Empathy

A Poem By Flying Past Clouds // 4/29/2014

I feel the pain you feel
Describing others' foreign wars
And I drown inside your fear
Being separate by millions of doors

And this is empathy, they said
Don't let it get inside your head
But they never felt what I felt when I bled
And they don't understand what they should do instead

I rise in fury with your anger
Shouting out against the world
And I am one with your loneliness
Feeling you can't move forward

And this is empathy, they said

But do you know what it's like to bleed?
To be so empty there's nothing you need?
Tell me, society, what do you see?
Or am I doomed to be only me?

And this is empathy, they said
Don't let it get inside your head

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