Lawrence S. Pertillar

Gold Star - 8,294 Points (February/'47 / Connecticut, USA)

Your Need


It's been a night for unending stories.
And a night for unending sharing of whims.
On a night that promises honesty,
In the air that invites it close to begin...
But,
One of us delays the revealing.
And the other seems to shy away,
With it kept where it stays.

I want to say what it is I wish.
But...
Something inside of me,
Feels I will be dismissed.
And...
In your eyes I see,
A need to express...
Never before,
Confessions.

It's been a night for unending stories.
And a night for unending sharing of whims.
On a night that promises honesty,
In the air that invites it close to begin...
But,
You are not sure,
If I will accept...
What it is you say,
I might object.
And...
Neglecting your need.

I want to say what it is I wish.
But...
Something inside of me,
Feels I will be dismissed.
And...
Both of us just sit,
To tell...
Unending stories.
We know,
Too well...
Those unending stories.
We know,
Too well...
Those stories.

Your need...
Is not to hear those stories.
My need...
Is not to hear those stories.
Can we...
Not tell those stories?

Submitted: Sunday, October 06, 2013
Edited: Monday, October 07, 2013

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Comments about this poem (Your Need by Lawrence S. Pertillar )

  • Silver Star - 3,342 Points Patricia Grantham (10/14/2013 7:35:00 AM)

    Our needs and our wants have to be mutual. We can only overcome
    when we come together in unison. Then we will be able to listen to
    each others concerns and feelings. Inspiring. (Report) Reply

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