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A word so often used,
but not always understood.
What does it mean to want?
Is it to desire?
Desire something so strongly, you can feel it in the depths of your gut-
something burning inside until you attain it.
Or is it to possess a thing?
Like a car, money, an island- something completely superficial, and pointless.
Yet, it's something most of us want.
"What do I want?"
Maybe I do want a car, money, an island?
Or do I want to achieve the American Dream- the dream of endless possibilities that can apparently be achieved by being "hard-working" in the land of "properity and free"?
Is any of this even worth it?
Is me, adhereing to societal norms worth all of things I apparently "want" in this world?
While the individual spirit in me feels locked up in a prison and is trying to get out- but can't.
It can't because it doesn't adhere to the norms of this land,
Of this dream,
and apparently, of me.
So, the question still remains... What do I want?
I don't know...

Created: Apr 07, 2014

Tags: spoken word, poetry, slam, free-verse

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