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Empathy

The gift of empathy
Lets me walk in your shoes
I can feel happiness
Experience your blues

Although it's just a glimpse
It helps me understand
The choices that you make
Are not always pre-planned

With all this new knowledge 
I can cut you some slack
Even though I'm angry
I don't only see black

Let's look at the problem
I know that you can change
At first it will be hard
New thinking can feel strange

This will give you freedom
Control over your voice
Your words can be a gift
By you making this choice



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  1. Date: 12/4/2012 2:07:00 PM

    Great work!! Good choice for a subject and good flow. I try to imagine just what you were thinking

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux Date: 12/4/2012 2:09:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hi Joe, I see you have a sense of humor as well, so what was I thinking????
  1. Date: 12/1/2012 10:31:00 PM

    Shoulder to shoulder life's hurdles lighten and the soul brightens, enjoyed your poem on empathy Richard, well done. Rose xxx

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux Date: 12/2/2012 12:22:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I like your name. Nice to make your aquaintance. Thanks for reading and commenting on my poem.
  1. Date: 12/1/2012 6:46:00 PM

    Compromise is always best for a happy relationship. Allow others to express their ideas and keep an open mind. A good write Mr. Lamoureux!

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison Date: 12/1/2012 7:50:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Just showing a little respect for my talented west coast friend! LOL
    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux Date: 12/1/2012 7:19:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    So formal, I must have aged quite a lot since we last spoke. Lol, thanks for commenting.
  1. Date: 12/1/2012 4:01:00 PM

    The second to last stanza really relates with me and what I have been through in life. I lived as a pessimist for so long that trying to be optimistic felt so strange, but with time it began to feel more natural and I was able to find myself again! Love this poem

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux Date: 12/1/2012 4:28:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    You definately come accross as a positive person, it appears you have done a great job of transforming yourself. I would imagine you started out positive and have now gone back to your original spirit.
  1. Date: 12/1/2012 8:58:00 AM

    I enjoyed reading your inspirational poem, Richard! The world would be a far better place if we all would take the time to put ourselves in the other person's shoes before reacting. Love, Kim

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux Date: 12/1/2012 9:56:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks so much Kim.
  1. Date: 12/1/2012 7:19:00 AM

    This is a poem that we all should read Richard, a good message. - Wishing you a good and peaceful weekend. - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux Date: 12/1/2012 7:29:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Anne
  1. Date: 12/1/2012 7:14:00 AM

    WOW! I love this Richard. To me it is very inspirational. Thanks for sharing. Lucilla

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux Date: 12/1/2012 7:30:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks for coming back to visit me.