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Posts tagged ‘Empathy’

Life’s Garden

Grow the stuff of empathy
Cultivate compassion too
Nurture love and helpfulness
Bring concord into view
To propagate a garden
In life that smells so sweet
Full of flowers and natures goodness
To grace each one you meet

  

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Treat Him Well

If you treat him with contempt
Then that is what you’ll get
If you treat him with hated
Then he’ll learn and then beget
Ways that flow against the tide
That drown and then submerge
His will to walk a righteous way
That set him on the verge
Of courses that might navigate
Away from good to bad
That fill his heart with rocks and stones
And bitterness so sad

So treat him with compassion
With empathy and care
So he will mimic truth and good
And go right out from there
Imbued with truth and honour
Inspired integrally
With hope for better days ahead
A good trajectory
Soaking up the joy from learning
With a heart to contribute
Feeling the pat right on his back
And not the kick from boot

Give Me Love Over Riches

Give me love over riches
Give me compassion too
Give me kindness and empathy
For the happier view

Give me laughter and sunshine
The smile from a child
Give me honesty, openness
Make me meek, make me mild

And the day will be mine
Cross the months and the years
Where with courage and grace
Blessings cross all frontiers.

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Just Desserts

You’ve heard of Cinderella and
Her stepmother from hell
And the Queen in Snow White’s story
Who sincerely was not swell
And the witch that in the wardrobe
Had a country full of ice
Well have you met the latest one
Who isn’t very nice?

She’s dressed in the apparel
Of evil Disney ‘bitch’
And upsets everybody
With her tongue just like an itch
Or toxic social irritant
Quite ignorant at best
Eclipsing sun most days it seems
A parasitic pest

With lack of true humanity
And absence of what’s kind
Less voiding any empathy
No sugar on her mind
A woman of opinion and
A mouth the size of Mars
Just shame that she cannot be capped
And locked up in a jar

But doubtless as in all good tales
Antagonist will go
For like the rest she’ll have her time
And then as story flows
She’ll meet her end in tune with how
She’s lived and all that hurt
Will hopefully come back and bite
To give her just desserts

Stone Heart

I found a heart down on the beach
A heart all made of stone
All hard and tossed by larger waves
And now sat all alone

With granite core all beaten down
Eroded constantly
By vagaries of weather and
The tears of nearby sea

And now that heart sits on my desk
An aide-mémoire revealed
That we must handle hearts with care
Let kindness be our yield

To save the hearts of others who
Might be tossed to and fro
And be a shining light in life
To help each heart just glow

Stone-heart

Stone-heart (Photo credit: HighNorthPixie)

What is Compassion?

The hand of comfort touching hearts
With concern and care
On the wing of understanding
Rejecting judgement and despair
Without assumption or bias
Universal altruism pure
Embracing selflessness in union
With love and mercy whole, secure
Innate within the senses
Giving succour and sympathy
Nurturing connections
Surpassing empathy
Paving life paths of fulfilment
Of health and kindness warm
Compassion is happiness
In its highest form.