What I Want

What I Want

From A 5th Portion of Chicken Soup for the Soul

What I Want

I don’t want a pipe and I don’t want a watch.
I don’t want cigars or a bottle of Scotch.
I don’t want a thing your money can buy.
I don’t want a shirt or a four-in-hand tie.
If you really would make this old heart of mine glad,
I just want to know you’re still fond of your dad.
You women folk say, and believe it I can,
“It’s so terribly hard to buy things for a man!”
And from all that I’ve heard I am sure it must be.
Well, I don’t want you spending your money on me.
I just want to know you’re still fond of your dad.
Get on with your shopping; give others the stuff!
For me just a hug and a kiss are enough!

Edgar Guest
Submitted by Floyd Burkey

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