Dark Poem – I Need You

A poem by moi…

I Need You
by Edie Montgomery-Pool


hold me

      until i



crush me

      leave no bone



self hatred

      is my



but i cannot


            this thing called me



                        i need you


(You may reproduce this poem in part or whole, on or in a website, email, podcast, or broadcast; permission for electronic reproduction is granted on the provision that the website on which the poem is published is not a vanity publisher or a scam poetry contest which requires its “winners” to make a purchase or pay a fee before being published. You may also reproduce this poem in print material for which net profits do not exceed $1,000. Author name must be included in any reproductions, and author must be notified whenever this poem is, or parts of this poem are, used. For all other uses not mentioned here, just ask and I will most likely say yes.) 🙂


  1. Nice visual presentation.

    Written in fragments, but fairly clear. Nicely done.

  2. Thanks, Benjaminchew! 🙂

  3. My favorite poetry is always stripped to the bone. There’s an e.e. cummings vibe all over this piece. Of course, the subject matter is darker, but who wants to “be like” another poet? It’s a brave work of honesty.

    I also want to thank you for reviewing my work (“Appalachian Exile”) on Book Wordz. I am seriously thrilled. I would very much like to talk to you about it when you have a moment.

    I also want to know if you’ll submit some of your work to LIterary Magic Magazine for possible publication. Your flow will be welcome.


    • Thanks Charles, both for your complimentary words and your invitation. I would be honored. I will email you.

  4. Hello, I would like to invite you to join; The Poetic Voice Community. It is a writer’s site where you can enter contests – add poetry and get feedback. The latest entries are listed on the blog posts. Click on link, and check us out! Then join, and post.

    Website: http://poeticvoice.ning.com/

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