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. 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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    My mom is not 90. She is just 66 and is in that transition phase when you begin to realize she is growing old. It is a hard thing to realize. The woman who took care of you all your...

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  3. 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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    Wow, this is a beautiful poem. It gave me goosebumps.

  4. 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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  6. 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 am not rich nor poor, but my heart is filled with love. I always want to help others in any way I can. I used to sit and listen to the older person because no one was there to hear his...

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  7. Human Family

    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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  8. 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 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. A New Year Prayer

    New Year Wishes

    To those who partied around the world
    Or those that lay in bed and curled
    up to the one they hold so dear
    I wish you all Happy New year.

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  11. 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!

  12. Ears That Hear

    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. 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 is a great poem. It really touched me. It reminds me of so many experiences.

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