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What Do You Want from Life? by Desirée Glanville

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Fractal Paradise
The World As We See It

What do you want from life
To kidnap an heiress
or threaten her with a knife
What do you want from life
To get cable TV
and watch it every night

There you sit
a lump in your chair
Where do you sleep
and what do you wear
when you’re sleeping

What do you want from life
An Indian guru
to show you the inner light
What do you want from life
a meaningless love affair
with a girl that you met tonight

How can you tell when you’re doin’ alright
Does your bank account swell
While you’re dreaming at night
How do know when you’re really in love
Do violins play when you’re touching the one
That you’re loving

What do you want from life
Someone to love
and somebody that you can trust
What do you want from life
To try and be happy
while you do the nasty things you must

Well, you can’t have that, but if you’re an American citizen you are entitled to:
a heated kidney shaped pool,
a microwave oven—don’t watch the food cook,
a Dyna-Gym—I’ll personally demonstrate it in the privacy of your own home,
a king-size Titanic unsinkable Molly Brown waterbed with polybendum,
a foolproof plan and an airtight alibi,
real simulated Indian jewelry,
a Gucci shoetree,
a year’s supply of antibiotics,
a personally autographed picture of Randy Mantooth
and Bob Dylan’s new unlisted phone number,
a beautifully restored 3rd Reich swizzle stick,
Rosemary’s baby,
a dream date in kneepads with Paul Williams,
a new Matador, a new mastodon,
a Maverick, a Mustang, a Montego,
a Merc Montclair, a Mark IV, a meteor,
a Mercedes, an MG, or a Malibu,
a Mort Moriarty, a Maserati, a Mac truck,
a Mazda, a new Monza, or a moped,
a Winnebago—Hell, a herd of Winnebago’s we’re giving ‘em away,
or how about a McCulloch chainsaw,
a Las Vegas wedding,
a Mexican divorce,
a solid gold Kama Sutra coffee pot,
or a baby’s arm holding an apple?


  • Elaine  Manley
    Elaine Manleyalmost 5 years ago

    wow your work is so full of interesting things to look at ! excellent

  • Thank you much lucinda! It’s a reflectiove piece..have been tooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo busy lately!! love to you and Happy Weekend! XXX!

    – Desirée Glanville

  • BCallahan
    BCallahanalmost 5 years ago

    wow, DDD, i could look at this pic forever and not see all the items it holds… it’s amazing work! and love your poem! barb

  • Thank you much Barb! it was a real challenge to make it all fit but fun to do!!! Wishing you a great weekend! XXX!

    – Desirée Glanville

  • BCallahan
    BCallahanalmost 5 years ago

    love the tubes video!!!

  • Thank you!!! i love it as well! Great band!!! :)

    – Desirée Glanville

  • leonie7
    leonie7almost 5 years ago

    fabulous image

  • Thank you so much leonie! happy Weekend!!

    – Desirée Glanville

  • dorina costras
    dorina costrasalmost 5 years ago

    So rich in elements and tonalities, great brightness too!

  • Thanks alot Dorina! happy weekend!

    – Desirée Glanville

  • Your portfolio is outstanding btw!!!

    – Desirée Glanville

  • AliceDoodles
    AliceDoodlesalmost 5 years ago

    Your cohosts Cee and Chris

  • Thank you C&C!!! Happy weekedn to the 2 of u!! XXX!

    – Desirée Glanville

  • DavidROMAN
    DavidROMANalmost 5 years ago

    What do I want from life your missing it in there my friend.
    Peace & LOVE

  • It’s satire sweetie!!! :)

    – Desirée Glanville

  • DavidROMAN
    DavidROMANalmost 5 years ago

    Oh but its very cool

  • Thank you!!!! happy weekend!!! :)

    – Desirée Glanville

  • Seth  Weaver
    Seth Weaveralmost 5 years ago

    A certified “VISUAL FEAST” for the eyes, dear Daisy. A guaranteed FEATURE!

  • Thank you very much Seth! Happy you like it! happy weekend to you! XXX!

    – Desirée Glanville

    JUSTARTalmost 5 years ago

    fab work

  • Dank je wel!!! Fijn weekend! XXX!

    – Desirée Glanville

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