Poetry Break: ‘Want’

This is a poem that will be included in my new book “Voices from the Heart.” I hope you all enjoy it. WP


In the darkness of despair,
The selfish want more than their share.
You have yours but where is mine?
By themselves in space and time.
A love is more than they can bare,
Alone again with none to share.
If only they could own the sky;
Would this fill the hole inside?
Want is never satisfied.
Want will keep the pain inside.
Want will drive the mind insane.
Want will fill a soul with pain.
Yes, selfishness and want you see,
Will fill the heart and yet not be,
The way to life, to be set free;
Again I say, but can you see?

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