It Hurts to Care

It hurts
to care
it hurts
to love
it hurts
to want
to dream
to hope
to be

it hurts.

but in this life
you’ve got to try
because you can’t
spin away
in your shell
slide away
down
inside.

you’re not alone
you’re not an island
in the middle
of nowhere.

so put it all
in your pocket
and get outside

no matter how much
sometimes
it hurts
to put on your jacket
slide on your shoes
comb your unruly hair
face the crowd

and smile.

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6 thoughts on “It Hurts to Care

  1. Even on that island,
    Leagues from society,
    Even in complete isolation,
    Life hurts.

    Life is change,
    Continual death of the previous moment,
    Life is the cascaded collection
    Of those infinite deaths,
    Each as painful as the last
    Until,
    Finally
    One becomes the last.

  2. Love this!!!!! You are right it hurts. But you have to keep trying. This is one of my new favorites!

    (I am on my other blog right now. Sorry to confuse)

    Hugs!! Skye

    1. Thank you, Skye! Yes, you do have to keep trying. I think a lot of people’s problems stem from not admitting that things affect them emotionally but we are emotional beings. I hurt, sure, but I love and I am happy because I accept that I feel. All things pass and life is as beautiful as it is painful.

      1. Amen…and we, as poets, get to write about the ebb and flow of those emotions!! All love…or all pain…may get rather boring. 🙂 Have a great day or evening depending where you are on this planet!!

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