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Grey Sparrow Journal

Issue 30, July 31, 2017
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Want

 

 

Every time

Something I know is missing

And every time

Something I don’t know is coming.

All my life

I am filled with losing and getting.

Still,

The things I missed fill me

With sadness and sorrow

And yet, the things I gain

Make me feel empty.

 

I missed so many things

And in return

I got things

I didn’t want.

Sometimes,

I think

God gives me—

Without my consent—

What others don’t want.

I have so many things

God has given—

Without my wanting.

 

He has given me

The love

Others don’t want.

He has given me

Virtue and rectitude,

Empathy and tolerance

Others don’t want.

 

Oh, God! Let me want now.

Give me

A person with whom

I could share what

You have given.

 

—Krishna P. Sharma