The Needing Want

Never too long before the line blurs…
The flurry of rises and falls vacillate, then
migrate to the other side of sustenance
Yes, I know of common sense, but
passion’s throes can circumvent
any form of reason
Definition morphs from the believing
Life’s needs emerge from the weaving
How little or much requires conceiving is
rooted in the heart of the being
What luxury abounds in discernment; to
know the “I must” from the “surplus”
isn’t inherent –
not when fantasy is one’s reality because
man’s duality can become one-sided
if the mind’s eye stares too long
Caution drifts from where it belongs, and
love’s domain belts its vulnerable song, and
lost in the want is everything that is wrong…
until nothing else can be right without
the pulse of requite
Breath by breath, heavy eyes
conceal their hope in soul’s reprise, the
longing hymn of imminent demise when
needing want is left to die

 

For Living, Learning and Letting Go’s Challenge for Growth Prompts: Needs vs Wants

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12 thoughts on “The Needing Want

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  4. You never cease to amaze me, lovely poet! I love the entire poem…read it at work reread it here…you seem to leave room for people to be who they are and our needs and wants are subjective and different for each person. The last four lines , to me, is the ultimate goal. Cheryl-Lynn aka Oliana

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  6. Thanks so much for participating!!! I love the poem you created for the prompt. This is my favorite section:

    What luxury abounds in discernment; to
    know the “I must” from the “surplus”
    isn’t inherent –
    not when fantasy is one’s reality because
    man’s duality can become one-sided
    if the mind’s eye stares too long

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