone, but now life’s a dream,
I came to work as part of a team.”
“Why did you come here?” I asked the cat
As she clawed away on the fireside mat
She looked right into my eyes with a stare
“I came to help you become Aware.”
“Why did you come here?” I asked little Lucky
Our precious, playful Labrador puppy
“I told you before, when we were in Heaven above,
I came to give you Unconditional Love.”
“Why did you come here?” I asked my teacher
When showing my carefully painted picture
She thought for a moment and began to say
“I came to guide you along the way.”
Why did you come here?” I asked the old man
Who was sat in the park and getting a tan.
The man smiled at me and said, “Ever since my birth
I came to enjoy my life here on this Earth.”
Why did I come here? I wanted to know
Then all these things I attracted to show
I came to…
Find beauty, enjoy life, help, guide and share
Unconditional Love and become Aware.
Trina Graves – 14th May 2013
About This Poem
I wanted to write some spiritual poems for children to use on my website (Spiritual Quotes To Live By) so I wrote down a few ideas of subjects I wanted to cover: Where do we come from? Why are we here? Law Of Attraction etc..
I prayed and asked for guidance and then wrote a poem called Before We Were Born. I usually only write one poem at a time, but after finishing this one I knew I needed to write more and wanted to do a poem from a child’s point of view. Why Did You Come Here? was the result – it just flowed so easily without much thought or hesitation and I was amazed how in the last verse it all came together from the endings of the others. This was not planned or thought about by me at all. It is when I write a poem such as this one that I really believe my words are guided.
This is one of my favourites of my poems, I just love the simple way it brings together the Law Of Attraction with why we are here. By the way, the girl in the photo is my granddaughter Lucy.