Uriah Hamilton

I Need Your Love - Poem by Uriah Hamilton

I need you when I’m alone
And my heart is a dark, friendless street
In a cruel, compassionless city;
I need you because hope
Vanishes like a waking dream
When I lie in my restless bed
Without you breathing next to me;
I need your voice encouraging me
To yet see God despite personal weaknesses
Bringing me to my knees
With habits of defeat;
I need your love
Because this cold survival
Has run such a barren course
That I no longer recognize myself
As a human being that a woman would touch
And bring into her home.

Comments about I Need Your Love by Uriah Hamilton

  • (11/24/2005 2:38:00 PM)

    ahhh Uriah.. what I can say.. apart from when the right person comes she will put you into her heart that is not a mere house. her heart will be a palace :)
    Take care
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  • (11/22/2005 8:33:00 PM)

    oh my goodness Uriah, I dunno what to say..do you know how powerful this is? (Report) Reply

  • (11/17/2005 12:12:00 PM)

    This poem oozes longing and loneliness. You have done it well with your rewriting. The line 'my heart is a dark, friendless street' says it all. Your writing gets better, Uriah.

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  • (11/16/2005 3:22:00 PM)

    Uncliched honesty about the heart is hard to find around here. This is the real stuff. (Report) Reply

  • (11/16/2005 1:20:00 PM)

    as a human being that a woman would touch... exquisite. salut. (Report) Reply

  • Ernestine Northover (11/16/2005 12:30:00 PM)

    We love you Uriah, we can't do without your lovely comments and the feeling you give us of such a caring heart. We need you. Love Ernestine XXX (Report) Reply

  • (11/16/2005 11:35:00 AM)

    Whether you know it or not.......you've already been brought into my home. You and your wonderfully tender heart are embedded in my soul. You have that affect on people through your words...that is truly a gift. Your friend, Mary
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  • (11/16/2005 11:30:00 AM)

    Such a touching poem Uriah.....you break my heart you know :) (Report) Reply

  • (11/16/2005 11:25:00 AM)

    This is a very sweet poem, Uriah. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Poem Edited: Thursday, November 17, 2005

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