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Living Everyone's Pain

When                            my back hurts, 
It’s because      I carry the weight of the world on my shoulders,  
 
When                            my head hurts,
It’s because      I understand the world from everyone’s perspective,	
 
When                            my eyes can’t see anymore,         	   
It’s because      I see everyone’s darkest fears emerging,                       	
 
When                            my feet are blistered,	
It’s because      I walk several miles in shoes that don’t fit my feet,	
 
When                            my ears are ringing,
It’s because      I can hear everyone screaming their quietest secrets’,  
 
When                            my words are strange,
It’s because      I speak everyone’s unspoken thoughts,        
 
When          	            my heart is broken,	
It’s because      I am alone in this world living everyone’s [unacknowledged] pain.

Copyright © Colleen Cleary | Year Posted 2019


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Date: 3/2/2019 12:03:00 PM

Your poem is full of sadness.. you expressed with deep emotions..
Date: 3/2/2019 5:45:00 AM

Colleen, welcome to Poetry Soup. You have found us! Glad you did. Keep posting and keep writing. This is a fantastic testimony to your empathetic heart, and your poetic soul!

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