Not What I Asked For…

You are not what I asked for…

I didn’t want to be tied down,
Nor did I want a lover needing commitment.

I didn’t want to be formal and proper,
And I wanted a woman who also
Had a taste for the wild.

I didn’t want the suburbia routine,
I wanted a mate who thrived in non-conformity,
And hungered to live

At least…

That’s what I thought I wanted…

Until I met you.

You didn’t demand commitment,
You simply made me want
To be
Committed to you.

You had your wild side,
But showed a sophisticated
And elegant restraint.

You had no love affair with suburbia,
You simply wanted space
For our children to run,
And savor their youth.


You are not what I asked for…

But by grace, I found you.

And through your love,
And patience,
And forgiveness…

I understood that,

You are not what I asked for,


You are what I needed.



© 2017 W. C. Stacia, Jr.

4 thoughts on “Not What I Asked For…

  1. Hi! Superb writing in a fashion in which many of us can relate to. Your writing is so true to life that the reader is there with you. In your life! Fantastic! And happy for you too!

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    1. Thank you so much! When I first started writing last summer, I just wrote in a manner that flowed from my mind… I guess it’s “free verse”…and certainly not for everyone. Just my style, and what I’m happy with. I really appreciate your thoughts and encouragement!


      1. My dad was a gentleman.He loved my mom enchantingly.. So , I find men who write about their love’s so respectfully very refreshing! And your poetry. well it is spot on success! Thank you Bill, for reminding some of your female readers that there are still plenty of attentive men in the world who cherish their partner’s! And are so welcome.

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      2. That is very kind of you to say. As a novice writer, I am deeply honored to know that my words make a difference to someone. You just made my night. Thank you!


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