A Poem by JohnCreekmore

Author: JohnCreekmore
Created: April 20, 2017 at 10:14 pm
Upload Type: Poem, G (All)  
Category: General/Other | General/Other | General/Other
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The Needy  

They are as men drowning,

Who grasp desperately at
What seems to be a life

It can be a thing, a person
Or a situation,

As long as it gives hope of 
Rescue from the insufficiency
They see themselves to be.

But life preservers, like all
Else, change and pass,

And then the dreaded emptiness
Inevitably presents itself again.

If only they understood they
Could bear it, they would find
It is but a shadow,

A temporary cloud drifting across
The face of all that could ever be

© JohnCreekmore - all rights reserved

Author Notes

As within, so without.

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April 21, 2017
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your inner self comes very often with age, realizing that this moment in time is all that really matters and the outside world is very often a sham.
The worst scenario is death and yet that is only a transitory thing, inner strength gives us calm and those who who can't find it for themselves often need a friend to help them along the way;. this is why we should be always be kind as we, the strong ones don't know what is happening in the lives of others.SL

Thanks, Stella.  I agree we should be as compassionate as possible to those who are in pain.  At the same time, however, we must also not allow ourselves to be manipulated by people who are taking advantage of our sympathy to gain their own ends.

 JohnCreekmore replied on April 21, 2017

April 21, 2017
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The problem is not when You seek hope in those places, we are humans after all, but when within You doesn't match that without, if it is helping You to progress inside and deal with Your inner issues, then it's OK, You have find a good way, because You are aware of Your own self, the second thing, most people don't recognize that needing is tottaly different from wanting, wanting reflects Your dreams, desires, aims etc... while need most of the time reflects Your lacks.
Great piece, I knew You will write it, and waited to see what thoughts You will have, Thank You*

Thanks, LS.  You make a good point here. Sometimes needy people can confuse their perceived needs with their wants, one of which might be control.  This kind of situation usually ends in pain on both sides of a relationship.

 JohnCreekmore replied on April 21, 2017

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