What Do You Want ? (Poem)

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As a child, knowing nobody

But the one that feed’s me

And the people I see around me

There is a need

My mouth have not been trained to speak

My body to communicate

And I Cry!

But instead of answer, I hear-

What do you want?


Growing up, differentiating people

Knowing my true family

Having friends and loved ones

There is a need

I speak with all in my heart

And display all the signs I know

I trouble and disturb everyone

But instead of answer, I hear-

What do you want?


As a grown man, having been schooled

Having insight to the world

Knowledgeable in a skill or career

There is a need

Exploring the possibilities at my disposal

Maximizing my potentials

But instead of answer, I hear-

What do you want?


As a religious man, having been tutored

Knowing much about the God figure

Knowledgeable in his book

There is a need

Performing all the sacramental ordinances

Fulfilling all righteousness

But Instead of answer, I hear

What do you want?


Now I understand, needs must be met

Desires are meant to be fulfilled

Not all needs will be at our call

There must always be a need

But with wants which are broad

Unspoken needs can be fulfilled

While the pressing needs remain for a while

So, what do you want?


Abba Elijah also known as elijagod (elija_god)

© 2013 Abba Elijah also known as elija_god (elijagod)

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nwolf93 3 years ago from Dana Point, California

No problem, you're welcome! :)

-Nick


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abbaelijah 3 years ago from Nigeria Author

Thanks awolf for your comment on poems


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abbaelijah 3 years ago from Nigeria Author

Thanks wolf93 !

For ythat lovely comment !


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nwolf93 3 years ago from Dana Point, California

Very interesting man. I really enjoy your writing style. Voted up. Keep up the writing!

-Nick


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abbaelijah 3 years ago from Nigeria Author

Thanks for the comment Gypsy Rose Lee !


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abbaelijah 3 years ago from Nigeria Author

Thanks for the info !


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Gypsy Rose Lee 3 years ago from Riga, Latvia

Voted up and beautiful. Real nice poetry. Yes, indeed desires must be fulfilled.

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