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How I wish you understood. Sunday April 3, 2016

If you could see with my eyes would you understand?
If you could feel with my heart would you take my hand?
If you saw freedom as a need and giving was your creed, would you soften?
If you lowered your barrier and looked deep inside you
If you saw that was all you had ever had to do
If you talked in a currency that needed no guide
If I knew I could be me and not need to hide
Myself
If you stopped being afraid if you even knew you were
If you put down your wall and left it there
If you became free would you understand?
If you could feel with my heart would you take my hand?
How I wish you understood.

Love from
The room above the garage.

Thoughts on the above? Please feel free to post a comment below.


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Comments

Debs Sun, Apr 3rd 2016 @ 8:19am

Luckily most of us here can understand dear room so we're here to take your hand. I hope life is kind to you today, and you are kind to yourself. Sending huge love xxx

Zareen Sun, Apr 3rd 2016 @ 8:21am

Thanks for this blog which spoke very clearly to me today.

Leah Sun, Apr 3rd 2016 @ 9:24am

Tratg,
Your poem is evocative. It made me think.
I think I have stopped wanting to be understood because I feel no one can ever really understand another- in fact I don't like it when well meaning people tell me they fully understand me because the don't.
Take care and sending kind hugs.





Angela Sun, Apr 3rd 2016 @ 9:25am

Wow, your poem really hit a nerve! In a nice way! Thank you ratg xxx

Skyblue Sun, Apr 3rd 2016 @ 9:42am

Lovely. The deep empathy and understanding of one other person in a single moment in time can start a healing process. To feel that we have been 'seen' and loved can be the beginning of freedom. Perhaps it is in that same moment that we also see ourself and open our heart to our own self with love and compassion. And from there we go on, stronger. I wish that for you, ratg, and everyone. xx

Frankie Sun, Apr 3rd 2016 @ 10:42am

Beautiful RATG - simply beautiful. Thank-you. Wishing you and everyone peace of mind and heart as ever. Frankie

the room above the garage Sun, Apr 3rd 2016 @ 2:38pm

Thanks for commenting everyone xx.

Leah Sun, Apr 3rd 2016 @ 10:08pm

I am thinking of you ratg, and know I am offering my hand if needed. Look forward to more of your poetry. xx

the room above the garage Mon, Apr 4th 2016 @ 5:10pm

Ah you're a love xx

Mj Sun, Apr 3rd 2016 @ 2:56pm

I am glad you are in he right place. We know that how we sometimes think and feel is incomprehensible to others. I remember one time I had a beast of a depression -you know, the kind with the twin beast of anxiety. My friend was hurting with me but he could t understand because those twin beasts had never entered his life to take up so much space. He got frustrated with me. I'd lost about 20 pounds. He cried, " Just EAT!! I don't see how it could be such a problem!" Does anyone else know the anti-appetite?

You're in the right place. We are with you, hand-in-hand

Peace to you today
????
Margaret from across the Pond

Mj Sun, Apr 3rd 2016 @ 2:58pm

My emojis came out as question marks. Please believe me. I do want you to have peace all day today no matter what is going on in your life or mind.
Margaret from across the Pond.

the room above the garage Mon, Apr 4th 2016 @ 5:11pm

:-)

The Gardener Sun, Apr 3rd 2016 @ 3:16pm

What a facer, RATG - almost a prayer or litany for self-enlightening. 'If you lowered your barrier and looked deep inside you' I am doing it, by force majeur, and I don't like it. A quote, quite apt 'Mourning is not forgetting, it is an undoing. Every minute tie has to be untied'. I am unravelling our lives - it's hell and revealing

The Gardener Sun, Apr 3rd 2016 @ 3:20pm

Clearing out the sheds, and all the big suitcases, not labelled with exotic destinations but customs stickers. I am not back 'in pleasant places' (biblical I think) but in travelling with Mr G was always stressful, because of his endless fear, which now, ill, is chronic. Then I was tough, capable, foolhardy - even faced with an Indian threat to 'nuke' Pakistan when we had to get to Australia. All I see now is Mr G hovering in front of the departure board, and me trying to keep calm.

The Gardener Sun, Apr 3rd 2016 @ 3:28pm

No couple is faultless, if you have a good marriage you accept the faults (rather, weaknesses) of the other. I've done this, sticking up for |Mr G to the hilt when the kids called him a 'misery;. Yesteray, to me, and to the nurses , he said I was selfish, did not look after him, and only cared about my own affairs. Even allowing for him being ill, to say it at all, and to strangers has hurt me so much I am struggling to survive - and a great wave of breakdowns on top. I havo to recoup acceptance, tolerance, or become bitter, which I dread

Leah Sun, Apr 3rd 2016 @ 10:01pm

Gardener, Even when you know it is the 'illness' talking it still hurts you to the bone.I still remember hurtful words my said when she had dementia and that was over 16 years ago. You will struggle and survive and I can not imagine you ever becoming bitter. I admire your incredible honesty as you struggle daily and am sure you are helping many others. Sending lots of kind thoughts and hugs Leah xx

the room above the garage Mon, Apr 4th 2016 @ 5:21pm

TG, you are living a thankless life at the moment and so you have a great right to become bitter. Why not! You can be bitter against this cruel illness. I don't think it's in your nature to become bitter against life in general or Mr TG. But do give yourself some slack to be angry and bitter...it may ultimately be needed for you to stay strong. Like releasing a guage. You're doing really well...please recite that to yourself hourly if not minute by minute. Xx

The Gardener Sun, Apr 3rd 2016 @ 4:08pm

Another look at RATG blog. 'If you thought in a currency that needed no guide?' Relevancy? Truth? I am ratty because |I'm short of sleep. I have no energy because already overloaded and hate the cold. Can't 'achieve' because everything's in limbo, So, get a good meal, find a funny DVD, and shut up

Anonymous Sun, Apr 3rd 2016 @ 6:58pm

TG, if he was suddenly well, would you divorce him?

Anonymous Sun, Apr 3rd 2016 @ 7:48pm

Rather an odd question and a bit abrupt I feel! Gardener has stuck by her husband faithfully for many years and is still doing so now in very difficult circumstances so I guess the hypothetical question can be answered with a resounding NO!!

Anonymous Sun, Apr 3rd 2016 @ 7:50pm

We all know that Alzheimers sadly has no cure so Gardener's husband will not be "suddenly well"

Lexi Mon, Apr 4th 2016 @ 3:16am

Beautiful poem. So perfect. Always looking to be understood. I wish it for all of us. xo Lexi

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