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My Heart Hurts

Updated on July 14, 2010

My heart hurts

It is heavy with despair

for those people

Who I can't repair

My heart hurts

for the dark places

where they hide

all their lonely faces

My heart hurts

for the broken hearted

and the painful

deep and scarred

My heart hurts

for all the addicts

for they don't know

any other mix

My heart hurts

for the needy

being without

can be dark and seedy

My heart hearts

finally and last

for those who

remember their painful past


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    • Daniyyel profile image


      7 years ago

      I wish my heart would hurt more like that. I remember the pain Jesus felt when he saw his flock astray, lost and confused, without a Shepherd

    • Sky321 profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Canada

      Lambservant: You are so right about everything you say.Thank you so much for expressing your thoughts and experiences. Looking back now God has used my compassion in many ways, but I need to learn how to give it to the Lord. I think we might be kindred spirits. God bless you

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      Lori Colbo 

      8 years ago from Pacific Northwest

      Sky, I have been reaing a lot of your hubs and I feel a real connection to you on a lot of different levels, but particularly of your compassion and empathy for the broken hearted who are suffering. You care so much, that you take on their pain as yours. Your poem here, which was very moving, and many of your hubs show that. It is a wonderful thing to be so compassionate. But guard your heart and mind from compassion fatigue. I don't mean stop feeling for other people, but find a balance, so that you are not brought low (depressed). That is not good for you or the person you are feeling for. Pastors often hear the overwhelming tragic things and they have to guard their hearts and mind so they can function. My pastor told me this just last week, and another one once told me the same thing. I often so moved by other pain that I hit the skids for several days. Praise be to God instead of taking on those burdens as our own, we can run to Jesus and lay these people and their hurts and sorrows at his feet trusting he will work in their lives. Then you can be available to offer your support and understanding without experiencing their pain to the point of bringing yourself down. This may seem insensitve to you and to other readers, but it is something I am dealing with in my life right now on the advice of my pastor and therapist. God bless you little lamb for your tender heart.

      "Come unto me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. 30 For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light." Matt. 11:28-30

    • Sky321 profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Canada

      Thanks again. I'm going to check out the link.

    • heavenbound5511 profile image


      8 years ago from Under the shadow of the Almighty God!

    • Sky321 profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Canada

      Thank you all for your kind comments.

      Valerie you are also compassionate soul.

    • valeriebelew profile image


      8 years ago from Metro Atlanta, GA, USA

      Good writiing. You are a compassionate soul; I always look forward to reading your writing. (:v

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      William Kovacic 

      8 years ago from Pleasant Gap, PA

      Very nicely done! There's a lot to think about.

    • DeBorrah K. Ogans profile image

      DeBorrah K Ogans 

      8 years ago

      Sky321, Nice heartfelt poem! My heart rejoices because JESUS makes all the difference in the world; and He is available to everyone! Thank you for sharing, In HIS Love, Peace & Blessings!

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      Granny's House 

      8 years ago from Older and Hopefully Wiser Time

      Sky, my heart hurts for those too. I am told not to worry so much about things I can not change. Great hub

    • mshunt profile image


      8 years ago

      Wow, that was a pretty heavy poem, Sky. All of our hearts should hurt now that you put it that way. Thought provoking poem to be sure. Thanks for sharing it.

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      fred allen 

      8 years ago from Myrtle Beach SC

      Outstanding! The fact that your heart hurts over these things proves it belongs to God. You are a sweet soul. Thank you for this poem.

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      Dave Mathews 

      8 years ago from NORTH YORK,ONTARIO,CANADA

      My Heart Hurts, BUT I can feel Our Father God, massaging away the pain and hear Him whispering His Love for me in the recesses of my mind. Thank you Father and Thank you Sister Sky.

      Brother Dave.

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      Vladimir Uhri 

      8 years ago from HubPages, FB

      Thank you for this poem.

    • Sky321 profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Canada

      Thank you, I'm glad you liked it.

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      Surabhi Kaura 

      8 years ago

      Sky.. sky.. sky.. Ouch! my heart hurts, yet it feels the joy of your poem. I really like your poetic thoughts and the way you expressed in writing.


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