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. 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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  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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    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. 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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  6. 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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    So glad to hear that you are a changed person now. My best wishes to you and your family

    Jocelyn

  7. 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!

  8. A Lot Of Anger

    • By Julia Docking
    • Published: February 2010
    Who I Really Am

    I ache with this...
    words scream out of my mouth with no meaning.
    No sounds compare to the things I seem to say.
    I am sorry.

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    This poem touched me a lot. Coming from an abusive home, I did not know anything about myself, wasn't taught anything, wasn't loved or cared for. I was neglected, left to fend for myself. It...

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  10. 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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  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. 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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    Tears clear the stains of misfortune. I cry and cry until I get relieved when the pain is beyond.

  13. 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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