Other People's Pain

Other People's Pain

A Poem by JR Darewood

The buzzing of flies on near-dead eyes
Trails of tears and the tremors of fear

The bile-like bitterness of other people's lives
makes my stomach twist but my tongue won't stop

Snap a photo
Scratch a note
I'll catalogue your agony 

More than a lifetime of pain
buried in my brain
so I can show them but a glimpse

Moments of misery immortalized
Your brother's gruesome murder
   a footnote in an article
Your baby's starving shrieks
   ambient noise in a film

Other people's pain
I drink it up and bury it inside
so deep and dark even the bats can't see

until those long nights alone
when I try to sleep
tepid tears wet my eyes 
   and an empty heart wonders why

© 2015 JR Darewood

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Other people, s pains can be a,reflection of ours in Hardware times. We can relate to them. An excellent one....:).....

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Added on June 5, 2015
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JR Darewood
JR Darewood

Los Angeles, CA

Writing is really the greatest release. It teaches you to take notice of the depth of the world around you and channel it into new insights you want to share with the world. I love it. BTW: I turne.. more..


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