3.4.07

3. Empathy, Come!

Empathy, Come!

One
day
I found
my way home:
carved path through brambles
uncluttered by potholes and traps.

One
day
I found
my heart's path:
circuitously
routed through land mines of false words.

One
night
I set
my life's goal:
evoke emotions
and give you permission to feel.

One
night
I knew
why that goal:
once you feel your pain
understanding others' begins.

MeeAugraphie
04/03/07


Note:

These words are mine.
Please, do not use them without my permission.
You are welcome, however, to link back to them.
Meeaugraphie

8 comments:

Brian said...

Glad I stopped back before logging off.

You really do like fibs! But, you do them so well. These trace the emotional path beautifully. :)

Marcia said...

Brian - it was only meant to be the first one, but I could not stop myself. They usually almost pop out, but I had to work at the last couple to get what I wanted. I love NaPoWriMo: any excuse to write. Thank you, Brian.

Chris said...

Marcia my writer friend. I always enjoy your poetry. You have a talent to say a lot in few words---something I know you've worked hard on :)) Whether it is a lot of words or a few words doesn't matter. The words you use are the best words and send a meaning to the reader.

Marcia said...

Chris - I have to laugh, as you were posting your comment on how hard I had worked at fewer words, I was posting a wordy, off-the-wall, more-is-less poem. We knew it would sneak back in. LOL. Thank you for commenting, before my downward slide.

Quietpaths said...

I like this poem; it strikes me visually and also the content. Very nice and thank you for sharing your work.

Marcia said...

Quietpaths - I was unsure about leaving it left justified or centering each one, glad now, I centered it. Thank you for commenting.

aquamarine said...

I really enjoyed this poem. Beautiful imagery and flow! You have quite a way with fibs! ;)

aqua

Marcia said...

Aquamarine - This fib was on a subject I love to write about. Thank your for commenting on it.


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