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Everything I Thought I Needed

Updated on April 23, 2013

I almost left him

For not being there to hold me

On lonely Sunday nights

And never calling me

When I needed someone

To tell my secrets to

And never joining me

On summer walks in the park

And then it occurred to me

That perhaps the times

Where I felt the most lonely

And hated him for not fixing that

Were the times I most needed

To be by myself

Everything I thought I needed

Were only things I wanted

Things my weakness would abuse

We all hate to feel sad and alone

But the truth of the matter is

It's good for us sometimes

We learn who we are

And think thoughts in the silence

That chatter would prevent

And see things in the world

That companionship blinds us to

And sometimes being given more space

Than we asked for

Is best gift someone can give us

Whether they know it or not


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      Kara Monterey 

      4 years ago from Indianapolis

      Thanks so much for your kind words!

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      4 years ago

      What a poem, wonderfully personal and reflective. I can relate to it.

      You have been given a gift worthy to share...

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      Kara Monterey 

      6 years ago from Indianapolis

      epigramman, thanks so much for the kind words!

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      6 years ago write in such a naturalistic way as if you were speaking directly to your reader like a poetic soliloquy or monologue which is hard to do for many writers but you pull it off with such spontaneous ease and with heartfelt yearning and deep soulful thought - hubbravo from the epi-man and sending you warm wishes and good energy from lake erie time ontario canada 2:45pm

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      Monty Hamilton 

      6 years ago from Austin, Texas

      That was great, and so easy to relate to. Beautiful work!

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      Faith Reaper 

      6 years ago from southern USA

      We can be in a room full of people and feel like we are alone. It is good to actually at times to be alone by yourself, so that your mind can have time to really think on things and reflect on what matters most. In His Love, Faith Reaper

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      6 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Very nice and more.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 

      6 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Voted up and awesome. You're right sometimes given time to ourselves we can reflect and see where we're headed and come to realize where we are at this point in the world. It's also a great way to become your own best friend.

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      Liz Walmoth 

      6 years ago

      This shows some good insight into ourselves and how we sometimes try to avoid being alone with our thoughts--when that's really what we need. Thanks for sharing!

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      6 years ago from India

      Nice poem with interesting content.

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      6 years ago

      Very nice poem, thanks for sharing!

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      Mark G Weller 

      6 years ago from Lake Charles, LA.

      Interesting, sometimes we are alone even in the company of others.

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      6 years ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

      Very interesting, clear, containing realization and a touch of sadness.


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