Being the One

First draft… 


Being everything to everyone

is a twisted form of greed

I relieve you of your neediness,

while on your gratitude I feed


It starves me of the time for me,

for myself I pay little heed

I want more than that, than anything

to be the thing you need


Not to give the thing, or to do the thing,

but to be the one you call

I want so to be needed,

to be wanted, to be all


Your first place to go for refuge

in my arms or in my care

I greedily offer solace

as I run my fingers through your hair


Nothing fulfills my neediness

like your coming here to me

A white knight on a sturdy steed

Is what I hope you see


I want this, though not just for you

But for everyone I know

I want to be this for everyone

everywhere I go


No distance is so great

that I wouldnt make the trip for greed

For the psychic boost I get

from taking on the burden of your need


I long to be the longed for

I want to be the one

I want to love and be loved

Like the shining of the sun

About dcarmack

I am an instrument technician at the electric utility servicing the Kansas City Missouri metropolitan area. I am in the IBEW, Local 412. I was trained to be a nuclear power plant operator in the USN and served on submarines. I am a Democrat, even more so than those serving in Congress or the White House.
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