What I Don’t Want

16 Mar

“When you don’t get what you want, you’re unhappy. When you get what you don’t want, you’re unhappy. Even when you get what you want, you’re still unhappy, because it doesn’t last forever.” ~Socrates, Way of the Peaceful Warrior


What I Don’t Want

I don’t want people to be kind
And thoughtful and relate
I don’t want people to let go
Of all their ancient hate

I don’t want people to give of
Themselves without a thought
Of what they will get in return
And what to them is brought

I don’t want people to try hard
To go the extra mile
I don’t want strangers to say “Hi”
And give a friendly smile

I don’t want people to accept
Their struggles just as tests
I don’t want them to stand up straight
And beat upon their chests

I don’t want people to be strong
Courageous, passionate
I don’t want people to refuse
To ever, ever quit

I don’t want people to be patient
With others who stress
I don’t want people to be graceful
With those who aggress

I don’t want people to let go
Of petty little things
Like grudges, bitterness, insults
Cheap shots, offenses, stings

As long as I don’t want these things
I will not be unhappy
Whenever I see people treat
Each other very crappy

                                        ~Miro

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5 Responses to “What I Don’t Want”

  1. Carl D'Agostino March 16, 2012 at 8:48 am #

    Then Miami is your kind of town

    • Miro March 16, 2012 at 8:49 am #

      I don’t want nice weather, so I’ll stay in Canada. 🙂

  2. Deb March 16, 2012 at 10:32 am #

    Happiness is only temporary in this world. For we are not of this world, but in it.

  3. mountainmae March 16, 2012 at 2:46 pm #

    This poem hit a chord in me, to try to not want or not dream felt like living in black & white instead of color. But the pain is too much that voice in my head said. My answers work for only me of course but 1. I gave up guilt about 10yrs ago & 2. I try (hard) to not “should” myself or others. By having no expectations I can be happily surprised when good happens. My warrior path…

  4. granbee March 20, 2012 at 11:35 am #

    A totally superb tongue-in-cheek ode to “not wanting”, Miro! The best of this type I have read in a very long time! Kudos!

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