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.

52 Poems about Generosity and Caring

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  1. 1. On Good And Evil

    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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  3. 2. Celestial Design

    • By Melita C. Warren
    • Published: February 17, 2023

    If I provoke a smile, hear laughter rise,
    Bring a sparkle into someone's eyes,
    If I ease the loneliness of one soul,
    Wipe away a tear, a broken heart console,

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  5. 3. The Two Kinds Of People

    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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  6. 4. Help Take The Pain Away

    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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  7. 5. Going Forward

    Teach me patience, when there is anger,
    Teach me strength, when there is injustice,
    Teach me compassion, when there is need,
    Teach me empathy, when there is sadness,

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  8. 6. A Helping Hand

    You hold my hand,
    I, like a child, feel safe.
    You hold my hand,
    I feel a warm embrace.

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    Ann, all of your work is so special, amazing, and creative. I am so jealous at how you can convey a deep, powerful message in so few words. I tend to ramble on and on, and I literally can't...

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  9. 7. Judgments

    You don't get to judge me
    Till you've walked in my shoes,
    Till you've carried my burdens
    And paid all my dues,

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    Fantastic poem - well done. So true. That says it all. I just wish I had written it myself.

  10. 8. One Kind Word

    One kind word can change a thought,
    It can change an opinion,
    Change a mind.

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  11. 9. Accepting One Another

    We are not the same,
    Not in creed, in colour or name.
    Yet together we inhabit this earth,
    We should value each other's worth.

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    Thank you, Silas, for your comment. I am pleased my poem resonates with you.

  12. 10. Take A Stand

    Sometimes the light will shine through.
    It makes its way to the surafce to show you
    That within all this mess and chaos,
    There is still a spark to help us when we're at a loss.

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  13. 11. Caring

    • By June Atkinson
    • Published: April 2020

    Be kind and caring in all that you do
    Because no one knows what another goes through.
    Be kind and caring in all that you say.
    If you can't be kind, sit down and pray.

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  14. 12. Coronavirus - Have You Seen

    Have you seen the doctors who hardly get to sleep?
    From sad weary eyes, silent tears they weep.
    They're battling to save hundreds of lives,
    Yet see so many dying right before their eyes.

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    Thank you, Azeezah. Your response is most appreciated... Beryl

  15. 13. Differences

    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!

  16. 14. The Lost Soul

    Seven AM and I sat at the light,
    Watching the train chugging by.
    A day like the rest, on the way to my job,
    Just routine with no feeling inside.

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    This is great! I love it! I'm officially a student in an international school. This really helps me a LOT. It didn't only help me for my poem performance, it also teaches people morals. It...

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  17. 15. A Way To Give

    Focus on self only makes
    the world a dreary place to live.
    But you make it a brighter scene
    when you find a way to give.

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    "Leave a gift for someone
    who won't find out it's from you."
    That is hitting the bull's eye of generosity, and it's fun.

  18. 16. A World Of Caring

    Could there be a world of caring?
    Offering our goodwill and sharing
    Makes this world a finer place.
    Pitying the broken of our race

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  19. 17. Looking Out For Others

    What does it take to be a volunteer?
    Must you travel afar, or is there someplace near
    Where there is a need that is evident--
    Where someone would think you were heaven sent

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  20. 18. Beauty And Scars

    Close your eyes and picture beauty.
    What is it that you see?
    A baby, a mountain, a river?
    Or maybe an old oak tree?

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    There's beauty all around you in what we see with the human eye. But there is a beauty that exceeds further that we can imagine. It's the beauty within yourself that shows the world a beauty...

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  21. 19. A New Year Prayer

    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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  22. 20. Harmony

    Outside my window flowers bloom
    In a rampant disarray.
    They pay no heed to color schemes
    In their wonderful display.

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