Empathy Poems

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Peyton
by M H

Found out my dog can’t get the surgery he needs because of a worsening heart condition. Going forwards, it’s just about making him comfortable until the end, which the vet said could be 3 weeks to a year. My work is having a zoom party and we are supposed to show the thing we most value and explain why. It’s obviously going to be my dog and this is the poem I wrote (first ever written).

At first it was hard,
To have much regard,
For the pile of hair,
That shook in despair.

Pitiful thing,
His eyes in full swing,
From left to right,

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Concentration
by Sharona anonymous

I am not happy
How can I listen to what you say?

You talk about different bones
I think "why can't I laugh?"

you talk about my attitude
I ask myself "why am I here?"

You are explaining about blood

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Blooming Beauty
by Bhaskaranand Jha Bhaskar

Almost withered, the lean, leafless flower
Smiles in half of twigless green
Like an aged woman
Banished from the heaven of beauty--

Smiling as a gesture to shower, in vain,
The sprinkles of youthfulness of expired skin,
Rusting in ageing bony pits
As if left in lurch like an exploded balloon!


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My Muse was there for me
by erato mymuse

You were there and I gazed upon your face
wanting to feel the warmth of your embrace.
My heart had been broken by some sad news
and it felt good to share it with my Muse.

You stood at the door of the office there
and stayed to hear what I wanted to share.
Listening so attentively to me
showing understanding and empathy


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Unforgotten
by Fiona Gillman

Blown about as leaves from some forgotten plant;
Lives lived between gusts.
Cast as seeds beneath shadows of finely-tended orchids
From whose chiffon petals dewdrops slip.
At times such seeds burst into stunning, sturdy green things;
Tendrils winding, tender offshoots issuing forth thorns of portent;
Where spires of amsonia, petunia, and strelitzia there burgeoned,
It yielded a final bouquet.

For Shylah G. Anderson and Fred Bax

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Recent Empathy Poems
Severed
by Lynda Grine

Severed
From gentleness
Torn apart
Into a million
Searing pieces
Whatever killed me
I killed the world in return

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Our Two souls connected in that moment so brief
by erato mymuse

Despite your busyness my lovely muse
You found time to lift me out of my blues.
For my dear sweet and loving muse so fair
It is so good to know your tender care.

You were able to listen and relate
For you too had known a similar fate.
That pain and grief of many years ago
pieced my poor heart as only you could know.


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My Muse was there for me
by erato mymuse

You were there and I gazed upon your face
wanting to feel the warmth of your embrace.
My heart had been broken by some sad news
and it felt good to share it with my Muse.

You stood at the door of the office there
and stayed to hear what I wanted to share.
Listening so attentively to me
showing understanding and empathy


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Ubuntu: I Am because We Are
by Aloo Denish Obiero

"I am because we are," a truth profound,
In Ubuntu's philosophy, our humanity's found.
Our shared existence, interconnectedness so strong,
In unity we thrive, together we belong.

To be truly human, the first maxim shows,
Recognize others' worth, let empathy flow.
In others, our mirror, humanity reflected,
Respectful relations bloom, connections perfected.


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Blooming Beauty
by Bhaskaranand Jha Bhaskar

Almost withered, the lean, leafless flower
Smiles in half of twigless green
Like an aged woman
Banished from the heaven of beauty--

Smiling as a gesture to shower, in vain,
The sprinkles of youthfulness of expired skin,
Rusting in ageing bony pits
As if left in lurch like an exploded balloon!


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Popular Poets about Empathy From Members
  • M H
    M H (1 poem about Empathy)
    Toronto, Canada - 08/29/88
  • Fiona Gillman
    Fiona Gillman (1 poems about Empathy)
    September 8, 1980