Jacqueline Suskin, this morning, teaches us about writing Manifesting Poems. The kind of writing that puts our dreams, wishes and hopes for our lives on paper and lets the universe know so it can begin rearranging our path and give us signs in where to go. She shares a poem of of her own and titles it, What I Want is Family. This felt like an invitation.
So, I wrote my own “What I Want” poem. Taking to my typewriter to see if the keys could help, I got it all down. Afterwards, my laptop went to work, cleaning it up, with a few revisions and edits. It’s still pretty drafty, not very good.
But it feels true.
What I Really Want is Love I really want just love - all of it. The deep love one feels for another you know what I'm talking about - the kind where that soul being you chose for your partner and you synchronously roll over under the covers and he tucks your blanket in snuggly behind your back, that spot you can't reach where cool swaths of air swirl under bringing the chills. He protects that. But, I want more than this, I want everyone to have that kind of love from someone. Maybe if only from a pet - that will do. More than even this, I want everyone to walk around will that kind of love inside them hearts so wide open radiating that love spewing it out all over the world everywhere they go. To the trees, the hills, the sky, the fields, the flowers, the insects even. And, to other humans especially those not like them. That's a special kind of love. If we all that that kind of love to fill the world with we'd know to protect it with all our hearts, do everything we could to save its preciousness for our children, and theirs. It would be only then, I could leave this earth knowing I loved enough for that to happen. October 2022 draft SD