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What do you really want?

by roovacrag 

Posted: 17 December 2003
Word Count: 84
Summary: Written with help from my friend Woz

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What do you want from me?
What do you really want?

Is it a friendship?
A partnership?
A lover?
A confidant?
A crutch?
A kick?
Or a one night stand?

Do you know the difference
Between any of these?

Would you permit yourself
To be truly honest
Within yourself
Against fear, convention
And answer the question?

Try as I did
You could not be honest
With yourself
Then or now
Perhaps later
You will

But then
It may be
Too late
For us

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Fearless at 14:51 on 17 December 2003  Report this post

What a lyric! Makes many thoughts and feelings run through my mind, body & soul.

It takes me further, in that I have realised it's not enough to be wanted. I look back, and realise that I was indeed wanted, but they couldn't fit me into their way of life, or their feelings for me into a pigeonhole, relative to the feelings they had for others in the past.

Whatever happens, I can only be me. I also think that after what has happened, there will be regret. You see, in the heat of the moment, it all looks so inconvenient, so difficult, so impossible. But actually, it isn't, it's just that the fog of day-to-day life distorts and obscures things. Give it a year or so, and chances are that they may wake up and realise that it was really as simple as they were told, and they could have easily had it. They will then be hit by the fact that perhaps its too late. That is not just sad; it's tragic.


Bobo at 14:55 on 17 December 2003  Report this post
Powerful, Al! There's a real voice of anger and frustration in this piece. Relationships are often difficult to categorise, but we should each take responsibility for the roles we play in other people's lives. Nicely written.

BoBo x

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