February 14th, 2018

Shaman - Horse

Poem - To Be Held

The poem “To Be Held” was inspired by a Tumblr meme that said, “Can you just hold me, please? You don't understand. I just need you to hold me.”.

To Be Held

To be held would be enough
separation banished from my life
with no intent to move beyond
this simple act that salves the hurt
for mere seconds or much longer
the need is strong in the present
when the void as too much
intrudes to steal vitality

an embrace so I'll remember
there is more than struggle's bane
to recall a natal truth
the point of life is to love
pushing aside the world's lie
fame and money matter most
human contact is denied
when power gained is the soul lost

understanding is not required
just the touch of another one
echoing what children know
the same adults disregard
please hold tight before I fall
already half gone beyond the shade
to be held would be enough
bring me back from oblivion.

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