I want to be

I want be a simple man,

not opaque or clouded

by the dark space of doubt.


I want to be a true man,

not filled with a double life

and leading truth astray.


I want to be a loyal man,

not shifting and sliding

but constant like a rock.


I want to be a spiritual man,

not driven by self and guile

but by wholesome enlightenment.


I want to be a loving man,

not variable in affection

but warm and full of grace.


I want to be a thinking man,

not dulled by popular culture

but reflective and intelligent.


I want to be thinking, loving,

spiritual, loyal, true and simple.


But that ain’t easy, for I am flawed.