IS EMPATHY ENOUGH?

She said she’d had
A bad breakup…
A man who couldn’t
Be trusted proved it…
I pictured the floor
Littered with tissues
As she cried her eyes out
A nice person…
Taken down by
Her opposite…
Even though
I would gladly
Lend a shoulder
The distance
Can’t be bridged…
I only hope
Encouragement
Does the trick…
When all I have
To offer is empathy

© 2016 Robert Mihaly

WRITERS WRITE prompt for 8/20/16: TISSUES
http://writerswrite.co.za/august-writing-prompts
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4 comments

  1. bbeyes4 · August 21, 2016

    Sometimes empathy is all you need! Well written Ribert😀

    Liked by 1 person

    • artifiswords · August 21, 2016

      Thanks, Suzanne. I just wonder if it gets through to someone really hurting. I hope so. If I feel their pain, I can’t really relieve it…unless they know I sincerely care that they’re hurting…then they can find relief from knowing…I hope.

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      • bbeyes4 · August 21, 2016

        It’s always comforting to know someone cares.. It’s like a warm hug.. And who couldn’t use a warm hug!!💗

        Liked by 1 person

      • artifiswords · August 21, 2016

        I think that’s a universal thing…though some don’t make themselves very huggable.

        Like

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