By The Stars That Shine, I Need You

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic

Everyone knows what it's like to miss somebody, and to feel the overwhelming need for a specific presence. This poem was written for more than one of these instances, so interpret it for anything you will.

I need you like a summer rain

The way the sun peaks out in a winter grain and

An old dog shivers and perks up his head



I need you like the silence stands

Calling and falling and offering a hand

Standing there ‘till the snow melts and the grass makes friends with the sun


I need you like a cold manilla envelope

In crying hands saying, “I’l be home soon just wait

Wait for my name on the rain.”


I need you like a leather glove on an old hand

Like words to a tune that

Make my spine turn soft and my fingers move


I need you like a long hug

That keeps out the cold and welcomes

Longer months in an old rugged coat


I need you. 


Without you the voice breaks

And the bones shake

And the moon can’t reflect the sun


Without you the heart wakes

In the midnight hours

With the deftest gun


Without you my soul hurts

And my hands cry

‘Till my eyes go dry


I need your feet beside mine

And your hand wrapped right

By my waist when I close my eyes tight


I need you

By the stars that shine


I need you

Submitted: May 25, 2014

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