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Empathy Rising

By Steve McRoberts

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Book Id: WPLBN0002118348
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Reproduction Date: 8/24/2012

Title: Empathy Rising  
Author: Steve McRoberts
Language: English
Subject: Fiction, Philosophy, Values
Collections: Authors Community, Poetry
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Publisher: Steve Mcroberts
Member Page: Steve McRoberts


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Mcroberts, B. S. (2012). Empathy Rising. Retrieved from

Poetry collection featuring poems of empathy

Table of Contents
Introduction 9 Empathy Rising 11 When First, My Love, We Meet 13 Darkness and Light 14 For Debi, My Bride 15 Dave 16 The Black Girl to the Jehovah's Witness 17 Listen 18 Then and Now 19 Chance Reunion 20 Resurrection 21 A Memory 22 Eulogy for us, because 23 Father 24 The Idealist Who Wouldn’t Let Go 25 Youth’s Revenge 27 The Masquerade 28 Baby Grand Piano 29 Faces 31 New Glasses 33 Passing By 35 The Waiter 37 Hopelessly Lost 38 Last Dream 40 To One Who Has Deemed Me an Enemy 43 The Businessman 44 The Janitor 45 Shy Attack 46 The Fisherman Views Creation 48 The Drunkard Views Creation 49 Street Scene 50 Still Life 52 Numbers 53 Words 54 Janet 56 Richard Bradley 57 Weather-Beaten and Truth-Seasoned 58 What to Say to the Next Messiah on Your Doorstep or TV 60 Moses 61 The Murderer’s Confession 63 For Us (With Love) 65 Prayer of the Good Consumer 67 Evergreen 69 The Rape of a Dream 71 Yours to Use If You Choose 73 Flimsy Excuses 74 The Hunters 77 Melrose Minnesota 78 Song of the Last Animal 80 To His Former Psychologist 82 To His Future Psychologist 85 Joe “the grinner” (megalomaniac in Painsville insane asylum) 86 Martin Potter (paranoid schizophrenic in Painsville insane asylum) 88 Suicide Note #1 90 Suicide Note #2 91 Suicide Note #3 92 Suicide Note #5 93 Suicide Note #6 96 The Classical Composer's Disillusionment 97 King Futility’s Decree Against Poetry 99 The Answer 100 The Weary Scholar 102 Whatever Happened to Streakers? 103 Index of Titles and First Lines 105


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