Treasure Island

MacGregor Tagliaferro


Wanted


Before, when he thought he knew
just what he wanted

He had spent his entire life
thinkin he knew exactly
what they wanted for themselves
Not realizin' that what
he wanted for them
was what he wanted

Then she walked into his life
And changed everything

Then he knew what he wanted
more than anything
To spend the rest of his life
givin' her what she wanted,
and knowin' what she wanted,
and bein' what she wanted

And then she was gone
And everything changed

He became weathered and worn,
wistful and wanting,
no longer wanted
He wanted no one
for she was the only one
he ever wanted

Now he knows, but it's too late
And nothing has changed

All that he has left to him
of what he wanted,
plays out in his dreams
All that he has left of her,
of what she wanted,
is in the wanting

And he waits
Till he wants no more

© Copyright 2013 Cowboy Coleridge

Submitted: Friday, April 26, 2013
Edited: Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Poet's Notes about The Poem

For the Dark Muse April 2013 Out West

Comments about this poem (Wanted by MacGregor Tagliaferro )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

Top Poems

  1. Phenomenal Woman
    Maya Angelou
  2. The Road Not Taken
    Robert Frost
  3. If You Forget Me
    Pablo Neruda
  4. Still I Rise
    Maya Angelou
  5. Dreams
    Langston Hughes
  6. Annabel Lee
    Edgar Allan Poe
  7. If
    Rudyard Kipling
  8. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings
    Maya Angelou
  9. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  10. Invictus
    William Ernest Henley

PoemHunter.com Updates

New Poems

  1. Does He Think Of Me, Brianna Kimball
  2. Live the life king size, hasmukh amathalal
  3. Tropic Interlude, Liilia Talts Morrison
  4. The Bear and the Crow, Stephen Katona
  5. Still exist, hasmukh amathalal
  6. INCONSTANT LOVE 10 WORD, Beryl Dov
  7. HAIKU...The Good Die Young, Ken e Hall
  8. I Know, Lyn Paul
  9. Those Who Know, Monk E. Biz
  10. peaches on the side, Mandolyn ...

Poem of the Day

poet Henry Lawson


The old year went, and the new returned, in the withering weeks of drought,
The cheque was spent that the shearer earned,
and the sheds were all cut out;
...... Read complete »

   

Member Poem

[Hata Bildir]