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Welcome To My Needs
Lawrence S. Pertillar (February/'47 / Connecticut, USA)

Welcome To My Needs

Long have I traveled to deny them!
Things I had obtained...
Just to prove a success I've gained!

Welcome to my needs!

For me to feel a true peace within,
I need to know my efforts have been...
Identified by you!
And we both can now share them.
Complete and in exchange.
Does this seem a bit insane?

Welcome to my needs!

For me to feel my love is known...
I need to know yours can also be shown.
And both of us see the 'we' that has grown.
Beyond the misunderstandings
Like children left alone with troubles not their own!

Welcome to my needs!

Long have I traveled to deny them!
Things I had obtained...
To overwork and stress my brain!
To prove I could possess material gains.
That left me unsatisfied and often untouched.
And driven I was to want more of such!

But...

Stripped away they were from me.
Like useless trinkets adorned on my vanity!
That was the best thing God had done!
Without them in my life...
My life back to me did come!
With a greeting of a need,
To see others becoming pleased!
I hope you do agree...
This is the 'freedom' that freedom ought to be!

Welcome to my needs!
To return this human back...
From being off track!
With a small donated piece,
To increase this humanity!
By releasing deeds like these!

Welcome to my needs,
To feed this want in me!

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Comments (2)

Duncan, I thank you so much! L
Dear Lawrence, I feel almost stuck for words, this is briliant and so telling, your poem seems so wise by design, excellent terms of wisdom Love duncan X