Stories

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Someone’s story may not always be beautiful or even cute
But the honesty in the words may reflect someones truth
Some stories however hard to write or even tell
Will shed light on a place where they used to dwell
Some words may honestly be hard to hear let alone read
Like fresh wounds re-opened that still tend to bleed
But sharing with others may save someones life
Even when the words feel like self sacrifice
To dismiss someones story because you may not comprehend
A life that you surely never had to contend
Seeing someone’s pain if only but for a moment
Can let you in to a place where they felt torment
Giving you a better understanding of where they come from
And the reasons as to why some actions make them seem numb
We should never discount anothers story because of the words they choose
But look for the real meaning to light our fuse
So that we may recognize it in someone else’s life
We can help them to make better choices that are right


2 thoughts on “Stories

  1. “Some stories however hard to write or even tell
    Will shed light on a place where they used to dwell
    Some words may honestly be hard to hear let alone read
    Like fresh wounds re-opened that still tend to bleed
    But sharing with others may save someones life
    Even when the words feel like self sacrifice”
    I particularily like this part because it talks about empathy that can be gained through literature. This is one of many good reasons for reading various kinds of stories. After reading you poem, I found another blog post concerning reason’s to expose literature to a working-class world. I thought it was superbly written and that you might like it, too: http://reassignedtime.blogspot.com/2008/01/why-teach-literature.html

    1. Thank you Sapi from the bottom of my heart for taking the time to read my poetry! I will surely take the time to read the blog that you’ve shared! Peace & Blessings!

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