Dare to Care.

She remarked, “You’re so blunt, you hurt people's feelings

Don't you hate yourself?"

 

Taken aback I paused and wondered …
 

Do I hate myself???

I trust I don't … though ultimately, I might be the only one to walk with me ...

I listen, learn... and then cajole
A hidden word from each poor soul
Of secret thought ... unspoken deed
 

Come and share this path with me

Do I like you????

I don’t know …
 

Should I want to?

Should you go?
 

Who are we to each other?

Friend? … Or foe?

Sister? … Brother?

 

And if indeed we might be members of one family…

Is there any meaning there?

 

I AM ALL

 

And I am none

And you, my friend

YOU are just the same

 

Deep within this MYSTERY

 

WE are all there is

If you dare … indeed I care …

Come and share this path with me

 

 

 

 

Bruce D Graham © July 1993
 

Written after giving some thought to a rebuke from my ex-wife after she overheard me coaching a person who had requested my coaching.