Ruminating On Compassion

Ruminating On Compassion

A Poem by MomzillaNC
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A poem questioning what moves us to compassion… and what moves us to refuse it.

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It often seems these days that compassion has become a purely tribal thing. If you don’t look or think like the tribe, you are somehow substandard… less than human and undeserving of basic human compassion. This poem questions what motivates compassion in us and, I hope, challenges us to expand our sense of our own tribe to include all of humanity. We are, when all is said and done, only one world for one human race.

What is compassion?
What is this illusive ideal?
Is it only for the deserving?
If it’s limited is it even real?

Why do humans feel compassion, and for whom?
Is compassion reserved only for our own tribe?

What determines withholding compassion?
Who decides only the deserving may be served?
Deciding, who condescends to choose?
Who chooses for whom compassion is deserved?

Will I be chosen?
Will you?

© 2017 MomzillaNC



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An amazing topic that will take volumes but one that is essential to all of us and the world we live in and share. Compassion is a form of love in the universality of freedom and justice,wanting to benefit others and put their welfare, well being and interest before ours to make the world a better place. I believe the founding fathers in the document of the constitution had a lot of compassion and selfless sacrifices to encompass all different groups. An excellent poem...:)....................

Posted 3 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

MomzillaNC

3 Months Ago

Thank you, Sami. And, I completely agree with all your points. Well said.
Sami Khalil

3 Months Ago

You are welcome. ....:::))))



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An amazing topic that will take volumes but one that is essential to all of us and the world we live in and share. Compassion is a form of love in the universality of freedom and justice,wanting to benefit others and put their welfare, well being and interest before ours to make the world a better place. I believe the founding fathers in the document of the constitution had a lot of compassion and selfless sacrifices to encompass all different groups. An excellent poem...:)....................

Posted 3 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

MomzillaNC

3 Months Ago

Thank you, Sami. And, I completely agree with all your points. Well said.
Sami Khalil

3 Months Ago

You are welcome. ....:::))))
The world needs more compassion for sure. In reality we should feel compassion for everyone for we are all going through things in our lives.

Posted 3 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

MomzillaNC

3 Months Ago

Thank you. You completely get the point of the poem: It’s not real compassion if we don’t “fee.. read more
The Rock And Roll Cowboy(REBEL WITH A CAUSE)

3 Months Ago

You are welcome and you are so right.
MomzillaNC

3 Months Ago

😊 😎
exactly....who the hell got the nod to determine who deserves compassion and who does not...
these days the rich determine that only their kind get compassion....and the poverty stricken get swept under the rug.

Posted 3 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

MomzillaNC

3 Months Ago

Thanks. It pains me to see the way our elected leaders flagrantly enrich the rich and wage a never e.. read more
I believe compassion can even go beyond just for all humans, but for our planet, and things living with us on it. That kinda sounds preachy, but myself I show compassion for animals and bugs without even having a religious or spiritual background, it's just pure compassion. You bring up many good questions and I will definitely think on them. Thanks for sharing this, it's a good topic.

Posted 3 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

MomzillaNC

3 Months Ago

Thanks. It doesn’t sound preachy to me. I believe the same and am trying to teach my son to believ.. read more

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