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“What I want”

 

What I want is always complex

What I need is really simple

The things I want I think about

The things I need I feel

When I think about stuff obsessed, the wants

I’m caught up in frustration, expectation

This sense of not enough

 

There never seems to be enough

Time, stuff, and love

And especially my sense of self

 

When I feel in my depths

I’m taken down the steps

To what it is I need

To things that sooth my soul

That nurtures my Self to stillness

 

When I let go of what I want

And get clear about who I am

I can let what’s best for me

Find my life, my void

 

The time is now to fill the whole

Which lies so deep within the soul

Where Spirit left so long ago

For when its time to know

 

The day is now to fill this space

 With deeds of love and grace

To ease the fears and tears within

To see beyond these inner clouds

Allows the Soul to shine again

 

Sherman R. Buck

March 1998