Poem: Shared Burden

You cry in fear
You cry in pain
You cry as your heart
Is ripped in two
And as you cry
I listen
I feel
Your fear
Becomes my fear
Your pain
Becomes my pain
And my heart breaks with yours
I yearn to help
I desire to comfort
But I know the best course
To offer a sympathetic ear
To be there in the way you want
Not the way I’d rather be
Still the simple truth remains
As you cry
So do I

Published by Devin Hogg

My name is Devin Hogg. I was born and raised in Carnarvon, Ontario, Canada. I moved to Guelph, Ontario, Canada in 2009 for university and lived here ever since. In my free time, I enjoy reading, watching TV and movies, going on long walks, swimming, and practicing Chen style Tai Chi. I love to write poetry and blog regularly about topics such as mental health, sci-fi/fantasy series, faith, sexuality, and politics.

3 thoughts on “Poem: Shared Burden

  1. The poem doesn't leave me with any idea of the relationship between the speaker and object. I formed no opinion whether it was romantic, platonic, paternal, etc.


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