Empathy Calls .

I laugh until the air has gone
Then gasp to draw some in.
Speaking makes me happy
my smile shines from within.
But tear drops plop shamelessly
on cheeks that are too old,
to bear the sight of homlessness
amongst streets  paved with gold.
With hope she looks for a coin,
or a sip, to ward away the shame.
Too hide the pain of life,
Done living on the game.
The want to wash away reality,
Replace life with dreams and cheer.
Or deathly silent moments
That  dull the pain and fear.
We judge them so lightly
Label them; and sneer.
Not seeing their plight,
We rarely  shed a tear.
So why not hovver in that doorway,
Stoop, and smile to say hello
Because they are only human
With no other place to go.

 

You get what you give in life, give a little happieness and wait for the magic.

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Pumping love.

 

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23 thoughts on “Empathy Calls .

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  2. That’s a lovely compassionate poem, Ellen. I particularly like your summing up in the last two lines: Because they are only human With no other place to go.
    I think part of the problem is that they are often viewed as something apart, not worthy of our compassion – “they”, not “us”. Life may have dealt them a tough blow from which we have been fortunate to escape.
    Thanks for sharing. 🙂

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