Mo's Manic Monday - Want

Posted: Monday, March 03, 2008 by Travis Cody in

Welcome to another Manic Monday with Morgen. Don't forget to cruise by MM HQ at It's A Blog Eat Blog World. Today's theme is Want.

Want: to be lacking or absent, as a part or thing necessary to completeness

One can be unaware that one wants. One can be unaware that something is absent. I was such a one, until a day in May 2006. Once the lack became clear, I had to fill it.

A Day Passes Unremarked
by Travis Cody

A day passes unremarked, and yet a flower blooms.
Night beckons, and a solitary man will search his soul.
As sun yields to moon, so his heart yearns toward her,
Unexpected moment, wielding the most profound power.

He is animated again, awake and alive as a crystal aria,
Frail and barely audible, a melody of infinite peace
Piercing a life filled with doubt and anger, casting fear
Aside as a lingering presence fades with unshed tears.

Desire humbles, laying bare the prison of his mind.
A quiescent warning whispered in his ear, old wound
From another age when a soft bright smile stole his passion,
Leaving him an uncertain shell of bitter loneliness and pain.

Married to this malicious memory is his mind, closed to hope,
Prey to false remembrance; casting himself as victim.
Yet now to wonder, and to let time assuage melancholy spirit
With a golden spring, unlooked for and treasured as a gift.

Slowly discarded the recollection of that instant
When reckoned love became fractured and corrupt.
The pieces of his heart, once scattered and dead to light,
Respond now to a sun rising in the depths of her eyes.

Night passes, and a solitary man emerges from the cold
To truly love for the first time; to feel possibilities in her kiss,
And to catch the sweet sound of her laughter in his ears,
Precious and savored, like the welcome release of unabashed tears.

Want: to feel a need or a desire for

There comes a moment in a relationship when the desire to give to each other is overwhelming. It becomes a wonderful ache...a craving to share an intimacy that makes two melt into one.

At This Moment
By Travis Cody

At this moment I am alive
Her smile brings respite
From the long lonely night

At this moment I am warm
Her touch deepening the love
Reflected in my eyes

At this moment I am free
As our passions quicken
Entwined in a charmed embrace

At this moment I am joy
As the sum of our desire ignites
Like fire on arid grass

At this moment I am tranquil
Bathed in the afterglow
Of life, warmth, freedom, and joy

At this moment I am serene
Safe in the sweet tender mercy
Of a timeless love


  1. jennifer says:

    Hey! Linking over from Roger. Your Manic Monday is interesting but I'M loving the post about your cat. I am JEALOUS of your clingy cat - mine loves only my husband! Jennifer

  1. Powerful stuff, Travis. Thanks for sharing it.


  1. Linda says:

    Those are two very, very well written poems. Obviously they were written from the heart.

    I applaud this post!

  1. Very nice! :) I likey! Happy MM!

    Mine is here:

  1. Jeni says:

    Beautiful post for the word "Want." And, I gotta say too I loved the "clingy" picture of your sweet cat.

  1. Janna says:

    Wow, that's really sweet!
    I wish there was a guy somewhere who would write stuff about me like that.

  1. TopChamp says:

    You have quite a way with words Travis.

    The second poem is very pretty - somehow peaceful too.

  1. Beautiful, Trav. I LOVE the last lines in the final poem. It's lovely. :)

    Happy MM.

  1. Sanni says:

    Have I told you lately you´re a brilliant writer, Trav? You ARE!

    Thank you - I want more ;-)

  1. Jamie says:

    And our favorite romantic strikes again and leaves us with a gentle smile for all the lost and gone and the blissfully found.

  1. That was some nice Monday reading to run into! Thanks!

    Great Monday Post " I just want your extra time and your kiss kiss" ( Prince). Come on over and check out what I want!

  1. such talent trav, and cake too! what a guy!

    smiles, bee

  1. I really like the first one a lot. The second one is good but the first one is more powerful, I think.

  1. You are such a romantic Travis. It's wonderful. Pam is indeed a lucky young lady. Have a great MM. :)

  1. lisa says:

    It's so good to see your written word posted again. Love the writing from your heart. I've said it before but I'll say it again - share more of your writing (or maybe write more?). Enjoy your day...

  1. the108 says:

    That's lovely, Trav.... very sweet :-)

  1. the teach says:

    Great poetry, travis! I can feel how much you feel. Wonderful!

  1. Turnbaby says:

    I love both of these. I knew you'd have a superb entry for this theme. You did not disappoint.

  1. Marilyn says:

    That was very moving.

  1. Akelamalu says:

    Oh Wow I love your poems!

  1. Travis says:

    Jennifer: Welcome! I do love my clingy cat...I just wish he'd give it a rest once in awhile.

    Ian: I appreciate the positive feedback.

    Linda: Thanks for the applause!

    Oneluvgurl: Glad you liked it.

    Jeni: He's a loveable wuss.

    Janna: I'm sure there is a guy out there somewhere.

    TC: Thank you my dear.

    CWM: Thanks darlin.

    Sanni: Awwwww shucks.

    Jamie: Flattery will get you lots.

  1. Travis says:

    Flying Monkeys: Glad you enjoyed.

    Sarge: Thank you Sir.

    Bee: Poems and CAKE go together!

    Charles: I think I agree about the first one.

    Sandee: We're both lucky.

    Lisa: I'm working on writing more. It's a slow process but I am actually making progress.

    Kyra: Thank you dear.

    Teach: That means a lot. I need to check out your poetry blog.

    Turn: Thanks darlin.

    Marilyn: Thank you.

    Akelamalu: I'm glad!

  1. Meribah says:

    Ah, the wonders of love. Even a cynic like myself can appreciate its power. Good post, Trav. :)

  1. Julie says:

    I melt when you get all love filled like this.


  1. That was lovely Trav =)

  1. Roger says:

    Very awesome stuff Travis!!

  1. Grandy says:

    WOW...great job Trav!! I'm new to this site (linked here through your comments to Mike Golch). Thank you for sharing your poems.

  1. Bond says:

    Thank you for sharing these Travis... I can see myself in both of them at this time, as we have discussed...both finding the person we were looking for for years...and the resulting happiness

  1. Travis says:

    Meri: Watch out! Cynics can fall pretty hard.

    Julie: **blush**

    Starr: Thank you dear.

    Roger: Thanks my friend!

    Grandy: Welcome!

    V: Glad you enjoyed.

  1. Dana says:

    I remember you sharing that first poem with us before and I remember how much I loved it! :D

  1. jennifer says:

    Laughing because this is obviously the first Trav post that I ever read and commented on and I sound like a bloomin idiot!

    I guess by now I have removed all doubt about my idiocy. This really was a great post.