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On Sorrow and Praise

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On Sorrow and Praise

(And being there in their reality)

All sorrows can be born

if you tell them in a story

what if you can't find the words

to tell your malady

what if the story tells you

makes you, shapes you?


Experience tells us

that our childhoods

leave us in stories like this

stories we never found

a way to voice

no one there to

help us find the words


When we can't find

a way to tell our story

our story tells us

we dream stories

we develop symptoms

we act in ways

we don't understand


Being present in

someone else's reality

takes effort

but isn't that what

relationships are all about

effort - hard work

thinking about

significant others

ultimately is more

needed than praise.

Copyright © Uwe Stroh

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