Vanessa Hughes

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Desire V Maybe - Poem by Vanessa Hughes

If you eat, dream, sleep someone
And desire gets out of hand
The thoughts running round your head
Are more than you can stand

You can go into a maybe world
Where desire becomes less tense
Desire then let it go
Cos maybe's your defence

Maybe it will happen
If it's meant to be
But living in a wanting world
Stops you being free

Desire takes you over
Maybe lets it go
If it's gonna happen
You will surely know

So the moral of this tale is
Acknowledge, then leave to see
If its truly right for you
Your desire will come to be


Comments about Desire V Maybe by Vanessa Hughes

  • (3/17/2015 2:20:00 AM)

    The first stanza really resonated with me. Beautifully written and simply stated. Thank you for sharing. (Report)Reply

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  • (8/21/2013 4:29:00 PM)

    it is very well written, loved it! (Report)Reply

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  • (7/31/2013 1:48:00 PM)

    Great little poem - thanks for your skill - much appreciated (Report)Reply

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  • Moha Abbou (9/5/2012 12:01:00 PM)

    Wow! such a nice sparkling poem made of wisdom, I love it so much, and thank you for sharing us your knowledge. (Report)Reply

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  • (8/22/2012 1:41:00 AM)

    Food for thought. in this piece of writing. (Report)Reply

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  • Subrat Pradhan Love-immortal (7/23/2012 3:09:00 AM)

    Well written. enjoyable, Try reading mine and comment. (Report)Reply

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  • (7/8/2012 8:57:00 AM)

    This poem covers concisely the ifs and maybes or never will be's of desire and loves often uncertain path. Very wise. (Report)Reply

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  • Shahzia Batool (5/13/2012 4:34:00 AM)

    Once i read a statement which i would like to share here, ,
    when you are confused between 2 options, , just flip the coin in the air, , it'll not solve your problem, , , but, , , while coin will be coming back in the air, you'll come to know what your heart is really hoping for.....
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  • Allemagne Roßmann (8/26/2011 10:44:00 AM)

    Climax versus anticlimax well represented..Good job and thanks for sharing (Report)Reply

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  • (7/8/2011 7:48:00 AM)

    meaningful words of wisdom! SG xo (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, June 4, 2011

Poem Edited: Friday, July 8, 2011


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