What do you desire?

via Daily Prompt: Desire



What does your heart desire-

If I asked you,

Would you have an answer?


What are your 3 wishes-

If I asked you,

Would you have an answer?


Is it love, money, happiness that you aspire?

Fame, respect, peace that you want to acquire?

Or power, comfort, health that you require?


If you were allowed just three-

Would you be able to tell me?

And once you do, would you not think of the other three?


Is it a wonder then that you still look around,

Is it a wonder then that you have not yet found-

For it is by confusion and mediocrity that you are bound…


Ask yourself  NOW,

What is it that I truly desire?


Your answer will pave the way,

And prod you on, every single day,

It will keep you warm -the burning fire,

Dispel the darkness -fulfilling your heart’s deepest desire.




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8 responses to “What do you desire?”

  1. Namrata D Prabhakar Avatar

    Very thought provoking

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Smitha V Avatar

      Thanks Namrata for your comments😊. Spurs me on.

      Liked by 1 person

  2. Archana Avatar

    I think by nature we are never satisfied with what we have with us..the trick is to try n discover what we have within us that will give us immense satisfaction and peace..very thought provoking poem smitha..loved it

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Smitha V Avatar

      Thanks Archana. Like you said we are never content and never sure if there is something more or better to desire and that’s what confuses us.


  3. Deepika Avatar

    I guess that’s the most difficult question to answer to oneself…

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Smitha V Avatar

      Yes Deepika…isn’t it? We want a lot but if someone asked us what we desire, we wouldn’t be able to answer because we would be scared of missing out saying one on the list…

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Deepika Avatar

        Haha I agree…. We’re greedy! We want everything from life, nothing to be left….

        Liked by 1 person

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