I Want

I Want

A Poem by rhythm&blues


I want so many things, 
where do I begin?

I want the sun to shine in smiles
and people to be kind
no poverty, war a thing of the past
appreciation for simple tasks

Seems people run around in a daze
forgetting what really counts
it's all about love, empathy and charity
if our hearts were full 
and our minds accepting 
life would be otherwise exceptional

Yes, I wrote this as a reminder 
for myself too, 
I'm not unlike you,
sometimes I forget the beauty
that exists in the simplicity, 
 miracle of miracles
 that we call humankind 

© 2013 rhythm&blues

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Its good to give ourselves the odd aide memoire to be as complete a human being as we can.
"From my point of view, he can be called a remarkable man who stands out from those around him by the resourcefulness of his mind, and who knows how to be restrained in the manifestations which proceed from his nature, at the same time conducting himself justly and tolerantly towards the weaknesses of others."
George Gurdjieff.

Posted 10 Years Ago

3 of 3 people found this review constructive.


10 Years Ago

Thank you for reading Ken, an amazing quote, I appreciate both.
Ken Simm.

10 Years Ago

From a favourit book of mine by one of my heroes. The book is called Meetings with Remarkable Men.

10 Years Ago

I will make it a point to put that one on my reading list.


Life is simple, breath in, breath out, that's about it, but we make it complex and in doing so we truly often forget what really counts. Yet beneath it all the vast majority want simply what you ask for in those four brief, but all encompassing lines of the second verse of this heartfelt poem.

Would it could be so. Beccy.

Posted 7 Years Ago

Simply lovely. Would be a good reminder for those that slip away and forget the real issues with life today.

Posted 8 Years Ago

Really enjoyed this writing. This world is definitely to full of people that are moving so fast through time that the things of the past are forgotten. They go by so fast, it's a blurr. It's hard to remember, but I try to remind myself that the beautiful things of this world, and the simple things to be enjoyed are always there. We just have to stop and take the time to enjoy them. We have the same disposition, that they that have the handicap of not being able to see or hear, have. But we choose not to listen and see even though we have these gifts to be used. So we are blind and deaf ourselves out of choice. For those that are blind and deaf, they would give anything to be able to enjoy the simple beauty this world has to offer. I appreciate your work. It had a strong message.

Posted 8 Years Ago

It reminds me 'bout the brutality of the world brought by humans. Its very hard to find kindness around the world cause, the world's already became so materialistic and people ain`t got time to re-think ov'r the pieces of the their lives. And, the fact is, it hurts... it hurts the God allot but people ain`t care of that. Anyway, nice poem. Some kinda depth of your own life and moments are well captured into your words. Nice reading!

Posted 8 Years Ago

so simple thoughts, evryone wants all of these. thank u for sharing this mam

Posted 8 Years Ago

Great poetry
i believe that there is a good message in this poem

Posted 8 Years Ago

I can see why this has so many reviews.
Writing that people can relate to and writing that is this inspiring is defiantly a great piece.
This was as I said, inspiring, meaningful and beautiful.
I enjoyed this read.
The world would be allot better without all of these things yes that's true.
Great write :)

Posted 9 Years Ago

I love your message here... if only we can focus on kindness will there be a better tomorrow...
Beautifully penned. ~xoxo~:)

Posted 9 Years Ago

Good one..really love the "beauty of the simplicity and the miracle of miracles!!

Posted 9 Years Ago

yes, we all know it but wont practice it. I want all the love in the world but am miser in loving others. Nice poem

Posted 9 Years Ago

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Added on July 19, 2013
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