Poem: Who I Need You To Be

I walk through the night
With grief
And despair.
Oh so alone.
I cry out
From the depths of my soul,
How long must I
Keep carrying this burden?
What is the point
Of all this pain?
Isn’t it clear
I will never be
Who I always
Hoped I could become?
Would it not be better
For me to fade away
In my night’s sleep
Freeing those I love
From the burden of me?”
She answered me
With an embrace of love
And these quiet words,
“It matters not
Who you hoped to be.
You are exactly
Who I need you to be.
Who those you love
Who love you
Need you to be.
I know it’s hard
To hold onto hope
To see an end
To this lonely road.
Trust in me
Keep on walking
I am always with you.
You suffer.
You serve me well.
Love and hope and faith
Will make even this road
Lead you where
You’re meant to go and to be.”

Published by Devin Hogg

My name is Devin Hogg. I was born and raised in Carnarvon, Ontario, Canada. I moved to Guelph, Ontario, Canada in 2009 for university and lived here ever since. In my free time, I enjoy reading, watching TV and movies, going on long walks, swimming, and practicing Chen style Tai Chi. I love to write poetry and blog regularly about topics such as mental health, sci-fi/fantasy series, faith, sexuality, and politics.

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