Lilac Wine

All i needed was....

All I needed was a shoulder to lean on
I would never have soiled it with my tears
Just a place to rest my weary head
Just as I offered you mine

All I needed was someone to acknowledge my pain
I would never have caused you no harm
Just a word or two to soothe and heal
Just as I soothed and healed you

All I needed was to talk to someone who would listen
I would never have taken too much time
Just an ear to whisper my fears
Just as I heard your whispered fears

All I needed was a friend to share a laugh and a smile
I guess I was wrong for everything is conditional
There is no unconditional
A laugh for laughter
A smile for each smile
A tear for each tear
But no friend for a friend

Submitted: Sunday, June 24, 2007
Edited: Wednesday, March 16, 2011

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  • Rookie ~ Jon London ~ (4/12/2009 4:31:00 PM)

    A feeling of understanding voiced tenderly give flight to your tone, lovely piece (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 70 Points Muhammad Shanazar (10/19/2007 9:20:00 PM)

    Muhammad Shanazar (10/19/2007 9: 13: 00 PM) | Delete this message
    Very touchy poem, tragedy of the time, man is going away from man, the distances are widenning, though we live in the multitude of men and women but still we experience a sense of lonliness. There is no one to share our pangs and pleasure, there is no one to mop our tears. We feel alone because evry one is running after his own material pursuits, every one is scratched and wounded. But the poetess should not be depressed, the world yet has a few men and women who are in search of the faces with flowing tears, they intend to soak them, they have the shoulders to offer, to lessen the pangs.
    Nice poem with the natural flow.
    Love and hugs
    Shanazar (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Sammie Jane (7/15/2007 12:22:00 AM)

    Beautiful melodically written poem... this will always be my favorite! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 123 Points marvin brato (7/4/2007 5:22:00 AM)

    Sentimental poem but true.Somtimes we thought we have a friend who shares with us life and everything. But it hurt to know at the end that we only find ourself alone and no friend ever stay til the end. I can realte to it. Thanks for sharing this great write. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 29,822 Points Frank James Ryan Jr...fjr (7/2/2007 4:50:00 PM)

    Lilac>>>Sometimes, as cold, and pathos eliciting as it may sound...we have to say a prayer, close our eyes, and let our creative minds-eye sweep us up into our private world of image & chimeric...Sounds quite corny...& it doesen't always work...but even the TRY, beats feeling blue...Great write, my dear...You Do Rock!

    FjR (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Jack Tex (6/26/2007 11:22:00 AM)

    Lovely as always. The great thing I noticed in this sweet poem of yours is the way you express your pain and of course the way you blame the other guy, this is for sure something classic.

    Love you, big fan
    Mohammad (Report) Reply

  • Rookie David Taylor (6/26/2007 6:35:00 AM)

    What is life if full of care we have no time to......just be there.......Just a little love and kindness can go a long way... lovely poem Lilac. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 22 Points Gregory Collins (6/25/2007 5:19:00 AM)

    its not funny how we learn from our hearts,
    but it is a little funny to read certain arranged words
    and get a sudden and swift push from someone
    elses soul, the silence you arrive at when
    you are written again and again,

    thanks for this one, the marriage of unreturned love

    gregory (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Hazem Al Jaber (6/25/2007 12:46:00 AM)

    so touchy and so beautiful my dear lilac..
    you will find that person whom will give you his feelings and his shoulder to lean on
    be sure you will, however you have this feelings..
    so nice one and thank you for sharing this beauty poem..
    hazem (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Miki Simmons (6/24/2007 4:46:00 PM)

    This was very moving, I understood it better then I understood my own, you seem to have a way with saying you words that make people feel what you feel, enough said, I love it, keep up the good work!
    ~Forever blue Miki~ (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Marci Made (6/24/2007 1:23:00 PM)

    This is all so true but not about you for you are a loyal friend...How sad though that what you have written happens more often than not....Some people just can't be there for another, it's all about them, and that is sad for them and most hurtful to people who care for them...........marci.xo (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Andrew mark Wilkinson (6/24/2007 1:09:00 PM)

    We all need some one to tell our fears too, some one we share our inner most Secrets too and who just offers a shoulder and to care thats what best friends are for...10 (Report) Reply

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