Prose and Poetry for Pain

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Empathy

You looked at his arms

Spread wide like an eagle’s wings

Dancing with the world’s silent tune

Then you felt the dance yourself


You looked at his fickle feet

Hopping, skipping, gay in the open field

Bare-footed, feeling the soft caress of the vibrant spring grass

And you experienced the tickle at your feet too


You looked at his closed eyes

Seeing the sense of peace and joy

Into the moment, savoring the feel by numbing the sight

And you closed your eyes too, discovering the joy flowing from within


Then you understood

When you see him, you want to feel what he feels

See what he sees, hear what he hears

Cause your senses mirror his


He showed you what he can

And then you feel and share his emotions.

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