"I Want You"
By Jerry Benét Embry
When we were kids, we used to live right next door to each other
Sitting on the curb laughin and playin. Me crackin jokes and sayin… How big your head was…. That’s was because… I didn’t know how to say…
Well… That was a long time ago and I am not that little boy anymore…
Now I can say with all my expression that’s my possession, relay to you my confession and say to you without question… That I want you….
I can say… I want you like the ‘cloud’ wants the ‘wind’
Like ‘best’ wants ‘friend’, like ‘lotion’ wants ‘skin’
Like a beginning that has no end…
I can say… I want you like ‘hair’ wants ‘style’
Like ‘worth’ wants ‘while’, like a man that’ll walk a mile
Just to enjoy the radiance of your smile…
I can say… I want you like ‘chocolate’ wants a ‘chip’
Like ‘marital’ wants ‘bliss’, like ‘French’ wants ‘kiss’
Like ‘curves’ want ‘hips’, Like a junkie I’m feenin’… Not for drugs
But for a taste of your lips.
I can say… I want you like a ‘sock’ wants a ‘shoe’
Like the grass seeking after the morning dew
Like the old school song "If Only You Knew"
Like how a ‘love’ wants a ‘you’.
It’s funny because, I even started watching the way I dress
Just in case of the off chance I see you, I want to be at my best
Being more and not less cause you are the only one I’m trying to impress.
See Baby, we aren’t those little kids anymore…
You are a woman now, and I… I’m a man
And as a man I can take this stand to hopefully one day hold your hand and say
I want you.