Monday, November 28, 2016

I Want You



For today’s prompt, take the phrase “I Want (blank),” replace the blank with a word or phrase, make the new phrase the title of your poem, and then write the poem.

I want you…
Not like the world plays at love
I want the unadulterated truth of us

I want you…
Not for perfunctory satisfaction
But for life; a day-to-day-together interaction

I want you…
At my side it is cold alone
Even the Good Book says two are better than one

I want you…
Then, it is no longer I, but ‘we’
Your body next to mine is such fine company

I want you…
Loneliness isolates the soul
The ‘onliness’ of me can never make me whole

© Janet Martin

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