I wanted everything and I needed nothing.

I wanted everything and I needed nothing.

A Poem by Coyote Poetry
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Youth is the sweetest wine. No fear of failure and fearless in the game of love.

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                      I wanted everything and I needed nothing.

Dancing on the edge.
Using and abusing woman without regret.
Giving enough to birth passion and running for the door before the morning light.

Many kinds of greed in life.
Good booze and easy woman lead a man to a destine hell.
Greed lead you to the lonely and sad road.

You must decide.
I watched my father drink himself to death.
In my youth. The Hemingway's ending was my goal.
Enjoy life, drink and test life.

I wanted everything and I needed nothing.
One day I awoke alone and with no purpose.
Put two brothers into graves. They decided suicide was better than life.
I had a 30-30 rifle sitting on the kitchen table.

I was saved by good friends.
I put away the booze and the 30-30.
I gave everything away I had.
Escape to the California coastline and had nothing but a old Dodge truck and chance.

Today I have enough and take what I need.
Greed can't make you happy.
I was lucky.
I learn to appreciate good friends and understand.
You can't walk alone in this world.
Need a lifetime love to keep you balanced and secure.

Once I wanted everything and I needed nothing.
I learn I need laughter of children at my feet to have a complete life.
 Thank you for reading
                             Coyote


 



© 2013 Coyote Poetry



Author's Note

Coyote Poetry
Been thinking too hard today.

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Again well written fella......great write, i liked this write. you know what fella, i loved this one
I was saved by good friends.
I put away the booze and the 30-30.
I gave everything away I had.
Escape to the California coastline and had nothing but a old Dodge truck and chance.....
well expressedyour thoughts here, great write once again

have a nice wrintin'
have this 91.9/100 :)

take care...fella...!!

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1 of 1 people found this review constructive.




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Again well written fella......great write, i liked this write. you know what fella, i loved this one
I was saved by good friends.
I put away the booze and the 30-30.
I gave everything away I had.
Escape to the California coastline and had nothing but a old Dodge truck and chance.....
well expressedyour thoughts here, great write once again

have a nice wrintin'
have this 91.9/100 :)

take care...fella...!!

Posted 4 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

This really really makes you think a lot. A very profound poem. It is true. Things that come so easily in life like booze and loose women lead to nothing but distraction from one's true goal. Such things are such a cheap and poor substitute for happiness.

I think that this line of yours, 'Need a lifetime love to keep you balanced and secure.' is going to stay with me for a long long time. If it weren't for the true friends and people around us to love us, so many people would have surrendered to the depths of depression.

A very well written piece. I couldn't find any errors and could relate to everything that you've said. Thank you for sharing this.

Posted 4 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

"Greed can't make you happy."

"Once I wanted everything and I needed nothing.
I learn I need laughter of children at my feet to have a complete life."

Greed is evil, so we won't be happy with it.
It's natural for us to have a mistake because we're just human and we're not perfect. At least in in our lives, we realized how our family completed our lives.

Nice one again, CP Thanks for sharing this. :)

Posted 4 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

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This is moving, deep and powerful.

Posted 4 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Wow, I was moved with this great piece. I love the honesty of this work and the personal struggle to defined what life is all about. Thanks for sharing this beautiful true to life artwork.

Posted 4 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

to be totally honest: powerful concept, but I think it could be a lot better. I think you should read through and fix some errors (like "brother's" instead of "brothers") ("one" instead of "once") and I think you should expand it...show, don't tell. Instead of saying "greed wont make you happy" maybe something like "greed consumes and leaves you empty" you get the idea.
Thats my humble opinion.
Check out my poem Anthem for the Uninspired if you're bored, and let me know what you think!

Posted 4 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Coyote Poetry

4 Years Ago

Thank you for the help. I do appreciate. I try to limit the length of the poetry and story. Most rea.. read more
Interesting. I wondered how your writing would adapt to something bigger and away from the poem community. You should try it at some point. I think you'd do great

Posted 4 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Always a splendid read and write. Thank you for sharing.

Posted 4 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

I like what you write when you think like that my friend. I enjoyed your great poetry very much.

Posted 4 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

This is an excellent poem to live by, because although youth passes in the blink of an eye, lethal mistakes can be made in those fleeting years. You have a very wise tone here, expressing to the adolescent crowd a story they desperately need to hear.

The good thing here is that you didn't let your past define who you are. Too many people allow that to happen.

I'm guessing English isn't your first language. Nonetheless you write it well. A few grammar errors but nothing too major.

This is the first piece I've read by you, and it was a fantastic first impression. Well done!

Posted 4 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.


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