25 Jul


There is a type of person who
Is known as an Empath
While many think that they are blessed
They don’t know of the wrath

That comes with being so in tuned
With other people’s feelings
That for the Empath, even the
Most casual of dealings

Can uncover strong feelings of
Much fear, hate or mistrust
The Empath can pick up on things
Even if not discussed

A super-human attention
To detail that reveals
How a smiling, joking person
Actually feels

Some pick up an energy
While others just go by
Body language, chosen words
Or the look in their eye

The Empath is a sensitive
Compassionate observer
Many times they lose themselves
Amid another’s fervor

Shackled with acuity
They often lose control
Of their own thoughts and feelings ‘cause
Another does cajole

They’re overwhelmed by influence
Of what rages around
Every detail magnified
And amplified, each sound

Lucky or a blessing? No,
Most Empaths feel they’re cursed
Because each day they are witness
To humanity’s worst

The selfishness, the fear, the lack
Of any kind of hope
The whining and complaining and
The masses who just mope

The Empath knows there’s strength inside
Themselves and everyone
They’re cursed to watch most people simply
Ignore it and shun

The Empath sees the beauty in
The little things each day
But also sees the countless people
That piss it away

The Empath is a noble guard
A listener to all
They are the ones that you just can’t
Help but tear down your wall

And open up to, speak to, be
Vulnerable, exposed
Because the Empath’s mind is never
Ignorant and closed

They are the listeners who care
Who truly hear your tale
Who do relate to what you’re going
Through each time you fail

And they sustain a lot of wear
And tear from what they do
If only all knew what it’s like
To have empathic view

To let go of yourself and walk
A mile in their shoes
To feel their pain and not be able
To even refuse

Here’s to Empaths, blessed and cursed
With great acuity
True Warrior Poets who
Just wish they could be free

But that is not their lot in life
No, that is not their mission
In a world of ignorance
Their purpose is cognition

To listen, understand and teach
People about themselves
To be the fearless explorer
Who boldly deeper delves

Keep in mind what energy
You do choose to put out
You never know when an Empath
May be lurking about


11 Responses to “Empaths”

  1. adunn July 26, 2012 at 1:45 am #

    I don’t know what inspired you to think about Empath’s, but I enjoyed it very much! Thank you!

    • Miro July 17, 2015 at 3:04 pm #

      I am one. 🙂

  2. bipolarmuse July 26, 2012 at 1:55 am #

    Wonderful poem here Miro. I have often battled with the “negative energies” of others…and I can feel it nearly immediately and it is very draining on me emotionally. I have been learning about emotional intelligence to try to learn how to control the flood of emotions that I can feel from others.
    Thank you for sharing this. ♥

  3. drsuraiyanasim July 26, 2012 at 1:13 pm #

    Wow!!! Wat a poem! It left me breathless. So well-described. I can really connect to this. Enjoyed it so much! Keep up the great work! U are a true warrior!

  4. Christy Birmingham July 27, 2012 at 3:35 pm #

    Being an Empath can certainly be exhausting. You describe it well my friend.

  5. Sue Dreamwalker August 9, 2012 at 4:10 pm #

    I so loved this one Miro, I guess you have to be one to know one.. 😉 and it can be a bumpy road as we are sensitive and we hurt deep as well as love.. Trying to stand and become the observer and detach from it all can be hard..
    This is why I spend time in my garden or walking, hugging a tree helps as I recharge and align my energies again…
    Some we meet can deplete and drain us, some we can never help, because they are so caught up within themselves. But always do we leave part of us with them, even if it may annoy them to know there are Warriors out there who truly wish to help heal the world, by showing others it has to start with SELF.

    • richard November 15, 2012 at 10:48 am #

      Wow!ur the light at the end of the tunnel.wht a wonderful feeling you’ve given me.i haven’t felt this way b4 I’m proud & thnkful to be called aTRUE WARRIOR…

  6. Gary Swanson December 28, 2013 at 11:40 am #

    Thank You!
    Spoken like a True Warrior.

  7. Lance February 25, 2014 at 1:54 pm #

    Thank you

    • Miro February 26, 2014 at 7:23 am #

      You’re welcome. 🙂


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