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

    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 worked at a fast food restaurant and there was an elderly man, in his 90s, who called for us to deliver him some food. I stayed on the phone with him for what I would say is around 40...

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  3. Human Family

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

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    My source of inspiration. Even though you are not around us, your inspirational writings dwell in us. You shall forever be remembered. A wonderful poem with much diction.

  4. A Gift To Share

    Sharing A Smile And Being Cheerful

    I was given a smile the other day
    From someone who passed me on their way.
    I wasn't sure what I should do.
    Perhaps, I'll leave it up to you.

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    I enjoyed the poem, and I always try smile, but now it's a little hard because of masks. This poem should be seen by everyone and help people feel more comfortable.

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  6. The Paradoxical Commandments

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    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 very touching. I think the poem is all about staying positive no what happens in life. People won't appreciate you for the your good deeds, but still have a positive attitude...

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  7. 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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    This poem, in my own eyes, represents things I have already heard. A sum up of this poem, for any and all that wish to understand the dark yet true meaning behind this poem, Ella states that...

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  8. If I Can Stop One Heart From Breaking

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    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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  10. Have A Good Day

    May your blessings be many
    and your troubles be few.
    And may you feel God's presence
    in all you say and do.

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    The poet, Lenora, has reached the pinnacle of a wish. A human being flourishes within a society and he has lots to give to that society and not to forget he must have the bliss from God. The...

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  11. Tears

    • By Whitney Fancher
    • Published: March 2015
    Poem About Everything Crying And Tears Mean

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    I come when pain
    Becomes too much to take.
    I come when you're sad,
    Or your heart starts to break.

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    This poem is well written and beautiful. I just became a member on this site and your poem is one of the first ones I read. What a great way to start.

  12. Ears That Hear

    Poem About 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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  13. Rose Painted

    • By Paige
    • Published: June 2015
    Poem About Skin Color

    If I were a Rose painted black,
    would you cast me aside
    like blackened, burnt rice?
    Would my color tarnish my sweet smell?

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    This was a very true poem! I love the meaning, and it really brings out the idea of discrimination by color and how bad it is. I love it!

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