Sunday, July 18, 2010

I Want...

I want

A minute of your time,
Or as much as you can spare.
I want to be understood,
Yet make you wonder
What remains beneath my surface
And is yet to be revealed.
I want to have courage
To dig deeper to those places
Of intense thoughts and desire
That we all have, but few share.
I wonder what your reaction would be
If you only knew?
I want to be humble,
Yet keep my cockiness.
Make you think
And feel,
And cry.
Maybe even shock you sometimes.
I want more compassion and understanding in the world.
I want to bring people together,
I don't know if I can but I'll try until it hurts.
I want to scream out against responsibility,
Authority and political correctness.
I want to stay passionate,
And curious about everything.
I want to be loved
And accepted.

Perhaps most of all,
I want to be remembered
As someone
Who made even a small difference
In your life.


  1. beautiful. couldn't have said it better myself.
    xoxo, jamie

  2. Wonderfully written!

    Thank you for your visit and sweet words... we'll definitely see each other before summers out. Hello to Sandy!!


  3. That was wonderful to read. You have definitely made a difference in my life. You & Sandy are such awesome people & it has been a priviledge to get to know you better. =)

  4. You made a difference Barry... this is so beautiful. xoxo

  5. You certainly changed my life forever.
    thank you for being the amazing man that you are.

  6. I think everyone wants these things. Very honest thoughts.

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  8. Very elegantly said:) I want to make a difference too... working on it!!!!

  9. OMG seriously, the codes I had to enter to post that last comment was ridiculous. I tried like 10 times. Let's see what this one brings...

  10. You can always have a minute of my time, and like others have said it here before, you have made a difference in my life. :) You and your wife are wonderful people, I am glad that technology allows me to meet such wonderful souls as you both.

  11. I love this. Like so much.

    xo, Sophia