How do you hold grief that is not yours? How do you dig out the darkness from the heart of those you love just so that you can see that child like smile on their face again? I know that you cannot know what another is feeling but what if you want to? What if you wish you could so that You knew how to hold them? Why is love not enough ? Why is it of so varied a language this grief ? When you advice me to just be there for someone who is walking without light in their heart how can I not feel the urge also to Pour a little oil and show a small matchstick to That spent lamp in their heart? How do you really be there for someone who is lost Within themselves? Can you really? How do you let them know That when they are sitting alone wondering if they really matter in this world and to this world , you sit there alone Wishing you could tell them that the world matters to you only because they exist in it? How do you tell them that you are not going to walk away when they show you the monsters lurking in the soul because you have a few within yours too that you are trying to tame ? How can one human love another human when one is in darkness and the other doesn't know how to lead them to light? How can you tell them that the darkness may not be beautiful like they state in some novels but that they are beautiful even with the darkness because the darkness isn't them ? How do you tell them that you are unable to translate the pain written on their bones but you really wish you knew how to clean it all up with your tears ? Why isn't empathy gifted to all of us? Do you think it is the mercy of pain that it remains constricted to one heart alone when it infects it? Or do you think it is because we have grown numb to The reality living inside another being? How do you pick up the person you love up from the ground and sew up their wounds without making them feel torn and in need of such help? How do you tell that sewing isn't a help you are offering but it is your responsibility because your heart beats in tune with theirs and when one is out of tune no music can be created ever again until both are healed and in tune? How do you actually really fully be there for the people you love when we know that we are each fighting our own battles? And how do you tell them you love them but you don't know how to make them love themselves ? How do you Show them how they Look from your eyes so that they may know that It isn't the darkness that you are seeing but The heart that is holding it with so much courage and so much silence ? How is it that while They allow you to hold their love , they are so afraid to Allow their grief too to be held by you ? And if it is that they cannot see you burdened with their darkness , why isn't there a way to Letting them know that the burden of not knowing how To be there for them when they need you The most is the Biggest burden to carry of all? Finally how do you Teach time To heal wounds that are not seen but felt? By both the ones who carry it and ones who Wished they knew how to heal it?
soulfulstirringsWhy isn't empathy gifted to all of us .... This dear poet is a question that pricks my soul oft as I see life in different shades of ego around me .. it doesn't take much to reach out to another but we mostly tend to reach out with convenience .. if only we realised that to heal oneself and another all you need is a shoulder to lean upon ..this world would be different ❤️
mellow_wingsI don't know if you will come across this comment here or not but let me say this , i look up to kiru . Your thoughts speak so much to me , mean so much to me . One of the most authentic writer i have come across here . Love 🌻