Wednesday, 24 October 2012

I WANT...


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I want to feel inner peace
that defies all sense of reason
I want to smile through life's madness
I want to laugh so hard that my stomach aches
I want to smile so bright that my cheeks hurt
I want to go to sleep every night with a contented heart
And wake up to the bright morning with a smile on my face

I want to travel the world and not worry about a thing
I want to watch the sun rise and set with no other soul
I want to hug a motherless child so hard and never let go
I want to have a wordless conversation with my best friend
I want to mentor at least one child
And watch him/her grow into something i never will

I want the seemingly little things in life
I want to hold an audience spellbound with inspiration
I want to leave this world a little better
By even something as simple as
A kind word, a hug or a smile
I want someone to breathe and live better
Just because i have lived

I want to give and never stop giving
I want to live and never stop living
I want to love and never stop loving
Until i absolutely have to
I am thankful for here and now
But i want all of that and so much more
Am i asking for too much?
Still,
I want...

Kisses
I'm not a poet. I just write what i feel and today, this is it.

P.S: You know i can't leave here without giving you something to laugh about. I went on facebook and found this status:
Adam and Eve, una no try abeg. I gast tell u my church mind. Everyday man head dey work, dey think how hin go hustle hammer. We suppose just dey Garden dey play football or ten ten. We for no need money now. Women no go dey ask  for chinese. If dem hungry, we go just pluck fruit make dem chop. Life suppose just easy. Una con go chop apple for ursef alone leave us dey suffer. Seriously I gast tell u my mind.

 P.P.S: For the people residing in Nigeria, let the long weekend begin! Side eyes @9ja's great

63 comments:

  1. I didn't know you write this well oh. The poem's really good..I feel you on this, oh jare..

    Lol @ that FB status.. But seriously, dem no try at all..lol

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  2. hahahahahahahah @ the fb post..loves..

    is true oo..lol..

    well done with poem it rhymes... dont we all want..xxxx

    muah to all the lovely comments you leave on my blog..xx

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  3. lmao @ the fb status. was actually thinking the same thing some dayz ago
    nice poem

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  4. Lol @Adam and Eve. Ah Toinlicious, you are damn good. That poem?

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  5. love love looooove the poem. kinda reminds me of beyonce's "i was here"

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  6. This poem is so alive that it cannot die... And as every good desire, may your heart experience the joy that comes with miraculous fruition. Blessings and more. SHALOM

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  7. Hugs friendship me..:)

    LOL at the FB status..

    Come is it everytime Naija dey get public holiday? I am jerousing o

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  8. I love that pic and the poem too. Life is for living/

    Naija peeps are sure going to enjoy :)

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  9. Love all is around you dear. Receive!!
    You wrote exceedingly well. From your mouth to God's ears.

    As for fb status, that guy is in for a long thing this weekend if he has a gf. cheapskate!

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  10. I have lots of 'I wants" too mehn. I pray God brings them to pass. I love the poem. Thanks for putting your mind to words.

    Very funny story; dem sell fish sell our lives. lol

    - LDP

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  11. So much love the Poem, am feeling it right in my heart,and I love u toin,u seem not to know your potentials,this is a good poem and please do more.
    I feel that guy vexing for Adam & Eve.
    Peace and love

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  12. this poem is good!! Toin, you too much you know that? You write so well... proud of you girl... weldone!

    LOL @ Adam and Eve's story

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  13. i want too...
    LOL @ the facebook status

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  14. Lol @ fb status... Lovely poem

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  15. Love the poem.

    Seriously, Adam and Eve no try at all.

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  16. Lovely poem! I should start writing again for a hobby. meanwhile all you guys in Naija are lucky with the 4 day weekend!!! #jealous

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  17. Where the ram de? You come de form Odia, think say nobody go ask you bcos you write poem way dem fit put for one anthology 2mao? Ask J.P. Clark n Uncle Wole..

    But seriously though, I think you should publish some more of what's really going on in that mind of yours...

    As for Adamu eti Efa, na until we see them na him me go gast tell them wetin i de my own mind....

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  18. Lovely poem. I want a lot of this things too. Pray God we help us fulfill them.

    Lol @ the fb status! True yarns!

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  19. Lovely poem

    Re Adam & Eve....dont blame them. It will happen again. We havent changed have we?

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  20. I have so many "I wants", God grant all our honest desires. I love the poem, great job.

    Lol@ d the fb post; it's true na, Adam and Eve no try, I won't be this stressed if they behaved.

    Yup yup, long weekend on point. We thank God for small small mercies :D

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  21. i love this.. very genuine.. so be it by God's grace

    enjoy your long weekend *insert beefing smiley*

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  22. sweetheart!!...its a beautiful piece
    #rolls eye#.."see her pulling poetic stunts and she's trying to be humble about it..lool
    issorait...issokai
    as usual, you made me laugh...dont mind those two ojere.
    hope ur weekend is going great hunnie..
    muah X 2

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  23. Beautiful poem. I want to live before I die.

    Thanks for all the love on my page. I appreciate.

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  24. I absolutely love this line, "I want to mentor at least one child and watch him/her grow into something I never will."
    Food for thought. Thank you.

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  25. Awww Toin the poet *winks*. i Love it!

    lool @ the Adam n eve rant

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  26. blessings.....
    nicely done....
    Wanting is good
    The problem with wanting is it can stay wanting if you do nothing.
    so...
    *DO

    *LIVE

    *CULTIVATE INNER PEACE

    *LOVE

    *GIVE WITHOUT EXPECTING/BECAUSE YOU WANT TO

    *LEARN - NEVER STOP LEARNING/GROWING

    *LAUGH WITH ALL OF YOU

    *SMILE FROM THE INSIDE OUT/OUTSIDE IN FROM HEAD TO TOE

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  27. Hmmm . . . and you are not a poet o! If you come be poet nko, Adrian Henri and other poetry legends go cover face be dat o. lol. Seriously, those were some nice lines. Inspiring stuff. If only, we could all get the things we want, especially seeing they are not all that complicated in most cases and it's not too much (really? lol). Unfortunately, it never happens. At least not in this life. #sad.

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  28. Definitely not too much to ask.....

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  29. Beautiful. It really is the simple things. I miss the days of laughing until it hurt in the sides and the cheeks. I want and need that again.

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  30. Can I add some more I wants? Cos there are a lot of things I want!!!

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  31. Love it!
    I want too oh. Ki Olorun fi Amin si. :)

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  32. Wow! This is a very good one.I especially like these lines "I want to give and never stop giving
    I want to live and never stop living
    I want to love and never stop loving
    Until i absolutely have to
    I am thankful for here and now
    But i want all of that and so much more
    Am i asking for too much?
    Still,
    I want..."

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  33. i want all that you want and more!

    Adam and Eve? mschew...wait till you get to heaven so you can give them a piece of your mind! :)

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  34. lovely poem........now looking forward to reading more poems from you

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  35. to confess, I always come to your site to laugh o and laughing I did :-) Nice poem too!

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  36. This poem makes you a CONFIRMED poet! I can feel the genuineness in it. Bless your sweet generous heart. As for Adam and Eve... No comment. Lol.

    Gba kiss meji

    Xx

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  37. Lovely poem Toin, lovely. I need to knock on your door sef.

    I want so many things too...

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  38. It does really matter if you are a poet or not. what matters is the message and you indeed passed it well in those lines.

    About the status update; I gast tell dat person wey write am say im lazy die. Adam and Eve is no reason for his laziness.

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  39. the best poems are the ones written from the heart, this is a lovely poem

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  40. Nice,all these do come at a price though.. sacrifices must be made

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  41. Ver nice poem. Those are actually what make life fun.

    Lol at ur P.S and thanks for stopping by my blog.

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  42. Don't we all want so much!

    I know God is looking for those who will be a blessing to their generation.

    Your list is a good set of things to want!

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  43. I want the seemingly little things in life
    I want to hold an audience spellbound with inspiration
    I want to leave this world a little better
    By even something as simple as
    A kind word, a hug or a smile
    I want someone to breathe and live better
    Just because i have lived

    Really hearty peom, Toinlicious. Life must be lived well and lived worthily. Nice post.

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  44. Beautiful
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  45. Love your positive images...great attitude to have. That Adam and Eve ditty is a classic! 10 years from now, it would still be funny.

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  46. Really nice piece.
    As for this thing you have here.. Hit me nicely. I will tell you what I think, just not on here.

    As for the status thing.. LOL!!!
    The many variations I have heard on the apple story eh.
    *chuckles*

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  47. ahahahahahahahaa...funny as always!

    i like the poem..it relates to me...as humans, we always want...as long as the eyes can see..we WANT.

    Have a lovely weekend and thanks for always commenting in my blog...you are appreciated :D

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  48. Making me revive my love for poems. This is beautiful,I tell u. You've got it..
    Formerly (2cute4u)
    Now...
    Chacha- www.chachacorner.com

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  49. Loved this! So raw and honest. Life is meant to be lived! The only thing holding us back is us. :)

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  50. For someone who is not a poet, this sounded a lot like a poem :-)

    You sound like a major hugger! And no, you're not asking for too much. It is perfectly normal for you to want these things ... and more.

    P.S. You need to write more poems o, Miss "I-am-not-a-poet."

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  51. Wow lovely poem u should try spoken word. N I like the last part about Adam n eve. Lol.
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  52. I love your poem...it makes me want to want some of those things too.

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  53. Babes, me i'm,loving this your lyrics o, maybe I'll employ your services to be tantalising my time keeper.

    This is brilliant!

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  54. Hello,

    Greetings and good wishes.

    Glad to read you have so many wants although they are simple things which everyone would want. Unfortunately, sometimes some of our wants and desires may not be realised although we work very hard for it.

    I wish you all the best and may all your dreams and desires be fulfilled.
    Joseph

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  55. I love, love, love this piece!!! You have captured the basic wants of the true human soul, and no, they aren't too much to ask.

    The FB status though, hahahaha!!! Abeg make bros no vex na. I'm going to have some coldstone ice-cream this evening. Probably have it with brownies? Muffins? All this good food is a definite plus from just apples, na.
    Give me Eden with Starbucks, top restaurants, Dominos, Debonairs, and unfinishable ice-cream!!! Then we can talk again! ( •͡.̮~͡)

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  56. Let the poet in you keep coming out. Lovely poem dear. I want all that & more. Hehehehehehehhehe @ the facebook status. No mind Adam & Eve jare.

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  57. Having the inner peace with Christ - the rest will follow.

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