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Empathy
By: Nadia Lockheart
10/21/17
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There is beauty beyond ourselves...
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...made of quirks, perceived flaws,
and flash floods...
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...each person you meet...
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...is an aspect of yourself,
screaming for love...
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...humility,
has no substitute...
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...we're all beggars and vagabonds,
in these tight times...
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...but don't you dare be ashamed...
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...to let your tears,
gleam like searchlights...
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When hospital beds,
feel like vacant taxis...

...I want to sit with the broken,
cast loose from the moorings...
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...we're burnt out flames,
yearning for ecstasy...

...making perfume of boot camps...
...searching for empathy...
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Skydiving,
between black holes...
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...burning to inquire,
rather than examine...
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...like attendants,
stationed in airport bathrooms...
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...just wanting to be heard,
in the thick of this famine...
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When hospital beds,
feel like vacant taxis...

...I want to sit with the broken,
cast loose from the moorings...
.
.
...we're burnt out flames,
yearning for ecstasy...

...making perfume of boot camps...
...searching for empathy...
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I want to be the person...
you needed when you needed help...
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...we're striving to be the people...
...we needed when we needed help...
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When hospital beds,
feel like vacant taxis...

...I want to sit with the broken,
cut loose from the moorings...
.
.
...we're burnt out flames,
yearning for ecstasy...

...making perfume of boot camps...
...searching for empathy...
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© Copyright 2017 Nadia Lockheart - All Rights Reserved
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This is a really strong piece! I love your message and the way you chose to deliver it.
Great work! ~L
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2 posted 10-22-2017 01:18 PM       View Profile for Bluesy Socrateaser   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Bluesy Socrateaser

The repetition of verse has the feel of a song.

Nice structure, well written.

...just bein' Bluesy

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so good toobe reading you once againmisse being here. late Arrival Jo perry

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4 posted 10-24-2017 06:55 AM       View Profile for LeeJ   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for LeeJ

the song sounds of great awareness, sensitivity and a strong yearning for who we are....who we are meant to be....lovely write.
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5 posted 10-24-2017 09:37 AM       View Profile for LyricFetish   Email LyricFetish   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for LyricFetish

So sad, and poignant, and beautiful!
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Really nicely done, I really respect your word choice here
 
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