"There is no human love that is not broken somewhere."
- Henri Nouwen

I am full (God empty me)
of the desire to be needed
because what is needed
cannot be replaced so easily,
will not be discarded so easily—
because yes, sometimes
I am full of fears like that

But the truth is
that it is      not necessary
(to be needed) here,
and perhaps the fact
of me being here
says I am
in a way that has nothing to do with the mean little
being-needed which my heart cultivates so reflexively
or the being-wanted which it wants, for that matter—

or anyway,
as necessary as
I need      to be


Heidi 3/24/2011 5:58 PM  

This is beautiful. I love it.

Noël De Vries 3/24/2011 8:22 PM  

reminds me of Brown...

But thou art all replete with very thou,
And hast such shrewd activity,
That, when He comes, He says :—" This is enow
Unto itself—’Twere better let it be:
It is so small and full, there is no room for Me."

Holly 3/25/2011 5:32 PM  

Heidi - Thank you so much. :)

Noel - You are such a fantastic source of poetry--and the kind that I don't normally read.

Jenica 3/26/2011 10:21 PM  

I love this. The meter is perfectly complementary to the mattter.

odessa 3/26/2011 10:28 PM  

love. <3

Holly 3/26/2011 11:42 PM  

Jenica and Odessa - Thanks so much, friends.

Dawn 3/27/2011 10:57 PM  

Wow! That is beautiful! And you are needed and wanted and loved :)

Holly 3/28/2011 2:24 PM  

Dawn - Ohw, thank you so much! I hope you know the same of yourself.

Erin 4/13/2011 10:38 AM  

Ahh this was very good for me to read. <3

Holly 4/13/2011 7:07 PM  

Erin - Then I'm glad I wrote it up here for you too.

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