I need you.
I need you to fill a need.
I just need a friend.
I need you to point out the silver lining,
because I am shadowed
I need you to laugh infectiously,
because I have forgotten
how to smile.
I need you to pick the brightest flowers,
because I no longer see the roses
among the thorns.
I need you to walk beside me in the unknown,
because even in my confusion I can sense when I’m
I need you to hold me silently,
because I unknowingly crave the gentle strength of
I need you to catch the weight of my sorrows,
because my own vessel cracks with the overflow of
I need you to let me storm and rage and weep,
because I can’t remember if it’s okay to
I need you to take my hands and raise them,
because I have given up
I need you to tell me that I’m worth all this,
that you love me anyway,
that you care.
So that one day, someday,
I can be the one to fill a need
© Emma McGeorge, April 2014