Compassion Poem

Poem Showing Kindness Is Better Than Winning

My poem is called "Winners." I wrote this for my language arts class during our poetry unit. I couldn't help but notice that everyone seems to think that winning means being better than everyone else, getting a lot of money, and only caring about yourself. People think that nice people finish in last place. Mean people don't have fun, though. My poem is about how being kind and showing compassion is more important than any amount of money, no matter what people say about you.

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Winners

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Published: May 2015

None of us can stop.
We all want to get to the top.
We want to finish in front of the line,
But we're running out of time.

Truth be told, you have to be bold
And daring, rather than caring
So you can be better than the rest
And best of the best.

Why can't we be nice?
And not have personalities like ice?
It shouldn't mean you're weak
Because you're not on a winning streak.

Success can be measured in different ways,
Not only by the amount of money and praise,
But by how good you feel;
That's when you know that success is real.

It's important to know
That wherever you go,
Someone will try to outdo you,
But make something of it, will you?

Is life about coming out ahead?
Or is it about going slow instead?
It's about finding who you are
And remembering to look up at the stars.

When you walk down the street
Never look down at your feet.
Winning doesn't mean coming out ahead.
It means being perfectly happy instead.

People are worth more than money,
So make every day sunny.
Don't struggle with too much strife,
And you will have a good outlook on life.

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  • Shum-shum by Shum-shum, leicester
  • 3 years ago

That is so true. So many people think life is just about having an education and getting a job and earning money, but you're right. Life is so much more. Most people fail to realize that and end up focusing on themselves and not others around them, especially those who need them. By the way, your poem really touched me and I hope that others who have read your poem truly understand your message, and at the very minimum help put more kindness and compassion into this world.

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