Like water on a parched tongue, I need you
To heal a heart stung
Alas! Looked afar and near, found no one to cheer
but left to cry and wipe my tears

Walking the path of life a lone ranger
In the face of clear and present danger
I wonder if life is worth a wager
Oh! How I need you.

I need you to soothe my aching heart
And show me a new path to chart
As familiar roads turn a danger
And friends become strangers
Oh! How I need you

I need one to lighten my burden
A caring soul that won't leave me overburdened
With love as fresh as the morning dew
To bring alive this heart that’s almost blue
Oh! How I need you

Like the blood in my veins,
helpers I need not pretenders
With genuine help to render
and loving words to tender.
Oh! How I need you.

About this poem

A deep desire for companionship

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Written on February 24, 2022

Submitted by Abbykesington on February 24, 2022

Modified on April 19, 2023

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Quick analysis:

Scheme axxx bbbA ccbdA xxaaA xdbbA
Closest metre Iambic tetrameter
Characters 751
Words 161
Stanzas 5
Stanza Lengths 4, 4, 5, 5, 5

Abby Kesington

Abby Kesington blends her Nigerian roots with her adopted Texan home, infusing her poetry with cultural richness. Formerly a journalist in Lagos, she graces Houston's poetry scene with her eloquence. With degrees in Political Science from prestigious Nigerian universities, she champions equality and fights against discrimination worldwide. more…

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  • donka_k
    This is deeply heart-felt with powerful imagery. "Like the blood in my veins", "to bring a life that's almost blue" How fluently can these emotions be expressed? Great piece of poetry! 
    LikeReply22 days ago


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