The Empath’s Journey

The Empath’s Journey

Always, on my life’s journey, For as long as I can remember, The “other” has assigned me a role. The consummate friend. The submissive woman. The good Christian. The sacrificing mom. The helpful neighbor. The one to take the blame. The one to come to...
Survivor

Survivor

What did I ask of you? Any of you? When I went through my dark night of the soul? Did I ask you to listen? While I vented and railed? Did I ask you to fix me? Help me? Save me? Did I ask you for anything? …Anything at all? Even though you looked at my pain, Just the...
Without a Word

Without a Word

Sorry I left, Walked away, No explanation, Only silence I wanted to tell you …Goodbye I wanted to explain …Why But then I couldn’t. You always stood A head taller You always spoke A little louder You were the planet I orbited Your gravitational pull Your...
I Saw You

I Saw You

I pretended, spared your pride Never whispered to the neighbors I never accused you Pointed the finger Played dirty or strung you up I didn’t ask questions Interrogate you Put up walls or play games So you saw me as small Insignificant And you dismissed me...