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Robin's Realm



Do I know what I want?

Do I really know?


So many years ago

At the young age of 19

I thought I knew

I wanted to quit college

and get married

Visions of staying home

with the white picket fence

Baking cookies

and ironing

Those were the visions then


Reality came to me quickly

Life hit me straight in the face

It was not like that vision at all


My life continued with me asking

Do you know what you want?

Do you really know?


So many struggles

So many pains came my way

Each day brought a new one

Each path I took

I thought would bring

Bringing with it what I thought I knew


Do you know what you want?

Do you really know?


Can I answer that question

As I sit here tonight

Can I say what I want

Yes I can

I can say it all


I know what I want

I have shared so much


It is not something that can be bought

It is not something that can be wrapped


For I know what I want

There may be several things

From peace and happiness for my kids

To being able to have my own sanity


But the one thing I want

That plays on my mind


Is I want that special someone

That one and only one

Who will give me his time

Who will surprise me with a call on a whim

Who will be there to see me through

To hug me and hold me

Will have romance and passion for me and with me

Who will support me emotionally in all ways

Will not make fun of me if I cry

During a chick flick

One I can talk to and know he is really listening

One that truly cares

It is not the materialistic things I want

I only want to share my heart

A heart who has so much to give

If only that someone will allow me in.


Do you know?

Do you know what you want?


I can say yes

After all the lessons of life I have learned

I just want the four:


Trust, Honesty, Communication and Love



--Robin Walters, December 1, 2005


Copyright 2005 by Robin Walters. All Rights Reserved. 

Robin Walters is an alcoholic relationship survivor and writer in New York state. Robin still longs to be a school teacher, but now satisfies that longing by sharing her life experiences in the hope that her lessons will lighten the load for others. She may be contacted at robin@empoweredrecovery.com. Read more of her writings at www.EmpoweredRecovery.com/robin .




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