I Bleed Words Sometimes

Do You Understand?

Sometimes all you need is for someone to understand you.

For someone to overlook the inequities and embrace the flaws.

For someone to let you scrape your knee and let the tears roll by.

Sit with you, laughing, when you’ve fallen, face down, in a muddy puddle.

Clap, when you’re on stage terribly nervous.

Hug you when you want to be left alone.


Someone who…

Walks in your shoes instead of judging you,

But never lets your selfishness go unnoticed

Holds your hand through the proverbial storm

Sticks a foot in the door when you’re closing them out

Gifts you a book, knowing you’ll probably end up weeping all night reading it,

Knowing also, that the gesture would brighten your heart


Sometimes you wish you weren’t loved.

But understood.

12 responses

  1. Sigh. I felt this poem. Every word.
    Also your words were missed 🙂

    August 20, 2013 at 10:16 pm

  2. “Sticks a foot in the door when you’re closing them out.” How you frame intrusion in a sober manner.

    August 21, 2013 at 3:30 pm

  3. Pingback: “Hold On” | Inspire Your Mind (IYM)

  4. Hello I wanted to let you know that I have nominated you for blogging excellence awards. Congratulations! Should you choose to, the criteria and acceptance info can be found here: http://boggledself.wordpress.com/2013/08/23/wooohhhooothank-you-this-is-awesome/

    August 23, 2013 at 4:34 pm

  5. Oh, this poem is just beautiful, every word, every sentence …

    August 31, 2013 at 10:52 pm

  6. Well, I pray and hope you’ve found this person. I feel this. My mind won’t work here.

    September 1, 2013 at 10:22 am

  7. thanks for your Like Mitch

    September 13, 2013 at 4:48 pm

  8. This one is a classic.

    September 24, 2013 at 2:45 pm

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