Death and Flies
Sketch: Coeur d’Alene
Taken and forsaken.
She will remember
Do not be mistaken
That you see death and flies
When you look into her eyes.
But she was ripped and shipped
She was taken and forsaken
One of the greatest injustices that we do to one another is assume that we know the story behind other peoples eyes.
Be kind to people. So many have been through things that we can not even begin to imagine.
For some it shows in their eyes but for others they have sadly learned to hide it away.
Everyone has a story but don’t assume you know whats in the book if you haven’t even attempted to read it.
Have compassion for one another.
Beautiful Jen! Where’s the photo from? It’s fantastic.
I added, thank you for reminding me!
It is beautiful Jen! Thanks for adding the info. Smiles
I read on a site-If we could only wear signs that got right to the point ie: I am doing the best I can, I just want to belong, etc. People might be able to feel and see the pain, longing and sadness, showing compassion and empathy for the individual. Great Post, Jennifer!
Thank you Lynne.
If only we all could and if only we could encourage others to have compassion…that seems to often be the challenging part…
Shower them with love I suppose right?
Well, there’s no law against wearing signs. Or buttons or badges. Or several buttons or badges. I’ve often considered getting one that reads, “This is NOT the complaint department.”
Love the poem and that message is so true.
Thank you Charles.
I’ve been with holding this poem, usually I write them and publish them by the next day.
Today felt like the right day for it.
Unfortunately, the subject of this poem is the story of our time.
Indeed it is.
This really hit an emotional spark within me. Archives (Do you wear blinders of a façade) you will have a better understanding. The poem speaks volumes!
Emotional sparks are good!
Yes, I agree.
Hi – I live by Coeur d’Alene (the place and maybe the person to:-) so this caught my eye. Just wondering about the line “But she was ripped and shipped” It seems like a break in the poem from the previous line. I’m having trouble making the the connection between that and the previous line. Very true though and the drawing is really lovely.
Lovely illustration and great words and philosophy. If only everyone could remember to be kind then we’d all be fine! 🙂
Indeed. So true!
Very true sentiment, powerfully expressed. Also beautiful, haunting picture.
Thank you. I’m glad you enjoyed this piece.
Really nice post. Thanks
The poem is beautiful, the poem and the sketch together make this haunting and so true. I’m afraid that I have learned to hide my story away so I can appear strong and unwavering. I do well for long periods, but it always ends in exhaustion. I’ll get it worked out eventually. Thank you for affecting so many.
It’s a journey and it can be exhausting but being aware of things is very helpful.
Thank you for your kind words and for taking the time to share your thoughts and feeling with me.