Compassion Poems

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.

58 Poems about Generosity and Caring

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  1. 1. Have You Earned Your Tomorrow

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    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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    This is a very inspiring poem. I am a health care professional working with elderly nursing home care patients... many are alone with various combinations of impairments in hearing, seeing,...

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  3. 2. Solitude

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    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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  5. 3. 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 transmits the meaning of helping from the heart, reaching out to those in need and soothing the pain felt by others. It doesn't need a hero to work wonders, only need a heart to...

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  6. 4. Human Family

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

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    With so much sadness and feeling alone in the world today, reading these words reminded me there are so many others that feel the same. And it's so important for us all to remember all humans...

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  7. 5. 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.
    Do good anyway.

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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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  8. 6. The World's Greatest Need

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    • By C. Austin Miles

    A little more kindness and a little less greed;
    A little more giving and a little less need;
    A little more smile and a little less frown;
    A little less kicking a man when he's down;

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  9. 7. The Two Kinds Of People

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    There are two kinds of people on earth to-day;
    Just two kinds of people, no more, I say.

    Not the sinner and saint, for it’s well understood,

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  10. 8. On Good And Evil

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    Of the good in you I can speak, but not of the evil.
    For what is evil but good tortured by its own hunger and thirst?
    Verily when good is hungry it seeks food even in dark caves, and when it thirsts it drinks even of dead waters.

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  11. 9. On Another's Sorrow

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    Can I see another's woe,
    And not be in sorrow too?
    Can I see another's grief,
    And not seek for kind relief?

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    A soulful poem. Sometimes or many times for some people it's the "going through" the sorrows that make life worth living. A hard way to learn a life lesson, but it often turns out better than...

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  12. 10. A Gift To Share

    • By Alora M. Knight
    • Published by Family Friend Poems August 2018 with permission of the Author.

    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.

  13. 11. Help Take The Pain Away


    • By Paul Holmes
    • Published by Family Friend Poems December 20, 2022 with permission of the Author.

    You don’t have to be a hero
    To relieve an aching heart,
    To ease the burdens on his shoulder
    A kind word will make a start.

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  14. 12. Tears

    • By Whitney Fancher
    • Published by Family Friend Poems March 2015 with permission of the Author.

    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.

  15. 13. 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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  16. 14. Differences

    • By Alora M. Knight
    • Published by Family Friend Poems January 2020 with permission of the Author.

    We all come warmly from the womb,
    Unprinted pages to be filled.
    Brought forth upon the stage of life
    On which our character starts to build.

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    Alora states just how connected we are with this poem. Her ability to show how encompassing life is, is beautiful! All of us are underneath the same sky with the same sun and moon!

  17. 15. I Hurt Too

    • By Ingrid Pegram
    • Published by Family Friend Poems November 21, 2023 with permission of the Author.

    Do you feel the pain I feel when I leave you in this place ?
    the heartache and the grief are etched in the lines upon your face
    I truly hate to leave you...but you know the time has come
    and you'll be so well cared for..in this lovely nursing home

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  18. 16. Ears That Hear

    • By GabbyMac60
    • Published by Family Friend Poems August 2016 with permission of the Author.

    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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  19. 17. Rose Painted

    • By Paige
    • Published by Family Friend Poems June 2015 with permission of the Author.

    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!

  20. 18. Winners

    • By Mariah B.
    • Published by Family Friend Poems May 2015 with permission of the Author.

    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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  21. 19. How Often, If Only...

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

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  22. 20. What If

    • By Alora M. Knight
    • Published by Family Friend Poems August 2015 with permission of the Author.

    If you have helped one single person
    To overcome a prejudicial mind,
    You have made an angel sing.

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