The untold want, by life and land ne’er granted

Now, Voyager, sail thou forth, to seek and find.

                                               Walt Whitman


Untold Wanting in a
Global Society

 

Untold wanting without destination

Could be just a matter of getting out of bed,

The unexpected voyage

To almost anywhere a possibility

Even around the block

 

But if you must use sailing ships,

Ocean liners or

Transatlantic flights

 

Now with just one suitcase

A change of nationality at the airport.

Or simply go as a volunteer

 

Wanting soon becomes the urgent desire

For peace and well being

Sought but not found

 

Without some kind

Of a national budget

And threats of mass destruction.

 

One sets out on the voyage

A little less light-hearted

Maybe just walking

Arms outstretched

In a smaller circle

If you must be home

By the end of the day.


L. Fullington

If you have any comments on this poem, L. Fullington would be pleased to hear them.

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