Friday, October 19, 2018


Today, dear reader is day 19 of #OctPoWriMo. Our prompt is the question: 'What do you want?'.  There were a few suggestions as to how we could approach it, along with some suggested forms. I did not use the forms but chose to write free verse. My approach to the prompt is almost confessional in nature. I hope you enjoy.

Rod E. Kok
October 19, 2018

Hindsight is
woefully accurate;
a bane on my psyche,
a blight on the soul.

All they needed
was me.
What they received
they did not

Determined not to be
I became
much more.
Or much less.

If the question
were asked,
I am sure
I know
the answer.

All we wanted
was you.