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A Job I Cannot Quit - Empathy

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A Job I Cannot Quit - Empathy

Some view it as a blessing
some only see a curse
but for me, all I feel is destiny

It's hard to call it such
because I truly don't believe in destiny or fate
yet I know that this is my calling

I will sit here, closing myself off to the world
when all of these strangers' feelings flood my soul
and I have to sort through them

Some people need advice
while others, just a listening ear
but the hardest is of the thoughts of the perverse

I truly do not believe anyone has the right to decide who needs help
versus who may progress all on their own
but the feelings I get from others do not lie

So again I sit
with so much inner turmoil for hating my chosen path
mentally reaching out to strangers that need me

I know I am doing good
yet I've only really given in
because all I want is to be on the darker side
to live my own life

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  1. Date: 2/22/2012 3:58:00 AM
    Hmmmm If this is real then it's important to reach out to those who need you. What bothers me most is people who cannot feel for others. Unless they have been in that same place they don't care about the pain someone else feels, it isn't real to them. A fine write . God Bless, JB

  1. Date: 10/24/2011 1:16:00 PM
    Smile, *^_^* “Thought That I Would Stop Back By For A Quick Visit My Dear Precious & Priceless Angela! *^_^* I Can Most Surely Relate Unto Certain Areas Amid This Compelling Reflection of Self Within Ones Verse ~ As for Your Beauties Final Lines Personally, I Would Rather Be A Bright Light Stepping Into The Dark Night to Breathe It In Within A Breath & Then, Spit It All Out Amid The Distant Wind * Ahhhh!” === My Love, Always, Jasper *