I thought I needed
Would I still want?
If the basics were in place
Would there need to be more?
Or, with the needs abated,
Would a new want rear its head,
Taking on a raging, pulsating pull?
I don’t have what I truly need
I really only want what I need
If I had it…them…
Would things finally be enough?
If I hadn’t wished for a certain freedom
That, when it came, left more locks,
Would I still want that freedom?
Yes, yes yes…but not in the way it came.
This is a twisted knot
Of my own doing
If I had
If I had
That is REALLY good…
Thank you very much.
Triggers a lot of questions, which is always great in my opinion. Needing, wanting, insatiability….oh life….
sometimes life sucks.
Sometimes? I’d say, quite often. The challenge is to pretend that you can make the best of it.
And sometimes we learn our most valuable lessons in the school of hard knocks. It’s human nature to always want more, but having to do with nothing helps us reign in that monster. Then, when things get better, we can find true contentment by laying greed aside. It’s hard now, it sucks now, but you will emerge stronger, better, happier.
from your lips to….
Ah, the need for our brains to seek out more…which we tend to recognize more when we feel we have less.
Loved the poem.
Reblogged this on Lost In Teen.
Certainly makes you question our ‘need’ for more. And those who have more…are they still searching?
I love this poem, Stu; beautifully stated. It resonates with me. Also, I suspect the answer is yes. The human spirit always wants something, and when we get everything we want, we wish for simpler times. 🙂
Thanks Adriene. Hope you are well
Beautiful poem. I think that, whatever we have, we always want something more. It is part of the human nature, isn’t it?