Compassion

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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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Comments

  1. Old Egg says:

    As the saying goes “Once bitten twice shy” for being hurt in a relationship does demand a very careful appraisal the next time round.

    1. adashofsunny says:

      Hello Old Egg,

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

  2. 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.

    1. adashofsunny says:

      Hello X,

      Thank you so much, so glad you liked it 🙂
      Highly appreciated, lots of love 😀

  3. Sumana Roy says:

    another beauty Sanaa…

    1. adashofsunny says:

      Hello Sumana,

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

  4. 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.

    1. adashofsunny says:

      Hello Mary,

      Thank you so much, so glad you liked it 🙂
      Highly appreciated, lots of love 😀
      xoxo

  5. There is a wonderful wistfulness here throughout the poem – Lovely.

    1. adashofsunny says:

      Hello Pearl,

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

  6. Grace says:

    I specially admire the two opening lines Sanaa ~ Hopefully time heals the wounds & redefines the affinity forever ~

    1. adashofsunny says:

      Hello Grace,

      Thank you so much, so glad you liked it 😀
      Highly appreciated, lots of love 🙂
      xoxo

  7. Bjorn says:

    A lovely sonnet.. indeed compassion is a good starting point to come closer to another’s beating heart.

    1. adashofsunny says:

      Hello Bjorn,

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

  8. jewel grey says:

    I love the closing:
    “Wistful dreams contour the night;
    Dazzled not but cleared our sight.”

    1. adashofsunny says:

      Hello Jewel,

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

  9. dsnake1 says:

    A lovely sonnet, Sanaa. Excellent write.
    I really like that quote about compassion. Very true 🙂

    1. adashofsunny says:

      Hello dsnake,

      Thanks for stopping by, so glad you liked it 😀
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  10. CC says:

    The compassion you have for your friend comes through strongly in this piece.

    1. adashofsunny says:

      Hello C.C

      Thank you so much, so glad you liked it 🙂
      Highly appreciated, lots of love 😀
      xoxo

  11. Jamztoma says:

    Hi Sanaa!
    Like I said before, now I’ll say it again:
    Love your usage of words.
    Love the rhythm.
    Love your talent.

    Good day!!!

    1. adashofsunny says:

      Hello James,

      Thanks for stopping by, so glad you liked it 🙂
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  12. Feeling and caring for others… and meaning it… carries the soul into forever.

    1. adashofsunny says:

      Hello Magaly,

      Thank you so much, so glad you liked it 🙂
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  13. gillena says:

    Sanaa this is beautifully penned. Yes surely time heals. Yet compassion, the icing on the cake, is so much needed

    Have a good Sunday

    Much love…

    1. adashofsunny says:

      Hello Gillena,

      Thank you so much, so glad you liked it 🙂
      Highly appreciated, lots of love 😀
      xoxo

  14. “Compassion alone shall set thou free.” How did you get so wise so young? This is a wonderful sonnet!

    1. adashofsunny says:

      Hello Sherry,

      Thank you so much, so glad you liked it 😀
      Highly appreciated, lots of love 🙂
      xoxo

  15. Gail says:

    Compassion and caring. A gift as are your words.

    Thanks for visiting.

    1. adashofsunny says:

      Hello Gail,

      Thanks for stopping by, so glad you liked it 😀
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  16. Sanaa your words just rush forward, crisp and pointed…feelings so real and raw I can feel them on each line. Really excellent poem about an often misunderstood emotion.

    1. adashofsunny says:

      Hello Donna,

      Thank you so much, so glad you liked it 😀
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      xoxo

  17. 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!

    1. adashofsunny says:

      Hello Humbird,

      Thank you so much, so glad you liked it 😀
      Highly appreciated, lots of love 🙂
      xoxo

  18. Susan says:

    So, dazzled but clear-sighted, a little compassion goes a long way to healing the heart. Very nice.

    1. adashofsunny says:

      Hello Susan,

      Thank you so much, so good to see you 😀
      Highly appreciated, lots of love 🙂
      xoxo

  19. Amrit Sinha says:

    The wounds will surely heal with time … well penned.

    1. adashofsunny says:

      Hello Amrit,

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  20. Priya Lund says:

    Lovely lines, Sanaa 🙂

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

    Great work!

    1. adashofsunny says:

      Hello Priya,

      Thank you so much, so glad you liked it 🙂
      Highly appreciated, lots of love 😀
      xoxo

  21. beautiful. compassion is a strong emotion and can help the other person.

    1. adashofsunny says:

      Hello Natasa,

      Thank you so much, so glad you liked it 😀
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      xoxo

  22. claire says:

    You’ve captured empathy and compassion with such love here x

    1. adashofsunny says:

      Hello Claire,

      Thank you so much, so glad you liked it 🙂
      Highly appreciated, lots of love 😀
      xoxo

  23. G L Meisner says:

    What a love to keep you starry eyed after years together.

    1. adashofsunny says:

      Hello Mr. Meisner,

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

  24. 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…

    1. adashofsunny says:

      Hello Gillena,

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

  25. Wendy Bourke says:

    A lovely sentiment, beautifully rendered. I agree, compassion is key to a relationship.

    1. adashofsunny says:

      Hello Wendy,

      Thank you so much, so glad you liked it 😀
      Highly appreciated, lots of love 🙂
      xoxo

  26. Torie says:

    Very beautiful, Sanaa 🙂 And I love the quote you used at the end! Compassion is a very wonderful gift to have and to show.

    1. adashofsunny says:

      Hello Torie,

      Thank you so much, so glad you liked it 🙂
      Highly appreciated, lots of love 😀
      xoxo

  27. Compassion is a great virtue! A wise and beautiful sonnet! 🙂

    1. adashofsunny says:

      Hello Loredana,

      Thank you so much, so glad you liked it 😀
      Highly appreciated, lots of love 🙂
      xoxo

  28. Locomente says:

    Time is a wonder… Magic portion for happy life!
    Well written 🙂

    1. adashofsunny says:

      Hello Satya,

      Thank you so much, so glad you liked it 😀
      Highly appreciated, lots of love 🙂
      xoxo

  29. Bjorn Rudberg says:

    So nice to revisit… love the compassion… but compassion combined with love sounds a little sad to me.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Trust me, it was absolutely heartbreaking to see him during that time.. thanks for stopping by, Bjorn 🙂

  30. 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.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Glenn for your kind and wise words 🙂

  31. 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

    1. Sanaa says:

      Gosh ❤️ thank you so much, Charlie 🙂 appreciated!

  32. Mish says:

    There is such a comforting rhythm to this, as though the sound of the words themselves provide some relief. Very nice, Sanaa.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Michelle ❤️ so glad you liked it 🙂

  33. Grace says:

    I like the quote and appreciate the sonnet Sanaa ~ Compassion for me is action, not just feelings or emotions.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you kindly, Grace ❤️ good to see you 🙂

  34. Scott Hastie says:

    Was looking forward to this, even before I read the title, Sanaa… As Pearl has said – deliciously wistful and sure footed… With Best Wishes Scott

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Scott 🙂 so glad you liked it.

  35. Beautiful! I love this line in particular: “Compassion alone shall set thou free.” If only there were more compassion in the world, what a wonderful place it would be.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Definitely ❤️ thank you kindly, Linda 🙂

  36. 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.

    1. Sanaa says:

      I never thought about it like that 🙂 thank you for sharing, Paul

  37. 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!

    Hank

    1. Sanaa says:

      Definitely ❤️ thanks for stopping by, Hank 🙂

  38. Ayala says:

    Compassion so important, lovely lines.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you kindly, Ayala ❤️

  39. ZQ says:

    I like the way you wrapped it all up in your last two line 🙂
    ZQ

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, so glad you liked it 🙂

  40. Truedessa says:

    compassion – is understanding the feelings of others in a true sense. To me it is a form of humility. A lovely expression of words.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you kindly, Truedessa ❤️

  41. 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.”

    ~ ❤️ ❤️ ❤️ ~

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Maria ❤️ So glad you liked it 🙂

  42. I love “wistful dreams contour the night”……nice flow to this coming of age poem.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Kathleen ❤️ good to see you 🙂

  43. I agree, Sanaa, with a comment above – this is a very wistful poem. I love the rhyming couplet at the end – your trademark, I think 🙂

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Kim ❤️ so glad you liked it 🙂

  44. 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.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Awwweee ❤️ thank you so much, Xenia

  45. Nan Mykel says:

    I especially like the line “Wistful dreams contour the night.” A good one!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Nan 🙂

  46. Lady Nyo says:

    We need more poems about compassion…sonnets. Beautiful, Sanaa!

    Jane

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Jane ❤️ so glad you liked it.

  47. Imelda says:

    Another lovely piece here, Sanaa. ??

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Imelda ?

  48. Sue Anderson says:

    So true. There can be no love without compassion.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Definitely ? thanks for stopping by, Sue

  49. grapeling says:

    lovely, Sanaa ~

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you kindly, Michael 🙂

  50. Bryan Ens says:

    Beautiful free-meter sonnet.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Bryan 🙂 good to see you.

  51. Kay says:

    What a lovely poem! Compassion is so powerful. It changes the way we see the world.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Kay ? so glad you liked it 😀

  52. Sean Michael says:

    Lovely poem and excellent quote by Daniel Goleman.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Sean 🙂 so glad you liked it ❤️

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