17 April 2009

April 17 - Poem A Day Challenge - All I Want

Today's prompt: "I want you to write a poem with the following title: "All I want is (blank)," where you fill in the blank with a word or phrase of your choosing. Some example titles, then, could be: "All I want is to eat fried chicken"; "All I want is world peace"; "All I want is for everyone to tell me I'm beautiful"; or "All I want is a handful of quarters."" Poetic Asides

All I Want Is Not

A simple give
and take of
All I want
is to not want,
to have no desire
or unexamined
wishes, covet
nothing of my
not to crave
or long for people
I know will be
difficult. No
yearning after
material objects,
immaterial subjects
immortal status.
I want requirements
to be straightforward,
less complicated.
All I want is not
to want.


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