It's Not Flesh

I’m still waiting
I’m in one spot
Just one long note
Looking for something
A place to go
But this one feels right
It seems as if it provides the answers
I know my spot so well
I can’t imagine any other
I can look back
And see the line
Traced upon experience
It seems as if it provides the needs
A roof
A job
A car
A bed
A breath of fresh air
There is nothing that I want
Or is that a lie?
Can it be that I want something?
I surely do
But who can give it to me?
Do you even know what it is that I want?
I know what it is
But there is nothing anybody can do
Except make me forget what I want
For a moment
That’s the problem
You cannot compete with what I want
You just can’t
And it’s not fair to you
So that is why I let you go
Because maybe it's you
That someone else wants
Because what I want
Is not flesh
And it never will be again

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WannaB Writer 4 years ago from Templeton, CA

Hmm. This one is a puzzle to solve.There isn't a button to click for puzzling. Or intriguing. So I just voted it up while I mull it over.

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raciniwa 4 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

Material gains are only temporary, there were times when i want all the beautiful things money can buy, yet it doesn't give me satisfaction...great hub Suburban...

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ytsenoh 4 years ago from Louisiana, Idaho, Kauai, Nebraska, South Dakota, Missouri

Intriguing and interesting. Distractions.

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Teylina 4 years ago

Every time I think you've given your best, you beat your own record. Truly awesome. Unfortunately, too true.

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Deborah Brooks 4 years ago from Brownsville,TX

wow great hub. so intriguing and I need to read it some more to understand it.. I think you are trying to understand life?

Voting up

Be blessed


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The Suburban Poet 4 years ago from Austin, Texas Author

@All of you wonderful people! I think the mystery is the beauty but there are some very specific things in my life that are happening in my life that require a new way of thinking about life; different priorities; different ways of relating to people. I appreciate all the kind words as usual.

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Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

Great words yet again my friend so that obvious up up and away.

Take care and enjoy your day.


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AnnaCia 4 years ago

This is a very nice poem. I see it as a time to look at elements in life that need to be taken into consideration and see what is really valuable and what is not. Thanks for sharing.

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The Suburban Poet 4 years ago from Austin, Texas Author

@Eiddwen _ Thank you again for being so kind.

@AnnaCia - Yes that is what it is about. It concerns removing superficial things from your life.... not being selfish.... easier said than done. Thank you for your nice remark.

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