Steve Ricketts


Wanting What Can Never Be


I sit inside the darkness, I'm scared of what I'll see. I want to live my life again, without this pain and misery. I reach for some companion, some lover in the night, but I only find the sadness and the memory of that night.

In this life I'm useless, without you here with me, I search and search for happiness, but there's none to set me free. I wrap my arms around myself, finding that's not what I need. I pray for a glimpse of light so that I may be free.

I sit inside the darkness, no one calls my name. I light a little candle but it's just a lonely flame. I try to spark a fire, some reminder of our past, but the wind just blows the flame out, so the fire never lasts.

I'm sitting in the darkness, wanting you here with me, to take away my sadness, to remove this grief from me. I sit alone in darkness, afraid of what I'll see, waiting, wanting your love again, but I know that cannot be.

Submitted: Tuesday, December 24, 2013
Edited: Wednesday, December 25, 2013
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  • Bronze Star - 5,350 Points Roseann Shawiak (12/29/2013 10:41:00 PM)

    Beautiful heartfelt poem. Can feel your loss. Love the line light a little candle, but it's just a lonely flame. Your poem seems to say it all in that little line. Great poem. I love it. Thank you for sharing it. RoseAnn (Report) Reply

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