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Rated: E · Poetry · Personal · #1082104
A poem I wrote a while ago about and ex-girlfriend who had a terminal illness.
Your Pain

Your pain.

I see agony in your eyes,
A frailty, a weakness of the body.
You stumble, and my spirit longs to hold you.
I want to give you my health.
I wish you could know how I feel for you,
But it cannot be so.
I feel your pain.

Your body trembles;
A burning sensation makes you cry.
I tremble next to you fearing what may lie ahead,
But I am helpless to do anything.
Oh, for one moment of the power to relieve your suffering,
I would pay in blood or tears,
To feel your pain.

Slowly, you smile at my caring gaze,
But the pain is still alive.
I desire to see you well again, but I fear.
How can I stop your suffering, for I am only man.
Know that, though I can’t steal from you this thorn,
I care for you, and I love you.
I feel your pain.
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