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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There's always something more...
Isn't that the saddest truth?
This man has lived a life that many only dream of and yet...he is unsatisfied.
Unwhole.
What could be his missing piece?
I enjoy this poem in it's mystery and sorrow.

Maybe one day he will find that what he's been looking for was with him all along...

Posted 8 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.




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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 5 Years Ago


Richard McLin

5 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 6 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.

Wanting-
something that leaves us feeling incomplete and at times desolate.
I love the simplicity of this piece and it is very nicely written.
Good job, Richard!!

Posted 8 Years Ago


There's always something more...
Isn't that the saddest truth?
This man has lived a life that many only dream of and yet...he is unsatisfied.
Unwhole.
What could be his missing piece?
I enjoy this poem in it's mystery and sorrow.

Maybe one day he will find that what he's been looking for was with him all along...

Posted 8 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

The imagery in "Wanting" is amazing... I feel like I have been taken up in a hot air balloon and swept off to all these wonderful & exotic places! The bravado in your tone makes this a convincing read, and realy heightens the emotions. I really enjoyed "Wanting".

Thanks for sharing :)



Posted 8 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Oh but to be a true dreamer of great realistic things that COULD be.. well some of it! In our dreams we can do whatever we yearn.. sometimes those dreams build a true desire to do some of those fantasies.. here you wake up .. still wanting all those things you so highly want and desire.. but it seems likely just a dream is so many cases.

It is good to dream, fantasize and there will be much you can achieve through those things if you set goals.. however.. like floating out in space.. some are fantasies for the average person.. as only a very select few will ever reach those dreamy goals!

I loved the flow, rhythm and rhyme.. there's alot of wisdom flowing throughout this piece. This can also be felt by so many how have awoke one day to be 25 years older .. working hard for a living ... realizing they have done half of what they wanted to do in life. A wake up call to try to get some of the things on a want list to be satisfied in life.. to live life to the fullest with passion. I have a list .. so much has been marked off over the years.. the rest will be broken up over time. Some things I will never accomplish and I can live with that.. but it's having a list that's the key and trying to do some things for ourselves and others in balance that will make us happiest.. thank you for sharing!

Posted 8 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Don't you hate it when you have the greatest dream of your life and then you wake up? Maybe he just needs a companion. I think the character in the poem is just lonely or at a point in life where he needs to find himself. Anyways I loved 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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