Wanted …

How many live their lives without ever being wanted …
Alone …

That feeling that your existence is of some importance to someone …
Anyone …

You can get that feeling from parents …
Although they may disappoint you …
Not want you enough …
Not appreciate your uniqueness …
But still … they are there … it’s a start …

You can get that feeling from children …
Except that their want is based on ultimate need …
Which is not a bad thing …
In fact it is perfectly natural …
And yet … they are dependent … so again it’s only a start …

You can get that feeling from friends …
Although their want tends to be limited …
Your time with them fleeting …
Their commitment less than total …
So still … friends will only go so far … it remains merely a start …

Or you can get that feeling from a lover …
And that want is rare and most precious …

In no way does this denigrate the role of parents in your life …
The hole in you heart there would be without your children …
Or the value of your friends …

But a lover has no obligation …
No dependence …
No vested interest …

A lover simply CHOOSES to want you … for reasons uncertain …
A mystery that can’t be unwound …
A bond like no other …
A gift given freely ….
Yet greater the joy if returned …

So when you chose to want me … a curtain was raised up …
All I’d been seeking came clear …
Our wants were united …
At last life found its purpose …
In your arms I’m lonely no more …

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