*I* Want, I *WANT*, *I Want* – Poem

I Want, I Want, I Want  Paulissa Kipp explores want under the microscope of social justice.

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‘Tis the season and everyone, it seems, has a list of wants:  the latest electronic gadget, jewelry, clothes or luxurious pampering.  I have wants too, but lately they have taken on a much broader scope.  See, I believe that needs and wants get mixed up.  Wants get mistaken for needs.  Yet my list of wants covers what each of needs:  To feel valued and safe.


I want young black men to live in peace and safety,
Not to die in the streets due to gang violence or police brutality.
I want my gay, lesbian and transgender friends to be able to marry those who share their hearts.
I want men and women to be free from the terror of domestic and sexual violence
I want the mentally ill to not die by police hands for behavior that is out of their control.
To not be treated as criminals for a mind that works differently.
To not have to wait up to 12 weeks for crisis intervention.
I want women to be able to move within society without being prey.
I want children to be able to play without fear of abduction.
I want each person to be viewed with understanding eyes for their unique humanity.
I want each person to foster humanity with love.
I want each person to be safe and have enough to eat.
I want each person to know and BE love.
I want. I want. I want. ~ Paulissa Kipp

About Paulissaisms

What Kind of Artist Am I? I am an Empress of Creative Energy, releasing truth and beauty into the universe, singed by the fires of Edana and Callayosa. The art I heal with involves color, lines and questions. Questions for which there is no right or wrong answer, only the one thàt moves the spirit and soul of those answering. I bring awareness to the need for social change with line, color, motion, words, camera lens and through strength of spirit and a voice that will not be silenced. I am a Rebel of Intention Presence & Liberator of the Light Filled Shadow ™ : Activist, Advocate, Mixed Media Artist, Author, Mental Health 1st Responder, Peer Support Specialist, Photographer, Truthteller, Whole Health Action Management and Wellness Recovery Action Plan facilitator.

One Response to *I* Want, I *WANT*, *I Want* – Poem

  1. Keep this going please, great job!

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