To Empathize


Very sad to watch someone go through pain,

Their tears fall, or their body lame,

Maybe even a severely damaged brain,

Feels so overwhelming, like never ending rain.


The anger rips apart the person we thought we knew,

We see the other side, and it triggers something in us too,

It often starts a churning of a storm within our hearts,

Chewing up and spitting out our yesterdays in parts.


They come to us in humbleness,

We lovingly lend an ear,

But it isn't what is triggered in us 

They needed and came to hear.


The precious worth of listening,

Is something to be discovered

To place our feelings on a shelf,

And listen to the pain of another.


It sometimes hurts to hear the weight

Of suffering they've endured,

We can lose sight through our own disdain,

We can't fix the past,

And no one is to blame,

When what they need is empathy,

Don't mix in your own sympathy.


Listen, hold your breath and sigh,

Connect to them, 

Don't ask why,

Hold your shoulders up,

Be strong,

The moment will pass,

Even if it seems long.


Most important,

Hold no grudges,

Friends are friends

And never judges.











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Too high !!! Can't reach Respected nightlight1220

Too high !!! Can't reach Respected  nightlight1220.Maybe the folly of being human.



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Love it! Can I get a big ol'

Love it! Can I get a big ol' AMEN!?

Don't let any one shake your dream stars from your eyes, lest your soul Come away with them! -SS    

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AMEN!!! (Thx Ssmoothie!) ....

AMEN!!! (Thx Ssmoothie!)


...and he asked her, "do you write poetry? Because I feel as if I am the ink that flows from your quill."

"No", she replied, "but I have experienced it. "