Tell me that I’m Wanted
Tell me that I’m wanted … hold me ’til its true.
I know that I am needed, but what if I need you?
So many bits of flotsam, emotions streaming live,
This, that and everything, but where in there am I?
I’m dying for the need in me, a need to be fulfilled,
Please hold me close and give me, the same for you I fill.
The want in me is wanton, the need in me is true
I need so much the safety – it needs to come from you.
All of us are human as we share our need to be,
yet there are those who take not give
~ which one of those are thee?
~ Penny L Howe, 2014
We are human and we do need each other – for good and positive reasons. The human condition is greatly improved when many understand and believe this. Treat those around you with love and kindness.
Have an excellent weekend, my friends, reach out and hug someone. Sending a Group Hug here for all my wonderful friends, both those I know and those I’ve still to meet.
38 thoughts on “I Need You!”
Lovely poem, Penny 🙂
Hello Celestine, thank you, dear friend! 🙂
Ahh, the balance between taking and giving, something I do struggle with at times. I love the act of giving, but giving to myself is something I overlook at times. I too love your poetry Penny and hope to see more.
Thank you kind friend of mine! 🙂
Beautiful words and thoughts, Penny! I believe I’m a giver and a taker, but it all balances out and both are rewarding. Have a wonderful week! ♥ Hugs back to you, too!
Thank you Lauren and I agree with you. We all do both, don’t we, or at least I work it as best I can, lol! You also, an excellent “rest of your week”! 😀 xo
Like an arrow, directly to my soul this one shot. I feel like this nearly all the time.
Yes, I also find myself struggling with this one on occasion – bummer that! Hope you had a good weekend Valentine! 🙂
The givers and the takers. Vulnerability and a closed off heart. Love the struggle of balance in your beautiful poem. All the best. ~Karen~
Hi Karen, thank you very much. There really are, aren’t there. Nice to know the givers, isn’t it? Hope you had a great weekend! 🙂
We humans are a funny bunch with needs and wants but the purest form of both of those traits is to want others to help and to be helped. I do enjoy your poems my friend and your company in all forms. xxx
Yes we are a funny bunch, I totally agree SteJ. Thank you for your compliments, I hopefully will be writing more poems as I have missed that type of creative outlet. xx
Many hugs back my friend! We do need each other and I am grateful that you are here! Love Ute ♥
Thank you, Ute. And likewise I am so lucky to have you as a special friend, It matters to me and makes my day a little brighter knowing you! Much love, Penny xo
I think this whole verse is wonderful —
the tenderness and openness that your writing expresses always makes me smile like a happy schoolboy! 🙂
Thank you. I think you’re always happy, at least that’s the sense I get. If I can contribute to that, then super cool! 🙂
Naah — not by a long shot. I just keep punchin, and won’t give up until it’s all over, s’all. Cheers, Penny.
Hi Penny, this is very lovely poem. I think everyone will relate to this message. Have a nice weekend.
Hi Indira, thank you dear friend. And you also. I hope your weekend was a wonderful one, filled with many good things!
definitely needs to be a little bit of give in take to have & maintain a healthy relationship. Too much one sidedness leaves half unfulfilled or worn out.
xo 🙂 🙂 xo
Totally true, RoSy! As we know from experience, lol! 🙂 xo
“Tell me that I’m Wanted…
I know that I am needed, but what if I need you”…
I loved those verses. Beautiful poem, Penny.
Thanks for sharing and best wishes to you,
Hi Aquileana. Thank you, so very much! Hope life is treating you well and that you are being creative, and having lots of fun too! 🙂
I love this poem, and the message as well is awesome. I have missed your poems. Although I do like all of your posts, I love reading your poetry as it always has a blinding message in it.
Thanks for sharing this with us Penny. Have a great weekend all of you
Thank you Alastair. I’ve missed writing poems too, will be working on that soon! Hoping your weekend was a good one for you also! 🙂 xx
It’s not been a bad one 🙂 Thanks Penny
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Feelings so evident … wonderful!!
Beautiful.. right to the heart Penny 🙂
Hi Andy, thank you! Have a great week! 🙂
You too Penny 🙂
I give to you all I have to give! Hugs my dear friend! This was beautiful! ^..^
Hello Barb and thank you, real time here. How are you doing my dear friend? xo
Still in quarantine. Going crazy! The pain from the chemo travels up and down the arms. Weird how that works. Hanging in there and hoping for good news on Tuesday that I am done with chemo! Hugs back to you for all 3 responses! xoxo – ^..^
Returned in full, my brave friend! Returned in full! ~ ♥
Yes, Penny, this is what I am going through right now. Give until I can’t stand the pressures. ~ Yoshiko
I give my love to you, dear friend. Be brave, Yoshiko, my heart is with you in your struggles. I believe in you, I do care!!!!!!! ♥
Thanks a lot, Penny, for your love