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I Know How You Must Feel

I have been writing poetry, fiction and short stories for many years and have completed a book of poems. I also enjoy comedy writing.

You don't know how I feel.

You don't know how I feel.

No you don’t, you have no idea

I lost a soul and my heart as sunken into darkness

You know how I feel?

You know how I feel?

Never say that to me again

Unless you have experienced the same pain.

There is nothing more I want right now than my loved one return

But that is water under the bridge

Now there is no running blood, coldness gives

How dare you come to me saying that?

With a drink in your hand looking like a happy chap

Just leave me be, go comfort someone else

I am internalizing life.

© 2020 Clive Williams

Comments

BRENDA ARLEDGE from Washington Court House on February 04, 2020:

It is so hard to deal with this pain of losing someone.

It is best for others to just sit silently being there for each other. If we want to talk we will, but never assume you know how someone feels.

Less is more in this case.

People can be insensitive.

Clive Williams (author) from Jamaica on February 04, 2020:

Great Paula

Suzie from Carson City on February 04, 2020:

So often, it's best to not use a lot of "words"when someone is in deep personal pain. My choice is to touch or hug and merely say, "I'm here." Each individual "feels" in their own unique way.. It's only helpful for them to know we CARE, Peace, Paula

Clive Williams (author) from Jamaica on February 04, 2020:

That's true Flourish. This too shall pass only if the person is strong enough to.

FlourishAnyway from USA on February 03, 2020:

Bravo! The person may mean well but that is not a good think to say. One thing that makes me upset is the saying, “This too shall pass.” Often it will but sometimes it just won’t.

Clive Williams (author) from Jamaica on February 02, 2020:

That is a good way to help Eric.

Clive Williams (author) from Jamaica on February 02, 2020:

You are right Pam.

Clive Williams (author) from Jamaica on February 02, 2020:

That's so true Ruby.

Ruby Jean Richert from Southern Illinois on February 02, 2020:

I know how you feel. When we lose a loved one, friends try to help by saying kind words, but nothing really helps. It takes time.

Pamela Oglesby from Sunny Florida on February 02, 2020:

The storng emotions you spoke of in this poem talked of the depth of dispair. When someone is in that place I think they do not want to hear from someone else.

Eric Dierker from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A. on February 02, 2020:

I like to go with; "Do you want to talk about how you are feeling, totally up to you but I am here."

And nobody, under pain of death, tell me how I am feeling.