“compassion it”

Maureen Ingram

compassion it.
My bumper sticker
implies and explains,
who I am,
what I try to do,
what I believe.
Each of us is hurting
in some way,
big or small.
Love deeply,
meet their eyes,
laugh together,
desire to love, and
to be loved.
Work hard,
with passion,
do justice,
seek to know,
be curious, and
Travel widely,
and see,
how wrapped up in one another
we really are, and
really should be.
Take action,
even tiny steps,
fall on your face,
get up,
go again.
Give space,
reflect, and
compassion it.


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Bridge the Distance: An Oral History of COVID-19 in Poems Copyright © 2021 by Maureen Ingram is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License, except where otherwise noted.

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