Take All Of Me (Spoken Word Poetry)


I am not here
To simply
Be an afterthought,

Or whim.

I am not here
To be a fling,

Your momentary satisfaction.

I am here…

I am here to be
The man you always
Dreamed of.

To be your bridge
Over life’s turbulent,
Troubled waters.

To be the lover
That richly colors
Your sensations,
And passions.

To be the partner
You wished for…


Forever devoted to…


Take this moment,
To consider
What could be…

What a life together
Could mean…

For you,

For me,

For us.

Listen now,
In the quiet
Of your heart,

Listen to
The whisper
Of our hope.

My commitment…

Is not simply
A part of me,

My commitment
Is totality.

I just need you
To take me,

Take not just
A part,

But now,
And forever…

Take all of me.

© 2018 W. C. Stacia, Jr.

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72 thoughts on “Take All Of Me (Spoken Word Poetry)

  1. My dearest dearest friend even when you’ll be in grace of her arms, you will still be writing long verses, once a poet always poet. Just look at us your writing to hold someone while many are writing just to escape somoneone. Aren’t we all sailing in same boat stalked by dolphins :). Loved your poem as always! Thumbs up!

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    1. Thanks Tanya, I so much appreciate your thoughts…and I guess you’re right. This bleeding of words that I started the summer of 2017 can no longer be staunched.

      And yes…we are sailing in the same boat…for sure!


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      1. Honestly my friend it’s more difficult to be physically with someone and try to fill intense loneliness with verses than being alone in the world. At least once you are alone you have hope but when you are with someone and feeling pangs of loneliness it’s hoplessnes! But I bet you can’t stop writing once you begin!

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      2. I so get what you’re saying…

        So get that.

        And, now, I can’t stop writing. It’s the only thing I want to do when I get home each day. That’s a problem…

        I guess.


      3. May be you were silent for too long and after long slumber the heart has started to bleed and verse have started to flow, at least words don’t disappoint…

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      4. Hmmm…

        That’s an exceptionally insightful point.

        You, my friend, have captured that perfectly and beautifully.

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      5. Why don’t you write a poem on that when hearts bleeds, bottle of scotch glows and verses just flows …
        It would be a great poem!! I would so look forward to it!

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      6. That, Tanya, is an excellent idea!

        I’ll have to give appropriate recognition to you once posted!


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      7. Well I am waiting for you to pen it, would be brilliant no doubt!

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      8. To be sure…

        In the evenings,
        When all is quiet,
        And I have my words,
        And my bourbon,

        I feel the need to free my thoughts.

        It’s one of my many deficiencies.


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      9. I do the same get hold of wine, something sweet to bring out flavor play on music and just keep typing

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      10. I am wholly consumed by that vision….

        Precisely correct.


      11. You can have some props while penning dark chocolate, dense wine and old melody and just flow the words. I sometimes pen my poems with such props!

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      12. That’s another exceptional idea!!!

        What I need to do as well, is come up with my new wine/chocolate pairings/and poetry menu for this winter.

        Maybe I should post that!

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      13. Brilliant and how about we fix a night in winters may be a video call poetry recitation just a thought for all who are interested!

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      14. So…that is an incredible idea!!! We can have a WP Poetry/wine/chocolate pairing and invite all comers!!!!

        Brilliant Tanya…just brilliant!!

        Would you collaborate with me to help set it up?

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      15. Absolutely I’ll let’s just plan it out and fix it for winters, set a theme, have an


  2. “My commitment is totality.” Brave. Very, very brave. And rare.

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    1. Vielen Danke!!!

      I wish I could remember more of my German, but I haven’t used it in so long. Sigh. And I must tell you that I so much enjoy your posts! That gives me a chance to practice my German before seeing the translation.

      Thank you!

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      1. Vielen Dank zurück :o) ! I also enjoy your poems immensly. I am happy that I can help to brush up your German!

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  3. This truly seems to be the way life goes.. Being young and full of ambitions. Then as a person ages they want nothing more than the company of someone they love.

    Well done! 😊

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    1. Yes…nothing more. Not pieces, not parts…

      The whole.

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      1. My grandparents moved from where they lived to the country , but my grandfather’s job was still in the city. So he would have to stay out of town and only was able to come home on weekend’s. I live a similar life.. But as soon as he retired they had time to spend , all thier time together and in the end she stuck through it all with him now they can have that time together.

        I guess it just takes the right person to stand by someone until they’re time together comes.

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      2. I think you are exactly right Jamie.

        There are so many challenges in life.

        Seems to me it all boils down to expectations, teamwork, and a sense of a common vision of forever.

        Just my two cents…

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      3. Yes.. Exactly right.. 😊

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  4. Beautifully stated. There was another poem that you posted at the same time about “someone to listen”…also very good. Great point about listening deeply. WordPress would not let me “like it” so I am liking it here.🙂

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    1. Thank you so much Gianna.

      I’m exposing my stupidity in that I did not mean to post that. Probably mentioned before that I have the very bad habit of editing in the


      1. Oh…never say stupidity! I have done that too.

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      2. I try to think why I let that happen.

        Maybe because setting free the words is so important to my mind. Even though my thoughts are not fully developed for public consumption, my heart feels that it has set those thoughts free.


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      3. I lived a good deal of my life being proper, perfect, silent, and nice. It took chaos to open up the space for words and I am still struggling to be brave enough to speak my truth. Your accidental post was enlightening. Thank you.

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      4. Gianna…that is so much me.

        You have no idea…

        Exhale, I tell myself…exhale.

        Perhaps I’ll consider my inadvertent post a fortuitous calamity…


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    2. Ugh…I hit send before I was done.


    3. So…I’ll start again.

      I was editing and really wasn’t ready to post…but lost track of the schedule I had set for posting. Very in-submariner of me. Details matter, and I failed to execute that properly.


      1. I feel privileged to have gotten a sneak peek then. Imperfections make us human and that’s place where life works its magic.

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      2. That, Gianna, is so very kind of you to say.

        I do feel very strongly about the theme of that (now pending) piece…

        That each of us needs that special person that doesn’t simply hear our words…

        But truly listens…


        And is so beautifully connected.

        That’s the point I’ll be trying to explain.

        Once I get myself squared away.



      3. Square away, Sir. I look forward to the post. Enjoy your evening.✨

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      4. Yes…I’ll get myself squared away.

        On that, you can be sure.

        Have a wonderful evening as well.



    4. I do intend to more properly edit my thoughts and post that piece when truly ready.

      Thank you for your understanding!


    1. Thank you so much Dorothy!!!!

      I am so glad that it was meaningful to you!!!

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  5. you are much too enigmatic to be a thought or a whim – i feel strongly about the importance of being heard. this was a special piece Bill, well done

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    1. Thank you Gina!!!

      I really wanted to emphasize the value of stability, and permanence. That seems to be missing in so much of today’s society.

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      1. yes this is missing. more people seek out temporary happiness.

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      2. Yes…I so agree.

        Thank you for reading!!!

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  6. So so so beautiful. Loved it.

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    1. Thank you Sue! So glad you enjoyed it!!!

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  7. You are too romantic and caring to be somebody’s fling!

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    1. Thank you…investments in emotion cannot be flings.


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  8. These are words I would have longed to hear from the man I loved. Beautiful, sweet, deep. Sigh.

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    1. So glad that you liked it! I’ve come to find that my free verse style really is meant to be spoken. Guess I should have figured that out a long time ago since I always read the verse aloud before posting. 🙂

      Really appreciate your interest and comments!

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  9. What a beautiful poem. I am sure you will write beautiful verses in any situation. Loved it

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    1. Really appreciate it Shantanu! Very kind of you to say!

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  10. Loved it Bill. Saying ‘I love you’ without spelling it out, beautiful.

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  11. Love absolutely everything in this piece, Bill… the imagery, your voice… it resonates with me. How beautiful love is when it really works. But what if there is a huge different in age and someone is attracted to a much younger person? What are the chances for this to work? This is a great post by Mario again that I strongly recommend you and the rest of your followers: https://savioni.wordpress.com/2019/02/12/pickles-and-tarts-chapter-6/
    And this is another great poet, Newton Ranaweera, and his post: See, we’re free!!: https://newtoneapblog.wordpress.com/2019/02/17/see-were-free/
    Finally, this is what I made out of the two: https://momentsbloc.wordpress.com/2019/02/19/out-of-the-shell/

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    1. So many thanks Marta. So many thanks for your kindness and generosity. You pose some very interesting questions, and frame all of them in your excellent references and exceptional personal work. (Many thanks for sharing all!)

      I’ve thought quite a bit about the questions you pose…and this is what struck me.

      Differences in age are relative, aren’t they? To say that a man and woman are 10 years different in age (either way) can seem like an enormous chasm of dissimilarity. But what if that 10 years is put in the context of an entire human lifespan? Or the age of a majestic tree? Or the time it takes to transform carbon into diamond?

      Maybe difference in age is not so important when viewed through the lens of eternity. Maybe what matters most is love, and the simple fact that we have but one life to live…and to savor such a rich connection.

      Just my thoughts.

      So much appreciate your support.

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      1. You are talking about 10 years difference. That is surely fine. There are many relationships like that, where the man is usually older tha the woman (I don’t know about homosexual couples or poliamorous relationships). But I was referring to a possible relationship between a fifty-something (54-55?) man and a ninenteen-year-old girl. That makes a super age difference, 35 years, which is what Mario poses in his novel “Pickles and Tarts”, where chapter 7 is already there: https://savioni.wordpress.com/2019/02/20/pickles-and-tarts-chapter-7/

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      2. Oh…hmmmm. That does present a different scenario. Seems like such a large age difference would make a long term relationship very difficult. So, when he’s 75-ish, she’s 40-ish. Being in such different chapters in life, could make having/raising children all the more challenging.

        Guess it really boils down to what each wants.


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      3. Yes, it is a very different scenario. Perhaps none of them are interested in having children? I myself I am so happy to live childfree with my husband. I love my freedom.

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      4. Yes… you are right. We only have but one life to live… and it is our choice as to how we enjoy it!

        So well spoken Marta!

        I enjoyed the conversation!


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