part of me dies

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when i see you cry

a small part of me dies

i want to shelter you from every storm

create a world that is safe

for you to be free from pain

i want you to move through life as you please

independently with abundance of laughter and joy

but life is not always fair

bad things happen to extraordinary people

and despite my deepest desire and my fervent prayers

i can’t make it better


so when i see you cry

part of me dies…….



~ wendi is the author of two books, you can view them here.


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139 thoughts on “part of me dies

    • Thank you so very much Rachel. I completely agree with you. Thank you so very much for taking the time to stop by for a visit and for leaving such a kind and thoughtful comment, I deeply appreciate it.

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  1. No, life never seems to be fair…but deep down it is teaching us something wonderful, that ability to have empathy and build a love inside that in the end is the making of us โค๏ธ
    You say in your About page that you are not a writer, those words above are from a very healthy writers heart indeed kind lady โค๏ธ

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  4. As I read your poem, Wendy, it was our heavenly Father talking. โค Thank you for making me think of His heart that breaks for us as He wants so much to heal our hurts, but loving waits for our free will to choose Him. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ Me and Him love you, Wendi!

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  6. Thank you so much for sharing this, My Friend!! This really reached out to my heart!! Sadly, I lived this with my youngest daughter and your words captured my feelings to a T!!!! Bellissimo, My Dear, Bellissimo!!

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  8. It’s heartbreaking to see someone you care about hurt or upset or struggling, you end up feeling so helpless. Beautifully written, and it just shows how compassionate and empathic a person you are ย โ™ฅ
    Caz xx

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  9. Oh my goodness, Wendi, when I read these words right away my Heart clenched and just knew exactly the feelings you portray in this poem. The emotions you evoked in me ….. yes something in me just dies when you cry. Incredible. Powerful. And simply stunning! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ

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  10. Oh yes, I hear you! I feel as you do. I want to tell the downtrodden, โ€œ I want you to move through life as you please independently with abundance of laughter and joy.โ€ Wouldnโ€™t it be Heaven on Earth if EVERYONE could do that?

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  12. Your poetic words describe to me the depth of your heart dear Wendi, Sending you nothing but love as i Feel the tears being shed.. I hope as you reach deep inside you can grasp her hand and tell her she is entitled to feel the Joy too.. โค and make her believe in the abundance of laughter and Joy…
    Much love your way

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    • Bless you………..I live with multiple chronic illnesses and I had kids before I found out I would pass this along to my kids………..watching someone you love suffer is so terrible, there are no words. I am deeply sorry.


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