Uses and Excuses (April 2016)

This poem arose when I gave the group the words “because I want to” and that led to a discussion about the difference between want, need and must all of which are illustrated in the poem.

 

I go to book group because I can,
I look after Arnold because I want to and can,
I look after myself because I want to and can,
I eat vegetarian food because I want to.
I got up because I had to and went to the hospital because I needed to.
I visit the day centre because I want to and can,
I read books because I want to and can,
I like eating chocolate, I’m not supposed to, but I can.

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