But I Know that You are Hurting


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I see venom in your eyes,
I see tension in your fists
And I feel your walls erecting.
-But I know that you are hurting-

I feel condemned by your words,
I feel motivation to turn the other way
And I see no hope in your being.
-But I know that you are hurting-

I feel helpless in your presence,
I feel judged by your disappointment
And I long to make it right for you.
-But I know that you are hurting-

There are times when the one we love is hurting and the only thing we can do to help is to stand by as they brave their demons. This poem reflects on what helpers are seeing and feeling when they can’t step in and must accept what is. A battle of emotions can always get ugly, but it is in facing it head-on that understanding and inner strength are found. 

Published by Astrid's Words

Astrid Hardjana-Large is an inspirational author who enjoys Life and adversity. She is motivated to share her inspiration from Life experiences and encourages readers to persevere on the journey of Life.

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