Written by Carmen Gimenez Smith, Recited by Rachel Broniak
Does Your Heart Bleed Too?
What I am asking you is this: are you empathetic? For example, when you see someone else depressed, or a baby crying, do you feel the same but with no particular reason other than you saw them crying first? If yes, that means that you are an empathetic person. Being an empathetic person means being able to share another person's feelings. You hurt for others. That's what my interpretation of "Bleeding Heart" is. This poem explains the kinds of feelings you have when watching the world around you, thus the repeated line, "My heart is bleeding."