Jump to content
  • Join For Free and Get Notified of New Chapters!

    Are you enjoying a great story and want to get an alert or email when a new chapter is posted? Join now for free and follow your favorite stories and authors!  You can even choose to get daily or weekly digest emails instead of getting flooded with an email for each story you follow. 


    Black Paper
  • Author
  • 284 Words

The Neverending Book - 6. Desire


What is really interesting about desire,
Is this is, truly, a never ending fire.
Your desires & passions can go on forever,
And, you can, truly, be never satisfied, ever.

You could desire one thing & then get another,
And, then look at the possessions obtained by your brother.
You could want it & get it & be done with it,
And, no longer want it after playing for a bit.

But if this continues to go on, how can your desires ever be gone?
If this eternal hunger will transform,
Somehow, always, into a knew form,
How can you, like this, ever perform?

This is a torture. You can be sure.
In this way, you can never allure.
This is an itch you cannot scratch.
It is something you cannot catch.

Like holding water in your hand, it slips through your skin.
You cannot hold it, unless it is inside of a tin.
Like a storm’s rain drops as they fall,
You cannot catch them all,

No matter how thirsty you are,
Some are near & some are far.
This is not your fault. Do not halt.
You are not in a vault.

They fall where they want to as they continue.
If you want all of them, you will be forced to chase & race at your own desire’s pace,
Never enjoying the delicious food on your own plate even after you ate going at a fast rate at any date in an anxious state.

You will no longer be able to savor each flavor.
So, do yourself the favor & meditate on what it is that you truly want.
And, only then, will your desires no longer haunt.

Copyright © 2019 Asher25; All Rights Reserved.
  • Like 5
  • Love 2

Recommended Comments

Chapter Comments

39 minutes ago, Layne said:

A poem never felt so true... amazing! 

Thank you thank you *bows bows*🔮 how do I know? BECAUSE I HAD DESIRES AND THEY WOUDNT GO AWAY.✍️ 

Edited by Asher25
  • Like 1
  • Love 1
Link to comment
41 minutes ago, Layne said:

A poem never felt so true... amazing! 

I realized Desire reminded me of the thing from Harry Potter that transforms into your worst fear. It’s like that. Desire has no face. It has no true form it’s always changing just like a flame. It always turns into something new no matter where you go so I realized the only way I’d ever be happy is if I discovered what I wanted the MOST and just shoot for that. Then Desire has no power over me. Desire’s Fire cannot burn you.🔥

Edited by Asher25
  • Like 1
Link to comment

Desire is a torment for sure. I like how you showcased the desire to want what others have; fueling the desire to seek more. I have found that paying less attention to others the happier you will be. :)

  • Love 1
Link to comment

So true. Dont try to own everyhing you desire. Be happy reflecting on what you have and sharing what you can observe.

I like the fact that your poetry has a rawness, an edge.

  • Love 1
Link to comment
View Guidelines

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
  • Newsletter

    You probably have a crazy and hectic schedule and find it hard to keep up with everything going on.  We get it, because we feel it too.  Signing up here is a great way to keep in touch and find something relaxing to read when you get a few moments to spare.

    Sign Up
  • Create New...

Important Information

Our Privacy Policy can be found here. We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue..