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Below is the poem entitled I WANT WHAT I CAN'T HAVE which was written by poet Monterey Sirak. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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I am contrary and obstinate
I refuse to become a part of the new
advanced age     the competition 
to see who can care the less 
Who can go through life acquainting themselves
with the fewest number of people
Who can destroy the greatest amount
of our precious natural resources

I am backwards and incredibly naive
because I still believe in hope and innocence
and the endless possibilities of life
when viewed through the rose colored 
			eyes of a child

I want to live in a world 
which no longer exists
fueled by honest morals    
and Godly values
and true neighborly love 
which has become extinct

A world where doing a line meant
chalking in a hopscotch square
Cooking up something at a party was making 
Incredible Edibles in an Easy Bake oven
or roasting hot dogs over an open fire

A world where the only popping heard
in quiet neighborhoods on Friday nights
was Jiffy Pop popcorn on the stove
and no one ducked for cover when the foil split

Block parties were still held on streets     not in prisons
Neighbors borrowed eggs and coffee and child share time
not your husband because they were lonely
and had an itch that needed scratching just right

A time when people were beautiful 
vibrant individuals     not dull clones
Designer clothes embodied a person's unique vision
brought to life with needle and embroidery thread

A time when friends were simply friends
and not your home-boys
They kept secrets about first crushes 
not being an accessory to first murder

People said far out     groovy     peace
and have a nice day
not slurs     barbs     and insults
on the person and their entire ancestry

I want what I can't have
so I will settle for what I can find
I will step backwards and sideways
I will look for it
in the mountains and meadows
in quiet country towns
and in the eyes of passers-by

Copyright © Monterey Sirak

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  1. Date: 10/10/2014 9:13:00 AM
    Oh i am so glad to come here and read this amazing poetry,,,i agree with everything you write,, i believe i was born and raised in the best era ever,, pains me today, what continuous improvements have dominated society all for the sake of greed lots and lots of truly are a very special person to have written this...

  1. Date: 6/1/2014 9:47:00 PM
    Congratulations on being featured, with this beautiful poem. Thanks for sharing. I am not Country, but I love country..... Lucilla

  1. Date: 10/17/2013 12:11:00 PM
    Hello Hon, I also still believe in HOPE and all the lovely possibilities life has to offer. This is wonderful and gives rise to a greater world and inspiration. Loved it. As Always, Shar

  1. Date: 10/10/2013 10:22:00 AM
    I really enjoyed reading this one again. As Drake would put it, Damn you are talented!

  1. Date: 8/2/2013 8:11:00 AM
    well, I see my comments down here complaining that I can find no new poems of yours to see, and I know I've seen all the ones above this one. DANG!!

  1. Date: 6/18/2013 11:03:00 PM
    hmmm, I do believe I have now seen all your poems!! Gosh, please tell me you have many more!!!! I sure hope so.

  1. Date: 6/15/2013 2:29:00 PM
    Marvelous. And I see you won a contest with it. I should hope SO. Congrats to you.

  1. Date: 6/10/2013 9:41:00 AM
    MONTEREY, a nice little win, in the SKAT' contest... xox~ Always & Forever *LINDA

  1. Date: 6/8/2013 2:06:00 PM
    I Love it! Can fully relate.

  1. Date: 6/7/2013 1:02:00 PM
    Congratulations with your poem. thank you for supporting my latest contest LUV~SKAT

    Sirak Avatar Monterey Sirak
    Date: 6/8/2013 7:57:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you, I am glad I entered your contest, it was fun
  1. Date: 6/7/2013 12:43:00 AM
    Amazing write, Monterey! I'm part of the Now Generation, but I feel in a lot of ways I'm very old fashioned. Technology hates me, and I LOVE wearing those rose colored glasses. I just wish the world was a bit less superficial... oh well. I guess if you want the world to change you have to start with yourself... adding this one to my favorites!

    Sirak Avatar Monterey Sirak
    Date: 6/8/2013 7:56:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I am glad you liked it. I think more than anything I miss the simplicity of the past.
  1. Date: 6/3/2013 9:50:00 AM
    Beautifully written... It's still out there. Just harder to find in some spots than others.

    Sirak Avatar Monterey Sirak
    Date: 6/5/2013 1:25:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Yeah, I guess the things we have to search the hardest for are the ones we appreciate most.