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I can see her cry

And it breaks my heart

I see him struggle

And I want to help

I know they are in trouble

And I want to save them

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So many of the people I love

Are caught in times of trouble

Cancer, death, pain, and homelessness

I am sympathetic to all

And so deeply sad as there is little I can do

To ease their pain and sorrow

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I try to lend an ear

I will listen to all they say

I lend a shoulder and tissue

To collect all of their tears

I want to be there for them

As they have been there for me


Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – sympathetic