Where does it hurt

April 14, 2017


Later that night
i held an atlas in my lap
ran my fingers across the whole world
and whispered
where does it hurt?

it answered
~Warsan Shire



36 comments on “Where does it hurt
  1. ???? oh I love this poem. And perfect for Good Friday. Happy Easter, Carol.

  2. heidi says:

    I love poetry:) I’ve never read that one, really like it

  3. Never a truer word spoken – sometimes I wonder where all the good news stories have gone – so much pain politically and religiously in our world today Carol.

  4. Theresa says:

    The world is definitely in a sad state right now. When will the hurting stop?

  5. That is so beautiful! It’s also so appropriate these days. Every morning, the world looks scarier and scarier.

  6. Bill Sweeney says:

    This is an excellent post. I’ve always loved poetry. It conveys feelings in a way that can make you feel so much more than what the words say.

  7. Hi Carol! When I am confronted by the hurt in the world I try to remember the power of Ho’oponopono. My personal philosophy is that we are all interconnected and that whatever is occuring anywhere either is fed by me or healed by me. Ho’oponopono reminds me to choose healing. Is it easy? Not at all, But it does offer the peace that so many of us seek. Thank you for the reminder. ~Kathy

  8. Diana says:

    A good reminder that we should put more of ourselves out there to try to help others. Happy Easter.

  9. tara pittman says:

    Pain is everywhere. How can we help the pain go away?

  10. Amber Myers says:

    What a strong poem. It is tough that some places are hurting. I don’t think everywhere is, at least.

  11. Joy says:

    Very timely and couldn’t be any more true.

  12. Very well written. This is the true situation. World is becoming a scary place for everyone.

  13. Kimberly c. says:

    Wow this is short and deep. Really makes you think. Will there be a day when the answer is better….praying….

  14. Cacinda says:

    This is such a beautiful poem. It is scary how relatable these words are.

  15. Meagan says:

    That is such a great poem. We have had a year that feels like that.

  16. Pam Wattenbarger says:

    This is a great reminder for the scary times we live in today. I try to remember to do a good deed at least once a day to help make the world a little brighter.

  17. These are tender times indeed. May we all hold each other with love in our hearts.

  18. Beautiful and so relatable during these troubled times we’re in…..

  19. That’s a very relevant short poem. So many in the world are hurting right now. And personally it’s spot on, my cat crossed the rainbow bridge earlier this week and everything reminds me of him and hurts.

  20. Dogvills says:

    This poem is worth sharing to the world. I am fearful of the kind of world our we leave for the younger generation. It just isn’t fair for the children to live in fear and uncertainty.

  21. Maureen says:

    This is a perfect poem for all that’s going on in our world. I love poetry and often read it to relax!

  22. This is a short, but deep literary work.
    It delivers such a powerful message!

  23. Myrah Duque says:

    Right to the point! Very good, precise message. Thanks for sharing it with us!

  24. Elizabeth O. says:

    This is very deep and can be interpreted in so many ways. Upon reading it though, I felt how much the world is going through these days. Bombing and shooting and hate and death… everywhere. It’s sad and heartbreaking.

  25. Michelle Waller says:

    This is such an amazing and powerful quote! Did you write this? If so you are an amazing writer.

  26. This is a very deep poem. It’s short but holds so much meaning.

  27. Wow, this hit me hard. What an amazing piece.

  28. Wendy Polisi says:

    What a deep and thought-provoking piece. Really makes you stop and think.

  29. Emily says:

    I wish this poem was not so true. It is beautifully written and so simple.

  30. wendy says:

    What a great poem! It hits home in so many ways.

  31. This poem reminds me of Michael Jackson’s couple songs i.e. They don’t really care about us and Heal the world”.

  32. Echo says:

    This poem is so me right now. Such a deep, deep expression!

  33. Amanda Love says:

    It feels as if the world is bleeding because of everything that we keep throwing at it. I understand that getting along isn’t easy but man, why have we given up on trying.

  34. I write my own poetry (which I never share) in my journal. I appreciate poetry of every kind as well. This is beautiful.

  35. What a beautiful poem. I find it to be the perfect fit for Earth Month!

  36. Beautiful poem. We really love the true meaning of Easter in our family and this poem makes you think of the true meaning behind Easter.

    Angela x

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