I wanted that toy, the one I saw on the shelf,
I guess, I desired the joy of playfulness.
I wanted that look, that style, The one on my hero,
I desired the joy of being handsome.
I wanted to excel in academics, be a topper,
I desired the joy of being successful.
I wanted to make loads of money, and fame,
I desired the joy of comforts.
I wanted to be with the pretty girl I saw,
I desired the joy of beauty.
I wanted the company of my beloved,
I desired the joy of love.
I wanted to marry the one I loved,
I desired the joy of togetherness.
I wanted to have kids of my own,
I desired the joy of parenthood.
I wanted to age beautifully,
I desired the joy of experience.
I wanted to die one day,
I desired the joy of peace.
In retrospect,
I wanted just one thing
I think I desired the same thing,



I had a real tough time to write on this week’s topic “desires” over at writerโ€™s island, not sure the end result is worth submitting. Guys let me know what you think.




26 responses »

  1. I love it. You’ve captured in the fleeting and long lasting desires here… the essence of where that all encompassing flaming arrow points…

    Thanks Lea, it was more of the desires people have and in retrospect you get an idea it was all for the same thing happiness

  2. I think you did a wonderful job of describing desire in many of it’s guises. I agree with the ending, being happy with who and where you are precludes the grasping at things.



    Thanks Rose, what I wanted to say was being happy is the ultimate desire of all other desires we develop


  3. very nice rambler.. and i would think you are on your way to all of those things…..

    Paisley, Well I won’t say on all of those things, but yep definitely the last one ๐Ÿ˜€

  4. aloha ๐Ÿ™‚
    got ur link thru bluebutterfly.. it was a long route to ur wordpress blog.. bt it was worth it ๐Ÿ™‚
    nice post.. we always want and desire happiness.. tho our definitons may be diffrent..

    SSNB, Welcome to virtual rambling, and I apologize for the long route.
    exactly what I wanted to say, happiness is the ultimate desire.

  5. wonderfully written…simple and yet encaptures the very essence of the word ๐Ÿ™‚
    the one thing we all desire—‘happiness’ and the pursuit is on forever…

    keep writing!

    Thanks Pri, yep forever is the right word

  6. I think you did a great job narrowing it down to what we all want~happiness. Well done on word usage and I like the shape the words make. I should know, I’m studying poetry in school right now. ;D

    That was the idea, narrowing down as to what we desire.
    Actually I did not intend the shape :), it was just that it turned out that way

  7. Love this and all the more because you know exactly what it all comes down to…

    Well I would not say I know, what it all comes down to, but I know what I would love most ๐Ÿ˜€

  8. happiness is exactly what i desire too! wonderful work. don’t sell yourself short.

    She, we all desire happiness don’t we ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. Great job describing the insatiable desire for happiness. It can not be found in tangible objects, only in ourselves. Your poem conveys that wonderfully.

    Thanks Herb, I feel no one knows the source of long as we are happy we are happy ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. Happiness, wow! Doesn’t happiness rely on all these different wants and desires. Like the idea, but worry that the list would have to keep on growing too.

    STG, well why not let the list grow, more the list more happiness

  11. I like the rocking balance through your poem and the ultimate summary meaning of it all!

    Desire + some variable = happiness

    Nice write!

    Smiles and Light

    Now you spoke my language. the equation looks so true ๐Ÿ™‚

  12. I’m a little late getting around to reading last week’s Writers Island,
    but I am so glad I got to read your beautiful poem. I love it. It’s
    deeply thought provoking and really touched my heart.

    Thanks Clare..

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