Submit Your Poems
Get Your Premium Membership
Quote of the Day

Quote Left"The harder you work, the luckier you get."Quote Right

by Gary Player

  |  Comment

See and share Beautiful Nature Photos and amazing photos of interesting places

What Must I Do

Andy Sprouse Avatar  Send Soup Mail  Block poet from commenting on your poetry

Below is the poem entitled What Must I Do which was written by poet Andy Sprouse. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

Read Poems by Andy Sprouse

Best Andy Sprouse Poems

+ Fav Poet

What Must I Do

What does it take?
To find what we search for,
and, even harder, to keep it?
What must we do?

I seek no endless glory,
I do not desire that my name be sung
down through the ages
or even remembered by more than a few.

I seek no greater affluence,
I do not desire that my name be known
as a merchant's, a rich man's,
hopefully just comfortably well-off.

I seek no pile of women,
I do not desire that my name be screamed
in the throes of passion
by ones who shall forget it thereafter.

I seek no store of power,
I do not desire that my name be heralded
as one of influence on others,
on anything much more than my own life.

The one thing I seek is companionship;
I do desire that my name be shared
with one to talk to and be near,
one to walk the winding ways of this world with me.

What does that take?
To find happiness with my other,
and to keep the fire alive?
What must I do?

Post Comments

Please Login to post a comment
  1. Date: 1/27/2012 12:32:00 PM
    Thank you for let me reading this poem Andy,well written. - oxox love Anne-Lise

  1. Date: 1/27/2012 8:17:00 AM
    I enjoyed reading your poetry this morning Andy. This week has flown by for me. I hope you enjoy your weekend and find the inspiration to write some more during this time. Love, Carol