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DESPERATE

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DESPERATE

DESPERATE
Would it be right to be desperate for what is already yours?
For when you least expect you shall open doors
Why betray your family and friends
And make them blue
Lured by lust and greed to what you don’t want to do
The masquerade must dance last
While not wait for what is yet to come 
Rather than what will come to past
Would it be right to be desperate and crave for less
When a dog that is patience gets all that is bless

I shall never be desperate for love
Because true love is sent from above
I shall never be desperate for money 
Because I don’t want to get in to something funny
I shall never be desperate for power
Because my status may change by the hour
I shall never be desperate for you
Unless I am sure that your love is true
I shall never be desperate for fame
Because already the world knows my name

I shall never be desperate for music
Because you can make melodies with sticks 
If you know how to use it
I shall never be desperate for position 
Unless I am the right one for that mission
I shall never be desperate for children
For when it is time I shall be the one to raise them

Time and chance will determine your fate
Be that as it may let us not be in haste
I shall never sell my birth right in the morning to a cat on a plate
And cry in the evening when it is too late

I shall never be desperate for knowledge
Unless I am sure it will be useful outside college
Beware of the fool’s gold
And be content with all that you hold
For what you have could be sold
For nothing in return 
You have been told



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  1. Date: 6/25/2012 6:43:00 PM
    Thank you!

  1. Date: 5/30/2011 12:36:00 AM
    Wow, honestly, i love this poem. It really makes sense. It's very nice.