A found poem of wants

A found poem of wants

A Poem by William Arthur

A poem was generated by typing "so and so wants" using the exact search function on Google and then selecting the oddest and most incongruous results that appeared in the preview box below web links.


A found poem of wants


Christopher wants to be reminded of your birthday every year.

Jonah wants you to laugh. Jonah wants you to be surprised. Jonah constantly throws the unexpected at you and waits a second for you to react.

Jessica wants to be the Victoria Beckham of Asia

Camilla wants to be the person Darryl goes to for support and, more important, for approval. She needs to know that Darryl cares about looking good for her.

Lucy wants to put this information in her brother's hand the moment he arrives. Though 

Billy abhors the assignment,

Dickens wants to boost neighborhoods.

Chumbawamba wants access to the media, access to radio; we weren't content to be carefully and quietly shunted gently into a dead-end siding

Jesus wants you to know: I knew you before you were born. As my hands formed you, I whispered purpose into your bones. I can’t not love you. (Ps. 139:1-6)

Hitler wants to go to Yorkshire

Buddha wants to wish everyone Happy Holidays! #haveyouhadyourshaketoday? #ComeOnIn #happyholidays

Van Gogh wants you to come check out rin tin tiger at the hotel utah tonight.

Queeny wants it reversed and it has not been reversed.

Disraeli wants to create a context where the marvellous is possible.

Hello Kitty wants your space messages. Who better to deliver your greetings from space than Hello Kitty?

Gandhi wants those who have been able to subdue necessity to see that they have a duty to those who have not.

Blair is looking forward to winning over the Mansfield Town faithful after being the town's public enemy number one

God wants us to live. I was abused by my father throughout my whole childhood and I married the first guy who came along when I was still a teenager.

Jazzy Jeff wants to know if you're going to eat the rest of that.

J.D Salinger wants to emphasize the importance of being thankful to given circumstances.

Boko Haram want to be seen by their peers as grown-up jihadis.

The Spice Girls want their children to marry each other

Pinky and the Brain want to! Well, I wouldnt want to.

Einstein wants to E-Date Olive

Justin Bieber Wants to go to Israel with a Random Guy He Met on a Plane

Hermione wants some of my carrot.

Yogi Bear wants to help you start the Halloween season off right!

Che guevara wants you to rebel, Shakeera. #SayingsOn3Wheelers.

Audrey Tautou wants to be a sailor

The crazies want to sue me, they have every right to sue, and by crazies I'm not talking about the people we're going to be helping.

© 2015 William Arthur

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I must admit, this style is new to me. However, I found it engaging and didn't even notice I'm so close so the ending. Bravo! Well done my friend. I like your choice of words and how you arrayed your ideas. :-)

Posted 7 Years Ago

This is class William - as Ariana says its like listening into many conversations and jotting down a sentence or two of what was said. The biblical ones freaked me out because they seem so relevant - but they always do anyway -

HItler and Yorkshire !! xD
Did you know actually a 23-year old Adolf Hitler actually stayed in a Liverpool with his cousin for months prior to the start of WW1 !!

I really liked the source you chose and appreciate the style of this one. Good one mate!

Posted 7 Years Ago


7 Years Ago

I have seen some of those parodies of the bunker scene - the Belfast ones - "Hitler plans a night ou.. read more
William Arthur

7 Years Ago

we are no kindred of facists! lol. he decided to blitz london apparently after a squadron of british.. read more

7 Years Ago

Yeah - he took a wobbler and stopped - same thing happened at Dunkirk - thank feck says I. lol
I like this a lot.
I used to do a similar thing where I would listen in a busy hallway at school or elsewhere in public and make poems out of snippets from random conversations around me and the thoughts in my head.

Posted 8 Years Ago

1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

William Arthur

8 Years Ago

yeah I love these kind of DaDa-ist approaches. link me to one of yor found poems :)
Ariana Omnomnom

8 Years Ago

I haven't posted to any of those, they're not my best.

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Added on February 2, 2015
Last Updated on February 2, 2015
Tags: found poem, object trouve, dada, neodada, Hitler, buddha, Dickens, Chumbawumba, jesus, Van Gogh, Disraeli, Hello Kitty, god, Jazzy Jeff, J. D. Salinger, Boko Haram, The Spice girls, Einstein


William Arthur
William Arthur

Sheffield, South Yorkshire, United Kingdom

I am doing an MA in Creative Writing at The University of Sheffield (as f*****g self indulgent as that is) under the tutelage of Simon Armitage. I am mainly a poet but also write short prose. My favou.. more..


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