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Wanting

Wanting

A Poem by Richard McLin
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A man tries to discover what it is he's wanting.

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I looked into the eyes of love
I danced in the halls of a great kingdom
I loved a woman that all men want, and can't have
and yet I'm left wanting

I have seen the moons reflection off the ocean
I walked down the great wall
I ran with the bulls, and didn't get a scratch
and yet I'm left wanting

I have flown through outer space
I have written great sonnets and prized pieces
I sang in a night club in Cuba, and people cheered me on
and yet I'm left wanting

I come home after all of this
The lights are off and no one is in sight
I lay on my own bed and wake up, and realize it is only a dream
I'm left wanting


Richard McLin 2006


© 2018 Richard McLin



Author's Note

Richard McLin
This is my favorite poem that I have created. I hope you all like it and share it with your friends, I feel it's one that should be read. Thank you.

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This reminds me of the life of Ernest Hemingway. The bulls, (not outer space), Cuba...

That man could not have accomplished much more than he did as a writer.

And eventually blew his brains out with a shotgun in Ketchum, Idaho.

You probably weren't thinking of old Ernie when you wrote this but it smells like him to me none the less. Confirmation bias is something I admit to freely.

You've written an excellent poetic tragedy.

Posted 7 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.




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this is a great poem, straight up. very telling as it powerfully hits us with a dose of life and truth. leaves a lasting impression to say the least. I can see why it is a favorite ... :)

"Truths and roses have thorns about them." - Thoreau



Posted 7 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

The wanting or wanted?? Great words🌹As long as you know what you want...you shall recieve- just believe🌹

Posted 7 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard McLin

7 Months Ago

Beautiful review, thank you.
‘Thoughts In Time’🌹

7 Months Ago

My pleasure🌹
You took the reader on grand adventures. Then led them to a logical ending. Life seem to fall this way.Thank you Richard for sharing the amazing poetry.

Coyot


Posted 7 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard McLin

7 Months Ago

Thank you for your review. Was a poem that proved to me I had a knack for it.
Coyote Poetry

7 Months Ago

You did well and you re welcome Richard.
This reminds me of the life of Ernest Hemingway. The bulls, (not outer space), Cuba...

That man could not have accomplished much more than he did as a writer.

And eventually blew his brains out with a shotgun in Ketchum, Idaho.

You probably weren't thinking of old Ernie when you wrote this but it smells like him to me none the less. Confirmation bias is something I admit to freely.

You've written an excellent poetic tragedy.

Posted 7 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

A sad truth, and a painful one, living with wants instead of living to pursue and realize those wants. Thank you for this marvelous piece.

Posted 8 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard McLin

8 Months Ago

Thank you very much, still a very important piece for me.
Ah this is beautiful. It reminds me of a lyric from a Stephen Sondheim musical "Wishes makes bring problems, such that you regret them, better then to never get them"

I know that isn't exactly your sentiment. But your poem is so poignant, sad and speaks volumes of truth. I especially like the repetition of the 'I'm left wanting' it makes it all so real.

Posted 6 Years Ago


Richard McLin

6 Years Ago

Thank you. This and "Technicolor Wonderland" are to two best poems I've ever created. Thank you very.. read more
A very beautiful, interesting and thought provoking poem. The ending really struck out to me. Life and dreams keep leaving us wanting, yet if we stopped wanting anything then would we have any dreams left? It makes you think and I love its natural simplicity which makes it seem profound.

Posted 7 Years Ago


Just gorgeous.
A poetic masterpiece simple
and profound.
Nothing over-the-top here.

Have a wonderful New Year,
Jack

Posted 8 Years Ago


very well writin if i may say

Posted 8 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

you are right.. it's really good and worth reading... it's simply great... i really loved it.. thank you for sharing it..

Posted 8 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.


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Richard McLin
Richard McLin

Salem, OR



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