Compassion

September 18, 2009

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When I do my best

Sometimes it is not enough

My humanity fails me

It is the place I learn the most

I have learned to forgive me

 

Looking back I see

My ignorance saddens me

Remembering those I hurt

With good intentions

I did not know their story

I’ve learned to say, “I’m sorry.”

 

When I learned a person’s story

My heart overflows

With compassion and respect

For their journey in this life

 

I have laid down my judgment

And picked up compassion

I learned when I judge myself

I’m judgmental of others 

 

Seek understanding

A secret few comprehend

Listen first, talk last

 

© Terry S. Smith

written September, 18, 2009

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2 Responses to “Compassion”

  1. trenchtopeak said

    Terry, wonderful words of wisdom… Compassion is the reason why the world hasn’t gone completely insane yet. Keep on writing.

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