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What is this feeling that so consumes;
Our mind forever – a flower in bloom.
A craving for words to reassure;
There’s only so much we can endure.

He carried his love – like battle scars;
Dreams but wishes upon the stars.
Comrade mine why cans’t thou see;
Compassion alone shall set thou free.

As time goes by – these wounds shall heal;
Conviction alone shall spin the wheels.
Two hearts, one soul, come forth – combine.
Affinity forever is redefined.

Wistful dreams contour the night;
Dazzled not but cleared our sight.



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“True compassion means not only feeling another’s pain but also being moved to help relieve it.” – Daniel Goleman

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104 thoughts on “Compassion

  1. X says:

    Compassion goes a long way to massaging the heart to work out the knots. When one is wounded it takes patience as well, time to trust again, to work through the things that happened. Walk that road with them and you will have a strong foundation for love, surely.

  2. Mary says:

    Yes, after a while a person moves beyond the wounds, even if one does not think it possible initially. Each has to in order to survive in this world.

  3. humbird says:

    I hope ‘time goes by – these wounds shall heal’ and your friend will be alright. Compassion, support from friend – very important.
    I think he is lucky because he has You. Thank you for sharing, Sanaa!

  4. Priya Lund says:

    Lovely lines, Sanaa 🙂

    “Two hearts, one soul, come forth -combine,
    Affinity forever is refined” are my favorite lines 🙂

    Great work!

    • adashofsunny says:

      Hello Mr. Meisner,

      Thanks for stopping by, so glad you liked it 🙂
      Highly appreciated, have a great week ahead.

  5. gillena says:

    Dear Sanaa, thank you for your dedication to Monday WRites.
    I have just finished updating and adding my poem for today, hope you will revisit to read it

    much love…

  6. Glenn Buttkus says:

    Loves only matures & grows post-lust & honeymoon out of turmoil, conflict–even chaos–and after each healing it becomes more resilient. Nice job with this sonnet; very engaging.

  7. Charlie Zero the Poet says:

    My favorite poem. I love this poem so much.
    Here are some quotes relating to compassion.

    Grief can be the garden of compassion. If you keep your heart open through everything, your pain can become your greatest ally in your life’s search for love and wisdom. ~Rumi

    My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style. ~Maya Angelou

  8. Paul Dear says:

    Wonderfully written. Compassion is crucial and particularly I find towards self as well as other. Our difficulties in life/relationship are as compost for the garden, allowing us to grow more compassionate with experience, good and bad.

  9. kaykuala h says:

    Wistful dreams contour the night;
    Dazzled not but cleared our sight.

    Great closing Sanaa! One at least can look forward to some positive thinking and not to be taken up by other issues when together!


  10. Maria says:

    Beautiful lines you have here Sanaa.
    And the closing is simply marvelous…

    “Wistful dreams contour the night;
    Dazzled not but cleared our sight.”

    ~ ❤️ ❤️ ❤️ ~

  11. Xenia says:

    A beautiful warm-hearted sonnet Sanaa, your compassion runs all the way through and I love the last two lines especially. It gives a sense of space, something so important as you can never impose your own time table.

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