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Enough #needVSwant

Enough: how to tell the #need from the #want

I've had enough of babies whining with beards,
Like the umbilical hair under their noses were trunks
To feel the ground for the hole in the chest thump.
I need, I need, I need. 
That kneads folly into dough for a cake of hate
Just because nobody had enough of cake...or of greed. 

I want to tell you the tale of how to tell apart 
The want of the brat to the needs of the heart. 

One word fellows, one word: ENOUGH. 
When the desire is infinitely insatiable, 
Then you're sure a want sits at the table. 

You can have enough love, 
Yet no number or size of glistening carbon 
Can adorn the beloved to satisfaction, 
And no white dress is beautiful enough. 

You can have enough hope, 
To go through the enemy's fray, but
No number of weapons, nor manner 
Nor style is enough to guarantee victory your way.

You can have enough food, 
But Twix, Snickers, Rafaelos, Mars, Fazer, 
Ragusa, Mambo, Rondo, Soya, can all be 
In infinite supply, eaten ad nauseam

You can have enough water, 
But crates go down the toilet pipes
And vodka drowns the neurons, and 
Amarula bottles are best when see-through. 

Indeed, as you can see it clearly appear, 
Needs enough, wants feed eternal greed:
And since ingratitude blinds the boundaries of all, 
When the desire is infinitely insatiable,
Then you're sure a "want" sits at the table.

(c) nyonglema





By nyonglema

I love to write to inspire, to salvage and to heal. I believe there's power in word and language that can cure all the ills which take away human love an life. Keep reading, you'll find yourself.

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