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Sometimes

Sometimes, when I look in the mirror I see my brother’s face, I quiver with recognition. As time takes me, so it takes my eyes, I reason, a trick of the mind. Just sometimes. Sometimes, when I’m working with my hands I see the hardened hands of my sister who slaved to keep her family together. Only sometimes, then I give my head a shake. Not real, I defend. Sometimes, when I look at my feet I see the worn shoes of the homeless, the refugees in search of a place. I remember the long, hard road and compassion forms in my throat. Just sometimes. I wish I could see that way more often.

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Date: 10/25/2020 1:15:00 PM
Hey Phil... Hope you are well. Not seen you in a while
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Date: 8/31/2020 7:22:00 AM
Great, Phil, this is a second comment to your poem.))) Panagiota
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Date: 6/21/2020 5:16:00 AM
Just over the side is a mile, pastoral and decadent...like your poem sir, Jimmi
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Date: 3/30/2020 6:29:00 PM
Great perspective to have. Nice to know that someone else has experienced something similar to what I have. My father is gone, but there have been times when I feel like I'm wearing his arms, and I've had moments where I think that I'm becoming my sister, then the surrealism passes. Maybe it's something about sharing DNA. Enjoyed your expressions of empathy.
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Date: 2/21/2020 7:13:00 AM
Reminds me of the Torah's "make humankind in our image". Thank you, Phil, for this renewed marker of compassion
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Date: 1/30/2020 6:24:00 PM
Sometimes, beautiful thoughts and words of compassion and understanding. We all go there sometimes (perhaps not as often as we should) Thank you for sharing your lovely thoughts ... Best Wishes to you and yours ... Shirley
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Date: 1/18/2020 10:36:00 PM
A compassionate heart such as yours always feels they would like to do more. This is a beautiful revealing window into your soul. xxoo
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Date: 12/15/2019 5:38:00 PM
this is a great read, Phil. I really like it and what it says about you and family.
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Date: 12/7/2019 7:47:00 AM
Your words are a window to the amount of benevolence and humility in your heart. I enjoyed reading this one very much, Phil.
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Date: 12/3/2019 9:31:00 AM
Oh I forgot to mention, I wrote a song called sometimes...with music, it is posted you may like it. The singer is Pat Canavan from Toronto, maybe you've heard of him!
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John Hamilton
Date: 12/4/2019 8:43:00 AM
Hey great Phil, did you hear the song?
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Phil Capitano
Date: 12/4/2019 7:42:00 AM
Thanks, John. I read your poem/song and thought it was spot on, top shelf. Then I googled Pat and found his songs; good voice but I don't know him. Love your lyrics. Have a great day, my friend.
Date: 12/3/2019 9:29:00 AM
This is one of your best Phil, I have to fave it!
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Date: 12/2/2019 9:26:00 PM
Very Compassionate write, Phil. Nicely penned. Happy Holidays.. Charlie
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Phil Capitano
Date: 12/3/2019 7:37:00 AM
I appreciate your kind words, Charlie. :)
Date: 12/2/2019 11:35:00 AM
Keep looking... you'll find it... all the best.
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Date: 12/3/2019 7:36:00 AM
Thanks Pashang, I will keep trying.
Date: 11/23/2019 8:45:00 AM
Such love potency expressed w/a tinge of regret ... for not being more compassion omniscience. You have the heart of an angel as melancholy revealed in this jewel of a poem, Phil. Love and best wishes for the holiday, dear friend.
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Date: 11/13/2019 5:45:00 AM
Beautifully touching :-) x
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Date: 11/12/2019 7:18:00 PM
Your thoughts caress softly around me. To see beyond the surface, is what we all should do. This is beautiful and tender, all at the same time. "I remember the long, hard road" Yes, we have all been there before. You have such a wonderful heart. ~ Brandy
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Phil Capitano
Date: 11/13/2019 3:56:00 AM
Thank you so much for the kind words, I appreciate it.
Date: 11/10/2019 5:42:00 PM
powerful poem filled with compassion, if more people could see this way even just sometimes the world would be a much better place.... wonderful write! :) hugs
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Phil Capitano
Date: 11/11/2019 7:36:00 AM
Glad you liked it. Can I get an Amen? Have a great day.
Date: 11/6/2019 5:58:00 AM
You are a rare breed Phil, one who has a heart as see through as glass, I love it, thank you for sharing this touching poem. I wish more people could visualize clearly like you do. Have a great day. hugs xo
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Phil Capitano
Date: 11/6/2019 7:10:00 AM
Thanks, Pixie, you are too kind; it takes special glasses to see this way, lol. Namaste.
Date: 11/5/2019 4:52:00 PM
Beautiful, in every way Panagiota
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Date: 11/5/2019 9:10:00 AM
This is an amazing write..a touching verse, Phil..powerful ending.
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Phil Capitano
Date: 11/5/2019 1:01:00 PM
Thanks, Vijay, I like to take people on a journey, but not to the place they are expecting. ;)
Date: 11/5/2019 8:30:00 AM
Oh wow, a powerful write. Wonderfully done Phil. xomo
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Date: 11/5/2019 7:42:00 AM
The world needs more compassion. It is about people, hearts, family
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Phil Capitano
Date: 11/5/2019 12:59:00 PM
You got that right, thanks for stopping by and commenting. :)