Sympathy and Empathy a Poem

In sympathy I’ll get you,

as I’ll understand and care.

With empathy I’ll feel you,

it’ll just like I’m there.

In sympathy I’ll acknowledge,

all the hardship on you.

In empathy I’ll know you,

I’ll be standing in your shoes.

I might imagine how you feel,

or at least I’ll try to.

Or I’ll know so very well,

you see my love I’ve been you.

In sympathy I’ll understand,

I’ll try to be very caring.

But when applying empathy,

it’s a personal understanding.

In sympathy I’ll recognise,

both your suffering and pain.

In empathy I’ll feel you too,

for you see I’ll feel the same.

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