Perhaps, I’m impolite
Few want to see you
cough out your life’s blood
and tell them you are
But I no longer care
For every fifty people
who ignore me
I’ll find one who lends me
a listening heart
A pair of open ears
heals a thousand
28 thoughts on “Hello, Friend”
Keep pushing. I hope you’re alright.
Thank you! I’m okay at times and anxious at others, but hopefully I’ll find a good equilibrium soon.
Having no favors to bestow. Destitute of fortune. Addicted to utterance of truth and common sense. – Ambrose Bierce The Devil’s Dictionary
This actually made me sad. I feel like I’ve had more comfort from certain strangers than some friends.
Absolutely true, those last 3 lines. Most people are squeamish about reading of suffering.
I can understand wanting to avoid bad news, but it’s different when you know someone personally, or should be, I think.
I agree that is disappointing and hurtful–I’ve been there many times.
some fella once said pain is pain when one chooses to suffer, i am not sure about the length and breadth of that argument but i am sure there is a certain nobility of a writer chronicling darkness through words. whether intended or not, it makes others feel better. great poem again, and i do hope you feel much much better! ❤
I don’t believe in that at all. The idea that someone chooses to suffer absolves outsiders of all responsibility to help or be empathetic. Would you say it was someone’s fault if they had a fatal illness?
When the situation is reversed, those that think this way will find themselves alone.
i m sorry if I offended you, comrade. I was only offering solace without knowing the problem.
And no, a fatal illness is nobody’s fault.
sending you much ❤
brilliant & dark, words of truth, your poetry. i can relate.
I know exactly what you mean! This does happen, and you’re right it is sad, but maybe it helps us to make new friends?
I suppose. An arduous process. =)
Life is weird. I know exactly what you mean. And friendship is an evolution, as we are, too. Hang in there, big hugs. You’re never alone.
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Thanks for your listening ears! =)
Strong word that resonate with me! I would rather hear about your pain than your latest purchase or your recent vacation. Life is a journey and it can be hard and painful from time to time. Having someone take the time to listen is a precious gift that lightens the load and heals the wounds. May many blessings and true friends come into your path!
Thanks! I think a good mix of both the positives and negatives in life is important. It gives us hope, compassion, and understanding instead of envy or pure despair.
This is very powerful, my friend. I hope solace finds you soon. Blessings and prayers for you. ❤
Thank you! ❤
Open ears are linked with open hearts! Great message here!
Very poignant and powerful!
A pair of listening ears and an open heart always help 🙂 I agree with you wholeheartedly on this ❤