Message In Stanza

Poetry and Musings

Innate desire to be happy
Now you can’t stop thinking
You read every single self-help book
Happiness left you with nowhere to look

Innate desire to be known
Now you can’t face yourself in the mirror
You are lonely but you don’t want to see anyone
Fame has come at a a richly cost

Innate desire to be loved
Now you can’t hold your own heart
You think Cupid is always playing tricks
Love has left you begging for everything

You have to push the baby out
You have to pull that cavity out
So much push and shove
No wonder we have lost sight of love

Take off that plastic smile
I see your arms crossed in my mind
Surrender to your own pretenses
And stop chasing those white picket fences

Stop rubbing those tired eyes
And see for real with me
Destiny is what you make of it
It’s no one’s destiny but yours

The paint will peel
The brook will dry
But look inside
This will be your guide

(C) Carly Wiggins 2018

Thoughts? Does it make you think? Encourage you in the end?

7 thoughts on “Innate Desires

  1. yassy says:

    Positively lovely.

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    1. Thank you! That’s the goal in the end! 🙂 :heart:

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      1. yassy says:

        You welcome , Carly. You got your heart in the right place, my dear.

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      2. That means a lot. Thanks, dear yassy. ❤️

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