only the healer knows..............Poem

Once upon a time there was this guy
an angel by any other name
Either way he became the healer
always nurturing just the same

Sitting quietly with someone in a room
a broken heart and tears
One day he came to realize though
he'd become broken down through the years

On the other side of town a woman
beautiful in soul in heart in mind
You see she too the healer any
kinder heart is hard to find

Sharing only what a woman can
a touch a caress a saving grace
Those she saves though/.... don't
see the tears behind her face

My friends only the healers know
how they survive beyond their own pain
While dying themselves inside
still though they stay in this game


Remember the movie "The Green Mile " the big dude in jail , the gentle giant ? The man who inhales the poisons from the breath of those afflicted by whatever pain of body or soul , when he's through though there is just a little more of his own soul that is lost . There are times that I wonder ........Ah the healers !



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ImKarn23 2 years ago

there are times i wonder too Cowboy...

when one heals(helps) another - they lose a part of themselves. It is a painful and exhausting way to live...

I can't tell you how great (and surprising) it was when you dropped in from nowhere. I am grateful that you are well and that you re-found me!

sharingxx


Beth37 2 years ago

I hope that your heart finds healing for all the sores life inflicts. I love the feelings your poems always evoke. You communicate your heart so well.


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always exploring 2 years ago from Southern Illinois

What would we do without fixers? We never know the pain some are having because they do smile through tears. I saw the movie and loved it. Some people are so quick to judge. He was a gentle giant. Thank's for sharing your thoughts.


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Phyllis Doyle 2 years ago from High desert of Nevada.

Ed, this is UP, Awesome, Beautiful, and Interesting -- because I know.

I also know that a healer must retain their soul and love for Self. This poem comes from deep within you where your soul resides and from your heart which can be healed. email me if you need to. I love your poems.


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Ericdierker 2 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

Beautiful. All blessings come with a price.


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BlossomSB 2 years ago from Victoria, Australia

Unusual and different and so very good.


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BlossomSB 2 years ago from Victoria, Australia

Unusual and different and so very good.


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ahorseback 2 years ago Author

Blossom , Maybe only some of us selfish people get hung up on our "talents" ...... and some- like you, just keep on giving , Oh my gosh you are always sooo sweet !....Ed


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Gypsy Rose Lee 2 years ago from Riga, Latvia

Voted up. Love this poem Ed. Yes, I remember the movie and always wished that the healer could have healed himself.


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ahorseback 2 years ago Author

Hi Gypsy !


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LadyFiddler 2 years ago from Somewhere in the West

You're sure right i am bearing pains i wonder how i do it but is only by God's grace if it wasn't for him maybe i might have find an easy way out of it, but then life is not in my hands.


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ahorseback 2 years ago Author

Lady Fiddler ! ,I just noticed , gotta get back to your many new hubs , ! Thank you for stopping by sweety !.......Ed


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Jodah 2 years ago from Queensland Australia

Beautiful poem a horseback. It is the first of your work that I have read but it won't be the last. I have heard your name mentioned fondly before. We have to try to heal others when we can even if it takes from us. The Green Mile was one of my favourite movies, also read the books by Steven King. The 'big dude...healer" was John Coffee (notice the initials, same as another famous healer). Voted up.


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ahorseback 2 years ago Author

Jodah , Really Steven King ? Is that the name of SK 's book ? ....Thank you for stopping by !.......Call me Ed


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Jodah 2 years ago from Queensland Australia

Yes Ed, SK wrote a series of mini books called "The Green Mile" that the movie is based on.


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ahorseback 2 years ago Author

Okay thanks I will check those out !

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