Compassion Poem

This poem was written in response to Empathy Day and Mental Health Awareness Month.

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Going Forward

© more by Fiona Halliday

Published by Family Friend Poems May 18, 2022 with permission of the Author.

Teach me patience, when there is anger,
Teach me strength, when there is injustice,
Teach me compassion, when there is need,
Teach me empathy, when there is sadness,
Teach me silence, when there is noise.

Allow me laughter, when there is joy,
Allow me tears, when there is grief,
Allow me forgiveness, when there is guilt,
Allow me healing, when there is hurt,
Allow me growth, when I’m feeling change.

Let’s share ideas about the future,
Let’s share lessons from the past,
Let’s discover new horizons,
Let’s uncover the best of ourselves,
Let’s live alongside one another.



Fiona Halliday has loved poetry all her life. She has written many poems over the years. Fiona is a primary school teacher and loves writing for children. When she is not reading or writing poetry, she spends time with her family and plays the flute. She writes for pleasure, fun and education!

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