9 Feb



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


6 Responses to “Empaths”

  1. Catherine Bolduc Forsley February 9, 2013 at 10:05 am #

    I love It Miro 🙂   Catherine  http://about.me/catforsley


    >________________________________ > From: WARRIOR POET WISDOM >To: catherineforsley@yahoo.ca >Sent: Saturday, February 9, 2013 9:51:07 AM >Subject: [New post] Empaths > > > WordPress.com >Warrior Poet posted: ” Empaths 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 d” >

  2. iamforchange February 9, 2013 at 10:06 am #

    An interesting choice and beautifully expressed observation. I love the poem and the fact you chose to share it. I have been accused of being such a being by a Shaman who considered it a curse. If I were such it would be a great gift, as I would imagine you would as well. To observe feel and share in the discomfort of another is an opportunity for growth and change in a positive way for both. Thanks Miro, for sharing your gifts. I hope all is well with you and you are doing better. It has been a while and you are missed. Joe

    • Warrior Poet February 9, 2013 at 12:34 pm #

      I was and am doing fantastic. My absence/silence isn’t a result of any problems.

      Although many look on it as a curse, a Warrior looks on nothing as a blessing or a curse. Only a challenge. A heightened sense of empathy is just another challenge to master, and once it’s fully understood and mastered, it can be used to help, as well as expose important (albeit often ugly) truths.


  3. Will of Heart February 10, 2013 at 11:51 am #

    you touch and brought out great message beautifully …. I always love your way of writing… God Bless and happy Sunday to you and to the entire family….

  4. lscotthoughts February 10, 2013 at 1:09 pm #

    Wonderful message, Miro, and I’ve missed your writing since I’ve been away…Hope you are doing well, my friend! 🙂

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