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Her Need
by Taylor Ryan

Friday, August 17, 2007
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In joyous celebration of the birth of a son to my brother and his beloved wife. May her wants be his needs always.



Whatever she wanted
Was all that he needed in spite of
The decade that that divided them
And the decade that had passed

She wanted and waited
And suffered silently when
What she wanted wouldn’t be
Was she being punished by age
Or was she unworthy

Perseverance became the key
And she faithfully complied
To those  teasing
Particles of hope joined…
And continued disappointments

Was there an answer
To nature’s indignity
Could she find  resolution
To that desperate need
In prayer or intervention

The answer came in human cry
First gasp followed by the wail
Of blessed life
Her wants no longer needs
She suckles him.


Taylor Ryan

August  2007



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Reviewed by Rafika Anderson (Reader) 1/28/2008
Oh, I do love a happy ending! What a gorgeous piece of writing. I love your easy self-expression and very open, accessible choices of words and turns of phrase. This poem was so appealing that I read it several times to savor every line. Excellent work, Taylor. Thanks for sharing.
Reviewed by ~ Holly Harbridge (Reader) 9/18/2007
Despite the beauty in these lines that explode with jubliation for a child is born there is a hidden meaning Taylor... what is it? Holly
Reviewed by Amber Moonstone 9/16/2007
This poem is so tender and compassionate..I had tears as I read it. You are amazing!
Peace, Love, and Light,
Amber "V"
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 8/21/2007
Congratulations to your brother and his wife. Your poem is a lovely gift. Thank you for sharing it. Love and blessings to you,

Reviewed by Myrna Badgerow 8/20/2007
Congratulations to your family for this new arrival!! And what a beautiful poem to welcome her to the world...))

Reviewed by Butch Howard 8/20/2007
This parable of perseverance and hope demonstrates the difficulties people face in the struggle to fulfill that human need to procreate. Sharing the background of her long suffering and waiting exemplifies the want and need inside her. The last verse is deeply touching and fills the heart with happiness and absolute joy. That first human cry, "the wail of blessed life," which I have been honored to witness three times in my life, is a sweet sound I will never forget.

"Her wants no longer needs

She suckles him"

Congratulations to your brother and his wife! Welcome to the world little boy! Great piece of writing, poet! Thank you for sharing this joyous news with us!

~Butch Howard

Reviewed by Randall Barfield 8/19/2007
This is very moving and what a blessed outcome! Hope their treasure will be treasured. Cheers and thanks for sharing this one.
Reviewed by Miss Pandora 8/19/2007
Powerfully moving as ever Tay. Effectively you have caught those moments of self-questioning, aching and the ultimate longing fulfilled. Superb stuff. Thanks for the note, comment and touching words, they always mean very much. Look forward to catching up soon - the Barola is breathing ;) Much love Panda xox
Reviewed by Joyce Bowling 8/18/2007
A beautiful write...this sincere and heartfelt write describes the desires and sufferings of many women...beautifully written, well done!
Joyce B.
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 8/18/2007
All thing will be granted in time!!

Great offering Sis!!

Me about to become a granny....only 2-3 days to go!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by richard cederberg 8/18/2007
"She wanted and waited
And suffered silently"

You capture the plight of many women in this passage dear Blueberry, and with the mindset of 'perserverance' and 'faithfully complied' you also unwittingly (or purposefully) set a tone that applies to either men or women in the pursuit of anything good. Love how you have woven the psychological and emotional aspects into a fine tapestry of rejoicing. Superb insights! Blessings to you dear woman ...

Reviewed by Jennave Coz 8/18/2007
You are beautiful, When you move pen, Your beauty spreads, It touches
All it meets, Softening,Gladening...Thank you.Jen
Reviewed by Kimmy Van Kooten 8/18/2007
What a beautiful celebration! As we aimlessly wander, we succeed at nothing, with a prayer and a purpose, we can find something...She had a desire, she had a need, as you put it, she prayed for a gift and when His time was right...he delivered! :) Thank You, Lord~
Loved it !
Love and Peace~
Reviewed by Amor Sabor 8/18/2007
Beautifully done, Taylor...the imagery was right on here.
Reviewed by J. Allen Wilson 8/17/2007
Congratulations to your brother and his wife. Your words tell of faith...hope and a new life...well said Taylor.

Reviewed by E T Waldron 8/17/2007
Glorious poem Taylor! It befits the occasion beautifully! Congrats to your Bro and his wife ,and you Auntie Taylor!;-)

Reviewed by Debby Rosenberg 8/17/2007
this is wonderful Taylor...I've missed reading your depths of the heart...blessings to your family on this miracle of life and their prayers fulfilled, you've compassionately expressed your joy
Reviewed by Kate Burnside 8/17/2007
I love the way in which you paint the picture here, Taylor, only to lift it onto a glorious and transcendent conclusion in the final stanza. This is almost like a modern-day parable. And the beauty of your play on key words is breathtaking. Whether a birth has been relatively swift, or has tarried somewhat, there is just NO getting away from the absolute miracle of life... with both of mine I just have never really been able to get to grips with the idea that "a baby really is IN there" until the hard work is over and the sounds, sights and smells of life are here in all their mess and gorey glory! The most amazing thing on earth! My congratulations to your brother and his wife. And a big welcome to the precious little bundle of BIG joy! :)) And thank you, too, for such wonderful appreciation on my White Out write this evening. With love, Kate xx
Reviewed by Chuck Keller 8/17/2007
Wonderfully descriptive. This one has an soothing quality to it. Great work.
Reviewed by Sage Sweetwater 8/17/2007
A new birth sets it all right and we joy in watching it grow throughout the years...Her Need is fulfilling, may she nurture it to fruition at each stage of the baby's life...I'm happy for her, Taylor, and you too...Aunt Taylor has a lovely sound...

Reviewed by La Belle Rouge Poetess Of The Heart 8/17/2007
So beautiful, the gift of life. Wonderful poem Taylor.
Reviewed by F William Broome 8/17/2007
Rare and meaningful empathy in words of love and understanding. Your words say it fully, and convey what is deep within your heart. Your sharing this with us makes its intent even more rewarding.
Thank you. - Bill

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