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. Have You Earned Your Tomorrow

    Have You Earned Your Tomorrow By Edgar Albert Guest

    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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    I was very touched by this poem because it reflects how I feel. I'm 97 and have witnessed so much. I believe we can brighten the day, no matter what the circumstances are. My greatest...

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  3. Human Family

    Human Family By Maya Angelou

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

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    I love this poem but had not heard it until it was played as part of an advertisement. I have no idea what the ad concerned, however, I had to have a copy of this poem. Wish Mr. Trump could...

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  4. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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    I had a breakdown and was not in a good space. I left my husband who by the way was a great guy but I just withdrew. After leaving him everyone left me. I am alone with no friends, family...

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  8. Solitude

    Solitude By Ella Wheeler Wilcox

    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 very inspiring and thought provoking. However I disagree strongly with the line "But no man can help you die" this one line destroyed the inspiration theme as it made me...

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  10. How Often, If Only...

    The Essence Of Kindness

    If only
    We'd have helping hands that lead,
    Open arms accepting those in need,
    Not fingers pointing out misdeed.

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  11. Winners

    • By Mariah B.
    • Published: May 2015
    Poem Showing Kindness Is Better Than Winning

    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

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    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...

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  12. An Admirable Woman

    • By Crystal Foy
    • Published: February 2006

    There is a woman who always keeps her head up high.
    Her eyes sparkle like a bright star in the sky.
    She has the stamina, beauty, and courage that one would admire,
    Even the love and happiness one inspires.

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    I have a special.. I came to this school after losing my mum and I found her. She goes the extra mile to keep people happy.. She cares for everyone, but hardly anyone sees her cry.

  13. Cost Of A Smile

    Poem About The Power Of A Smile

    The cost of a smile isn't much,
    although many people act as such.
    We all have our problems of struggle and strife,
    but a smile will help in anyone's life.

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