Here’s all I want

Here's all I want

This poem is for you and me and all those who are still bewildered by love.

Today I celebrate my marriage and all that comes with the package. I wrote down what crossed my mind, not even sure if this is called poetry. Enjoy.



I said, “I want happiness.”

You said you want peace.

I said, “I want adventure.”

You said you want a wedding.

I said, “I want some spice in life.”

You said, “Let’s have a baby!”

I said, “Now I am bored.”

You said, “Write a poem for me.”



Years have passed, we had a full life, but I want something more.

My heart is the desert wind; that’s dry and chills the bone.

I ask you, “Why weren’t we happy before?”

You smile and say, like you always say, “Whoever said so?”



I say, “I know peace now.”

You smile, then you sigh.

I ask, “What’s wrong, my love?”

You say, “I don’t like to see you cry.”



I let them fall, the tears from my eyes;

You pull me in your arms.

I say, “I wish I loved you more,”

You say, “It’s enough for me.”

“It’s not, it’s not, it’s not,” I chant;

You stop me with a kiss.

You hold me as I listen to your heart,

You say, “Here’s all I want.”



So what say you?