What We Keep Looking For

There is a need,

Isn’t there,

Deep down inside,
As strong as the urge to breathe…

As impulsive
As it is to gasp,
When our bodies
Are trapped just below the surface,
The lifesaving air of
Love and safety
Just above us,
Just through that rippled
The strongest drive to break through
To the light and living,

Just to feel wanted.

Just to feel appreciated.

Just to feel needed.

The chance to touch,
The chance to be touched.

A surety of surroundings,
Confidence in companionship…

Maybe, just to be held,

To grasp a hope,
And hold that hope
So tightly in our outstretched hands,

To feel like we are loved.

Maybe that’s all we require.

Maybe that’s what
Life is all about.

Maybe that’s what
We all keep looking for.

© 2018 W. C. Stacia, Jr.

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17 thoughts on “What We Keep Looking For

  1. Exactly what we’re looking for. Very well conveyed.

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    1. Thanks Dorothy!!! So glad you liked it!!!!


  2. Exactly! So well written, really enjoyed it!

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Thanks for your thoughts… And I’m so glad you liked it!

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    1. Really appreciate it Tara! Glad you enjoyed it!

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  3. Hi
    Thank you. I am happy to see your wonderful post. It gives me a thoughtful thinking and am  happy for that. That is always my intention to see a post that gives me happiness.

    Am happy  to share at least a part of that happiness and love here as am commenting now.



    Peace ✌and Love ❤

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    1. Thank you! Glad you liked it!


      1. Very OK and simple.
        Fantastic and  amazing poem. Just short and straight forward.

        You are a phenomenal person with such incredible poem.

        Am so glad that I had to comment on it.
        I hope you have a wonderful and relaxing Saturday

        Peace ✌and Love ❤

        Liked by 1 person

      2. That’s very kind of you! I do like to use straightforward language, and capture a scene in a 150 words or so. Thank you very much for your remarks!


      3. Thank you! I appreciate your thoughtful response.

        Such an awesome way of replying someone. Thanks. Again
        As always your posts are incredible and I enjoying reading every word down till the last line. I must say that you are probably one of the excellent bloggers on WordPress that write inspired

        Also, I just posted: OSCILLATION
        Would love to know your views. Love to see your contributions on it. I’m always excited for your comment. 🙂

        You are welcome

        Peace ✌and Love ❤

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      4. Really appreciate it! And I look forward to reviewing your work! Have a very nice Saturday!


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