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A Friends Touch…


This was inspired by a poem written by Verbnflow. Can find this beautiful piece here: http://verbnflow.wordpress.com/2014/04/24/trust-fall/

Exactly what the broken need,
To connect shattered pieces, if only temporarily.
Compassion is the glue, and love is the lacquer.
That remains with the hurting soul, ever after.
The warmth of a touch, can melt away the pain,
Cover sins and abolish stains.
Many a tear is saved from crying,
From a soul trying to keep from dying.

©E.D. Allee
April, 2014

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To Feel Was To Die…Day 7 Poem A Day Challenge. Prompt: Self Portrait

Self Portrait Prompt: The first thing that comes to my mind when describing myself is I’m compassionate – empathy to a torturous degree without God’s help! I feel like a bit of a one trick pony of late- recovery/addiction are obviously huge parts of my life – but it’s been a little on the overkill level in my recent posts it seems- maybe not- either way- this poem won’t disappoint in the recovery theme! Thanks for hangin in here with me on my journey. Much love to you all.


My heart beats with compassion for the hurting,
The souls lost in a world flooded with pain.
The tortured and the struggling,
For the angry, alone and afraid.

I feel deeply to a core that’s been whittled away,
By time, and through experiences’ stains.
The aches of many, their sufferings,
The feelings run like broken glass through my veins.

To feel is to be alive.
But to feel, at one time for me was to die…

I once considered empathy an encumbrance,
So much weight, I couldn’t shoulder it.
I see now, trying to carry it alone was foolishness,
God gave me this heart; He’s shown me it’s a gift.

I’m growing and evolving each moment,
I’m no longer running from a false opponent.
In recovery, I’m learning to be content,
God sustains this heart as it laments.

©E.D. Allee
April, 2014

Haiku: Empathy

I know empathy

As physical pain within

My heart bleeds for yours

Tears From Afar…



I see your heart bleed

I can’t make it quit

Not able to reach you

Lacking power, I sit

You are hurting

I watch your anguish grow  

Tears I cry in abundance, for you

But you will never know…


Never know this stranger cares

From so far away

Never know my prayers for you

Or how my heart aches

Such agony in your eyes

I am witness to your desperation

The strength it must take

Your immense determination


You are a survivor

Tragedy didn’t tear you completely down

I marvel that you are standing

Shaken, but both feet on the ground


If I could offer comfort

Even for one moment

If I could halt the bleeding

With loves tourniquet

If I could lift your burden

Help you carry the weight

If I could help lead you to healing

And chase your pain away

I would offer to you what I have to give

Guided by God’s power and love

Yet I am here… so far away

Wishing my tears were enough…

©E.D. Allee

October 1, 2013

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