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The Balm of Choice

Updated on March 13, 2011

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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    • tnderhrt23 profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago

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

    • Plarson profile image


      7 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

    • tnderhrt23 profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago

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

    • arb profile image


      7 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.

    • tnderhrt23 profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago

      Thank you, Ruby! ~ Hugs ~

    • always exploring profile image

      Ruby Jean Richert 

      7 years ago from Southern Illinois

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

    • tnderhrt23 profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago

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

    • CARIBQUEEN profile image


      7 years ago

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

    • tnderhrt23 profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago

      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!

    • Spirit Whisperer profile image

      Xavier Nathan 

      7 years ago from Isle of Man

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

    • bbnix profile image


      7 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 ;}...)

    • tnderhrt23 profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago

      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!

    • tnderhrt23 profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago

      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!

    • dallaswriter profile image


      7 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....

    • earnestshub profile image


      7 years ago from Melbourne Australia

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

      I enjoyed it.

    • spotlight19 profile image

      Jennifer Pena 

      7 years ago from California

      compassion is sooo beutiful!

    • tumblintumblweed profile image


      7 years ago

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


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