December 28, 2006

If Everyone Loved And Nobody Lied

I've got an email sitting in my inbox right now from Dad that I just can't bring myself to deal with, no matter how important I know that it is. The case officer doing the pre-sentencing investigation wants to hear what the family has to say.

How do you put in to verbal form the heart-wrenching pain you feel when someone robs you of a loved one and leaves your family torn apart, vandalized and damaged in ways that may never heal?

How do you balance eloquent, articulate, descriptive speech with the emotional dribble that has been swimming around for 10 months?

How do you communicate the anger you rightfully feel without sounding like an unreasonable lunatic?

I feel like an idealistic teenager today...

If everyone cared and nobody cried
If everyone loved and nobody lied
If everyone shared and swallowed their pride
We'd see the day when nobody died
--Nickleback, "If Everyone Cared"

Posted by Princess Cat at December 28, 2006 01:16 PM @ 01:16 PM in Way Down Inside // Permalink | TrackBack

Why must you put into words what you feel? It is what it is, he did what he did, you feel what you feel.

Posted by: Sgt Hook at December 29, 2006 08:57 PM

honestly, that nickelback lyric sounds like a bad shel silverstein poem. Sorry.

But don't feel ashamed or upset to say what comes out of your heart. It IS your pain. And his problem. If you choose to say what you feel, don't let your pain stop you.

I think those 2 paragraphs of questions you asked might be a good place to start.

I hope that if you do choose to give voice to your pain that it is healing for you.

Posted by: caltechgirl at January 3, 2007 10:39 PM