Empathetic Love
E.M. Hunton

I wish that my arms were enough
to hold you
and I wish that my words were enough
to soothe
and I wish that I was enough
to take all of your pain away
but I'm not
and I can't
because I am mortal too

Iwish that my heart was enough
to love you
and I wish that my hands were enough
to touch
and I wish that I was enough
to take all of your shame away
but I'm not
and I can't
because I am mortal too

But, if you'll let me
I will walk with you in this
I will be with you in this
and perhaps, by the grace of God,
we'll make it.
and perhaps, by the grace of God,
we'll grow.

All I ask is that you let me in
please don't pull away
or push me away
or close me out
because, although the destruction it brings on me
hurts
I know it's hurting you more.