Compassion Poems

Poems about Compassion and Empathy

When we feel strong and well, it is easy to forget about our own frailties and also the misfortunes, troubles, and sicknesses of others. We are only as strong as is our compassion for those who are weak. For in strength must come the power of understanding and the wisdom to act with gentleness and kind concern for those who are not able to help themselves. It is in the ability to empathize that we show true insight and in the ability to aid that we show our real gifts. These are the real hallmarks of true compassion and strength.

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  1. Tolerance

    Poem About Racism

    Perpetuating hatred--
    It's happening every day,
    While many who contribute
    Would be the first to say,

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  3. Have You Earned Your Tomorrow

    Is anybody happier because you passed his way?
    Does anyone remember that you spoke to him today?
    This day is almost over, and its toiling time is through;
    Is there anyone to utter now a kindly word of you?

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    Does anyone stop and look at what others are doing? They are not all rich as you see at Christmas time with expensive food on the table. Stop and think, not everyone has money. But we can...

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  4. Human Family

    I note the obvious differences
    in the human family.
    Some of us are serious,
    some thrive on comedy.

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    Wow! A great poem and a great writer! I was looking for a poem for elocution competition, and this poem is perfect! Maya, you are the best writer!

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  6. Remember Then

    • By Catherine Cordeiro
    • Published: June 2015
    Poem About Patience With Aging Mother

    When you feel bad for what you say
    Remember your mom wasn't always this way.
    She is your mom and used to be
    A woman who cared, much like me.

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  7. Ears That Hear

    • By GabbyMac60
    • Published: August 2016
    Helping People In Need By Listening And Caring

    Ears that hear, eyes that see,
    A heart that understands,
    One who sees the broken pieces,
    Gently holding them in your hands.

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  8. The Paradoxical Commandments


    People are illogical, unreasonable, and self-centered.
    Love them anyway.

    If you do good, people will accuse you of selfish ulterior motives.

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    This poem is so true to me. No matter what happens or how good you are there will be jealousy every where you go! But I have to keep moving!

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  10. Free Hugs

    • By Brittni Thomas
    • Published: May 2015
    Poem About The Power Of A Hug

    It's the touch that gives you comfort,
    It's the touch that makes you feel,
    It's something that no one else can ever steal.
    It's the sweetest human contact for the body and the mind,

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    Here's a virtual hug from me! It will get better, hang in there!

  11. Solitude

    Laugh, and the world laughs with you;
    Weep, and you weep alone;
    For the sad old earth must borrow its mirth,
    But has trouble enough of its own.

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    I found this poem in a book that I had. It was during the time that I was going through a breakup and I felt really lost. We had broken up, because in his words, ''I was too depressed.'' I...

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  12. Beyond The Purse

    Thoughts On Giving Kindness And Caring

    It's sometimes easy to think
    We have nothing to give;
    Yet we often have more to offer
    Than we tend to believe.

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  13. If I Can Stop One Heart From Breaking


    If I can stop one heart from breaking,
    I shall not live in vain;
    If I can ease one life the aching,
    Or cool one pain,

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    The poem itself makes me to feel like I am a very important person when I help others.

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