The Balm of Choice


The Balm of Choice

Compassion heals.

Judgment steals,

dignity denied…

The hand of

sweet compassion

will reach out

with love, not snide.

Judgment salts

The open wound,

thus, healing

is defied.

Compassion is

the balm of choice

With tender hand


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tumblintumblweed 5 years ago

ah yes...Compassion it is!! Beautiful,my friend! Kudos to you!

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spotlight19 5 years ago from California

compassion is sooo beutiful!

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earnestshub 5 years ago from Melbourne Australia

Voted up and awesome. Your poem is short, yet complete.

I enjoyed it.

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dallaswriter 5 years ago from North Carolina

I would guess compassion is what seperates us from the politicians! I would have said the animals but even they tend to put their wounded out of their misery! Enjoyed this....

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tnderhrt23 5 years ago Author

A thousand thank yous Tumblin! The inspiration for this poem came from a sign out in front of a church I drive past frequently that says, "Compassion heals more sis than condemnation" which stuck in my head and this tumbled out...good food for my thought!

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tnderhrt23 5 years ago Author

spotlight, thank you!

earnestshub thank you, I am glad you enjoyed it!

dallaswriter, thank you...I do find that we could learn a lesson or two from animals about appreciate your read and comment!

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bbnix 5 years ago from Southern California

Lovely M...

I think I'll change my name Ms. Tender defines Compassion, which would be quite strange indeed...

(although Robin, my wife, probably wouldn't be that surprised as she knows I'm a kook ;}...)

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Spirit Whisperer 5 years ago from Isle of Man

"judgement steals" ...I like that. Great poem. Thank you.

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tnderhrt23 5 years ago Author

bb, that could prove and I do love kooks for...I am one, to be sure! Glad you like this!

Spirit Whisperer, thank you! ~ Blessings!

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CARIBQUEEN 5 years ago

Compassion is the balm of choice with tenderheart applied. You can't get better than that.

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tnderhrt23 5 years ago Author

CARIBQUEEN, thank you! yes with tender heart applied...I like that!

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always exploring 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

Compassion and a gentle heart, nonjudgemental, How wonderful!!

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tnderhrt23 5 years ago Author

Thank you, Ruby! ~ Hugs ~

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arb 5 years ago from oregon

It is indeed! beautifully done. tnderhrt. Just wrote a hub about compassion called Will America gain the world and lose it's soul. Contentious, but, needed to be done.

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tnderhrt23 5 years ago Author

Greetings, Sir arb! Thank you, kindly! I shall skip on over to that hub of yours and give it a gander!

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Plarson 5 years ago from Alabama

Tndr- Compassion and Love. The only two emotions commaned of us, and also the two most abused and ignored. Beautiful reminder. -Paul

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tnderhrt23 5 years ago Author

You have that right, Paul! And we all need reminders now and then! This was a reminder to me! Thank you!

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