Poems and Poetry

Pronouncements | A Poem by Guy Farmer

I know you’re scared.
I see the discomfort
Contorting your face
When anyone gets close
To exposing who you
Really are: The broken,
Hurt being who never
Had the love he needed
And was forced to pretend
It didn’t matter,
The gentle person who
Gets trampled so many times
That he loses the ability
To feel for himself or others.
I know you have some
Fantasy about a death bed
Scene where you say the
Perfect thing that makes
Everything okay but is
Just another hollow gesture
Meaning very little to
Anyone but you.
Things were never really
As you saw them,
Pronouncements aren’t
Remotely close to compassion.

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2 thoughts on “Pronouncements | A Poem by Guy Farmer

  1. Don

    “The gentle person who
    Gets trampled so many times
    That he loses the ability
    To feel for himself or others”

    Brilliant line…hits the mark and the heart!