I Needed

I needed joy, and
you gave me your sorrow.
I needed to heal, and
you gave me your pain.

I needed assurance,
you gave your rejection.
I needed enhancement,
but you were a drain.

I needed a friend,
but you were too busy.
I needed a lover -
ah, then you were there
(but only in body
just now and again).

I needed truth, and
you offered your lies.
I needed commitment
and you ran away.

I needed strength, and
your fear knocked me over.
I needed help, and
you shuttered your door.

I needed peace when
you brought me your war.
Perhaps Poe had it right
when he said - nevermore.

For when I needed you the most,
you walked right out the door...

? Michaelette ?

5/2/2002
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