Wednesday, October 10, 2007

In this moment...

In this moment, I want to save the world from itself
Or change it for the better, at least in some small way.
I want to drape myself in red
Because I’m hot and red suits my passion
Or maybe quench my fire in some deep cool blue sea
with black sand beaches, while being held by
the hands of some beautiful man.
I want a beautiful man with compassionate character
and exceptional qualities
I want a man to love me for my mind, my spirit and my body
I want to love my imperfect body.
I want to be healthy.
I want physical prosperity and to possess a financial portfolio
Of tremendous magnitude. While I’m at it, I want to shake myself
Of the attitude that has kept me mired in debt
But has kept me looking fly – which reminds me,
I want those chocolate brown suede knee high boots
I saw in that store’s window today. I want some dark chocolate,
And also to go away to see other foreign cities and countries.
I want to go to my mother’s country
And help the people there who live with less than I do
Because as much as I want in this moment,
Ultimately, I just want to save the world from itself,
Or change it for the better, at least in some small way.

© 2007 Patricia B.

1 comment:

Keisha said...

ryc: Thank you. I really just wrote that piece on a whim without thinking about it-- I saw the phrase "The Night the Stars Fell" online in a reference to the Leonid Meteor Shower, and I felt compelled to write . . . anyway, now that I've had time to digest it, I realized that it is DEFinitely part of something larger-- probably my novel. So I think all of your questions will be addressed as I tell more of their story! I know there is probably a way for me to include more detail without giving away too much info, so I'm going to try re-working it.

I read this blog on occasion but I don't comment because I don't feel there is much that I can add besides, "I liked it." I don't know much about poetry, so I can't really offer any insight on the form or content of your work. I will say, though, that I think it's great that you're doing this, and this surely served as an inspiration to start my own writing blog. So thanks, Tricia. :)