A Tangible Love – Poem

Compassionate Love: Displaying compassion for those who struggle with mental illness   (c)2014 Nancy Virden

You miss a sense of self

Your identity is gone

Purpose seems invisible

You question living on


Your pain goes unattended

Pleas stick to the roof of your mouth

Trapped in an imagined cage

You cannot just walk out


Sightless friends and family

Stare into your void eyes

“I’m ok” is not questioned

While you scream inside, “why?”


You need someone tangible

To welcome your desp’rate cry

To listen without judgement

And help you to not  die


pulling hands

Despair will slowly crumble

With the holding of your hands

Healing begins to take place

With one who understands


close up of a beautiful young woman looking upwardsThen you  stretch out your heart

To God whose love is real

You know now, having touched him

He’s through human hands revealed.



NOTE: I am not a doctor or mental health professional. I speak only from personal experiences and observations of mental illness. In no way is this website intended to substitute for professional mental health care.

If you are struggling emotionally today or feeling suicidal, or concerned about someone who is, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline   1-800-273-TALK (8255). Hope and help can be yours.

*pictures from qualitystockphotos

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