I do not want







I do not want your pieces of gold

I do not want your broken heart

I want you whole

I want you hearty

I want your sterling soul


I have no need for gemstones

I have no need for gold

My love cannot be bought

My soul cannot be sold


I offer that which cannot be bought

I give it away for free

I give my love all that I have

I give it willingly


I do not want your honeyed words

so sickly sweet and saccharine

My belly aches with acid fears

Dripping with dishonesty

My eyes, an overflowing river

of never-ending tears


I’ll let you go

I cannot hold on

To something so unreal

A fantasy, a virtual man

‘Tis time for the wound to heal

**Thank you to my poet friends James, who inspired the start of this first stanza and to Mike for editing it.
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5 Responses to I do not want

  1. Sarah Martin says:

    This a beautifully written, well polished poem, rhyme and flow is capturing, love it!!!

  2. John Danalis says:


  3. Melpomene says:

    Thank you so much Sarah for your input.

  4. Melpomene says:

    Thank you John for reading it and for your feedback.

  5. James says:

    Wow! I am honored to have been the muse or partly the muse for this amazing piece. I’m not into rhymes per se but you made me a lover in words based on sounds. Your imagery & allegorical use of words is very inviting. Thank you. Thank you very much. Wow!

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