Wants & There was the…

Wants

I don’t want to survive, I want to live
Free and happy, knowing that the world will not explode

I don’t want to eat, I want to stuff myself full of the most delicious food on the planet
Free and happy, knowing that the world will not explode

I don’t want to be satisfied, I want to be elated
Free and happy, knowing that the world will not explode

I don’t want to succeed, I want to be extraordinary
Free and happy, knowing that the world will not explode

I don’t want money, I want the confidence to get whatever I want
Free and happy, knowing that the world will not explode

I don’t want to climb up a kid wall, I want to rappel down El Dorado in a tuxedo
like James Bond
Free and happy, knowing that the world will not explode

I don’t want old ideas, I want ideas that grow and flourish
Free and happy, knowing that the world will not explode

I don’t want to jump, I want to jump out of a plane, and fly like a bird
Free and happy, knowing that the world will not explode

I don’t want to watch a movie, I want to watch myself, in the movie
Free and happy, knowing that the world will not explode

I don’t want to write a boring old poem, I want to write something that people will remember, and it will inspire them to create poems just like it
Free and happy, knowing that the world will not explode


There was the…

There was the soft sand underneath my small feet

There was the comfort found in a small, fuzzy, laundry smelling bear

There was the mass of golden fur bounding around my house
like a maniac, chewing everything in sight

There was the frightening, blank walls of the hospital

There was the joyous smells of Christmas dinner

There was the sense of maturity as my father let go of the seat of my bike
and I rode off by myself

There was the sea air in my nose, along with the fright of not being able to see land

There was the fright of a large grey fin, accompanied by a large grey body,
unusually close to our sailboat

There was the sight of a strange being called “your new sister”

Colin Davy
Age 13, Grade 8
Packer Collegiate Institute
Silver Key

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