Empathy is your hurt in my heart.
It is your unspoken pain
flowing as tears from my eyes.
It is my feeling of melancholy
today because of your sorrow.
And it's that nervous,
in the pit of my stomach
because you're facing a difficult task.
But empathy is also
the song I sing when you're happy.
It's the exhilaration and pride
I know when you get a standing ovation.
It's your joy expressing itself
in my laughter.
And it's your peace
that calms my heart.
Empathy is your soul
living in me.
Marty Noble created this work of art!