Desire

Are we not creatures of pleasure,

Seeking out that which would satisfy us;

Temporary or wholesome?

I have not found everlasting contentment.

 

Good food, cigarettes, television, sex…..

Is that not enough.

Property, jobs and comfort.

The need for something permanent.

The lust to be loved.

 

This is not enough.

 

We become dissatisfied;

And seek another object,

To replace our dissatisfaction;

Something better, nobler, more refined.

 

Do we ever find it?

 

© Jack Nugent

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2 thoughts on “Desire

    1. Thank you! Yes, agreed, this is how we live out our lives but there is much in our psyche’s that remain unknown to us, such is the depth and subtleties of our conditioning, which is not to say nature, that is something different, entirely.

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