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Compassion

We are defined by what we can do, But not by what we have, We are rich if we help or save a few, And poor if we do not share! abundance of wealth is not strength, An iota of compassion is, We are kings if we go the full length To share what there is! The world does not kneel to tyranny, But bows to a blessed soul, Conquerors there have been many, But their deeds all so foul! Wealthy the man who shares his dips, Of the last remains of water, With the will to suffer his parched lips To care for other he looks after! Father bears two sleepy little ones, On a long walk home, Stumbling across sun heated dunes, His love like mother’s womb! If we were to weigh in social balance, Love against all the gold, Our compassion has no equivalence, With all that is bought and sold!

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Date: 5/9/2020 8:25:00 PM
If we live for ourselves alone, what are we? Well penned Krish~ on compassion. I know you are what you write~ A man of action. Too many have none and rarely practice it in life. It has to come from the soul. You have that. Panagiota xxoo
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Krish Radhakrishna
Date: 5/11/2020 5:37:00 AM
Thanks Panagiota! I have been fortunate to meet many such people who were millionaires by their actions! Thank you for your kind words! I shall strive to live up to that.
Date: 5/8/2020 11:18:00 PM
I enjoyed your eloquent poem Krish. It is a beautiful reminder to reach out to others!
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Krish Radhakrishna
Date: 5/8/2020 11:36:00 PM
Thanks Evelyn, Indeed, human compassion needed more than ever before. Thanks for reading my poems and for your kind words.
Date: 5/8/2020 2:13:00 PM
Yes, if you are rich in compassion, friendship, family, community - then you have all the gold that matters!
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Krish Radhakrishna
Date: 5/8/2020 2:31:00 PM
Definitely Michelle. Thanks. The world survives because of many who give their time and love but not because of those who hoard and build their wealth!