She Smiles

Written for:  Carpe Diem Theme Week 1, episode 5, Book of The Living and Dying–Insight 4-The power of compassion is limitless

How to be compassionate? You can gain that through loving kindness. Look at the other as you would look at yourself. We are all the same notwithstanding spiritual or religious differences. We have all the same feelings and desires. If you were in the position of facing death, what would you like to do, what would you want that others would do for you?

Compassion is only compassion, real compassion, if you do something. Just be there, be present … can be enough.

I check on her
nails polished, jewelry gleaming
grandma smiles, content

About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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