Empathy and compassion

There are tears in your eyes
So my eyes tear up too
If you are going hungry
I pull away from food too
When I’m dressed in finery
And you shiver in rags
I feel like an abuser, a tyrant
Where is compassion and empathy
If not seen in our actions and reactions?

Written for Eugi’s Weekly Prompt – Compassion , hosted by Eugenia



38 thoughts on “Empathy and compassion

    1. They are also the ones who have caused great misery in many countries like Afghanistan and Iraq! These are government policies and not reflect on people themselves.


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