Poetry

Feeling You

“It’s okay. It’s okay to feel.
And you don’t ever have to hide.
Because I feel you too.”

In the echoing of the night, I feel you the most. I can feel those salty tears falling from your cheeks. I hear the hitch in your breath as you try not to sob. And I can feel you on those nights you are filled with elation. Love. And everything in between. I feel you. In the echoing of the night, I feel the words in your heart. I want you to know that it’s okay. It’s okay to not be okay. It’s okay to feel sad. To feel happy. To be. You don’t ever have to hide. You don’t have to be anything you’re not. Because I feel you too.

© Sarah Doughty

I feel you. And it’s okay.

This was written for day twelve
of November NotesNovember Notes.
Empathy by Audiomachine

12 thoughts on “Feeling You”

  1. “It’s okay to not be okay.” This is such an important thing to say. So many times a person is told to be strong, keep it all together, stiff upper lip, and all that. But there are times when a person just can’t keep it all in anymore and they have to know that it’s okay. It’s okay to not be okay.

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    1. Yes! So many times I’ve heard those arguments. Get over it already, or haven’t you wallowed enough? No, no I have not. I can wallow as long as I feel it’s necessary. I can claim I’ve forgiven and moved on, and then one day reel back because the pain takes a big bite out of me. That’s okay too. 😊

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