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Exactly What You Want

Updated on July 15, 2012

There is something marvelous

And yet utterly terrifying

About the moment

You know exactly what you want

Regardless if it's what's best for you

Or the pain it might cause

Or if it's the smartest thing you've ever done

Or the craziest

Regardless of what your friends say

Or your family

Or the guy down the street

There is something liberating

About being pulled towards a decision

So hard

That you couldn't resist it if you tried

Is this what they call fate

Or destiny?

You laugh off the warnings

Of what you might regret someday

Because in your heart you know

There was never really a choice


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      Sam 4 years ago

      Beautiful i like it too :)

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      Janis Leslie Evans 4 years ago from Washington, DC

      I like :-) Aren't we all faced with this tug-of-war at some point; and then we succumb. Well written and expressed. Up and interesting.

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      IntegrityYes 5 years ago

      She rocks hard! Keep writing informative and interesting hubs.

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      Michelle Liew 5 years ago from Singapore

      I agree with Gypsy Rose. We sometimes feel that we are being drawn into things and have no control over them. Great poem!

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      Kara Monterey 5 years ago from Indianapolis

      Thank you!

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 5 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Voted up and awesome. It's so true sometimes we feel pulled toward something for no apparent reason. I think it's fate we cannot escape our destiny. Great poem.

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      Kara Monterey 5 years ago from Indianapolis

      Thank you!

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      vespawoolf 5 years ago from Peru, South America

      So well expressed...sometimes what we want isn't what's best for us.

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      Jim Higgins 5 years ago from Eugene, Oregon

      I like Shining's comment. I think it can seem like fate but do not believe in fate. Very nice Hub.

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      Nithya Venkat 5 years ago from Dubai

      It is fate - beautifully done.

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      Martin Kloess 5 years ago from San Francisco

      good work. well expressed. Exactly?

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      Shining Irish Eyes 5 years ago from Upstate, New York

      For me, sometimes once I get what I want, its only what I thought I wanted! Good read.

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      Kara Monterey 5 years ago from Indianapolis

      Thank you!

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      Crystal Tatum 5 years ago from Georgia

      I love this and I can relate .Voted up.