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Have you ever wanted something So bad, that in thinking about it, you feel this huge well of tears rising up? But you push it down, pull the plug from the drain… since you need to be where you are, but you don’t really want to be there, just tired. Need trumping want. It’s a bit confusing, actually… because you, in effect, become that need, not necessarily wanted, just needed. But isn’t being needed, something we all want? Or I could be wrong… not everybody wants to be needed- Since it can equate to a lifetime of just giving too much of yourself, that you run the risk of losing that self, that you don’t even know what you want anymore Maybe it would also help if every once in a while, we acknowledge that being wanted is something that we also need? Just to keep us sane, I suppose. To be needed is too different from being wanted. One word is for survival, while the other is for satisfaction. So which would you choose to be? 08082011 **this is pretty rough, just went on a sort of crazy frame of mind here --as for my title, hmm was just really stumped what to title it? I guess it also works ;)

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Date: 12/12/2013 8:06:00 AM
nikks i'm sure you know that chris has been banned from soup because of his poem about ZOO...there was nothing inciting in his message; it was just an honest outpour of his feelings re a sister-site of TPS , poemzoo.com which carries all our pieces... admin did not advise us of such move; thus, a lot were shocked!.. an earlier blog re this issue was deleted by TPS though cyndi posted a new one ( hope you can read it )... your thoughts?.. we want chris back!.. this is so sad!
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Date: 10/10/2011 11:00:00 AM
Needing and wanting - the human condition in a nutshell. You spin it so well, had to pay close attention to what you were saying byt it plays out beautifully. :)
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Date: 8/9/2011 5:41:00 AM
Well In my life being needed is what I wanted. But also loved being wanted because it was something I needed. Confusing ?? Lol "Just Wanted" makes a good title also . Wow you really made me think this early in the morning. Enjoyed as Always Nikko my sweet. Always hugs n smiles for u. Michael
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Date: 8/9/2011 4:01:00 AM
We All Need to be Wanted.... is my title for your work. Deep and reflective. How many people feel exactly this way, Nikko? Many, I am sure of it. So nice to read your work, darlin. This is only the preface. Gwendolen
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Date: 8/9/2011 2:04:00 AM
Sometime the choice are made for us.. We tend to fit in the mold without having a say and we continue to be the crutch that hold things in place.. And yep you get lost in that moment until you wake up and be a little "selfish" by deciding what is it that makes me happy.. Then again some just thrive on being needed and feel lost when no one needs them.. Did I just confuse you?? Hopefully not.. Awesome write, this speaks to me.. Reminds me of something or should I say someone? *mwahugs*
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Wilma Neels
Date: 8/9/2011 12:49:00 PM
hehe you had me laughing with not noticing the Rooibos thing Missy ;-)
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kabuteng P.iNk k.
Date: 8/9/2011 2:56:00 AM
Funny you should say that, imagine my surprise when I read the label on my red iced tea bottle earlier-- yup it had Rooibos tea in it) -- haha I suppose I just never bothered to read it before? oh duhh O_o
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Wilma Neels
Date: 8/9/2011 2:34:00 AM
hehe, thanks hey.. Catch up with you later going to look for Rooibos quickly ;D
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kabuteng P.iNk k.
Date: 8/9/2011 2:24:00 AM
ah. So that explains it ;) kidding! but yup, definitely enjoyed your take on that photo, very powerful indeed :D have a fun day! :D
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Wilma Neels
Date: 8/9/2011 2:22:00 AM
See? I think better in the mornings ;-) thank you for your comment on mine.. The moment I saw that pic the idea just came rushing.. That doesn't always happen lol *mwahugs*
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kabuteng P.iNk k.
Date: 8/9/2011 2:09:00 AM
Nope, you didn't confuse me, I think you made sense here...thought provoking comments you left me, Missy-- thank you :) Wow. I think this is one of the saner comments I have left you lately...lol ;)