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Wants Of Life

We all want a bigger house, a nicer car and more money.
When it rains and is cold, we want it to be to hot and sunny.
We want better jobs, more free time and the perfect life.
We want to be healthier, to be free of worries and strife.

Your boss wants you to work harder and to be more proficient 
Banks and investors want your money, thus making you more efficient 
Parents want and encourage you to be the best that you can possibly be
Even grandparents want a say, you are after all an extension of them, you see.

A friend needs a confidant, wanting to vent or share
They want you to be there for them, knowing that you care
Children and lovers want and need lots of love and attention
Till you feel stretched in every direction, adding to your tension.

It seems in the world today the word want is blatantly overused
Hearing it too much can leave you feeling anything but enthused 
Everyone wanting something from you, whether big or small.
When you want to hear,"What can I offer"... said most of all.

Take a moment and imagine if nobody wanted you for anything at all
No friends, no family, no significant one to call
No laughter, no hugs or kisses, no joy and no love.
Is it not better to be wanted than to never be thought of?

So the next time the word 'want' makes you cringe inside
Try your best to decipher how the word was implied
I for one would rather be 'wanted' as opposed to not
For to know I matter in this world simply means quite a lot!

Copyright © Cecilia Macfarlane

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  1. Date: 7/1/2013 10:02:00 PM
    CECILIA, this is a nice winning poem in PD's contest. <3 SKAT <3

  1. Date: 6/26/2013 4:54:00 PM
    Cecilia , CONGRATULATIONS~ and thank you for enjoying my contest...I had much fun in closing my contest called ... ""A week into my poem""- Take care and enjoy my blog if you like... have yourself a lovely day.... LINDA

  1. Date: 11/21/2012 9:21:00 AM
    Yes my dear...You do mean a lot. :o) I feel ya here.Some days that word does make me cringe..Ha,ha.

  1. Date: 11/15/2012 12:31:00 AM
    I love your poem a lot my dear friend, Cecilia! It shows an absolute truth in life. Well-done and congrats! Thank you so much for your precious time stopping by my poems. I'm happy that you were delighted to watch the video which inspired me to write the poem. Thanks for your congratulatory comments, too. Have a nice day! love, Leonora

  1. Date: 11/14/2012 7:11:00 AM
    Lovely poem. I will count my blessings this Thanksgiving. And yes you matter and are wanted. Especially the wonderful poems that come from your soul. Have a wonderful week and a great Thanksgiving week.

  1. Date: 11/13/2012 7:57:00 PM
    you are filled with so much wisdom. This is wonderful!!