Treasure Island

Joseph T. Renaldi

(Frackville, Pennsylvania)

A Compassionate Heart


I have eyes that I can see
The work that can be done by me.
I have ears that enable me to hear
The voices of those who live in fear.

I have lips that I might speak
Words of encouragement to all who seek.
I have an alert mind that I might know
When to help the needy that need me so.

I have hands that I am able to do
Some meager, but worthy task for you.
I have the empathy and sincerity to pray
For the impoverished people everyday.

I have this one thing, all else above,
A compassionate heart that I may love.

Submitted: Saturday, February 04, 2006
Edited: Thursday, February 09, 2006

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  • Ruby Root (7/13/2006 11:44:00 PM)

    Hi Joseph, You sound very compassionate. You write with love, caring and kindness of human kind. This is really rare. Take great care. Excellent poem (Report) Reply

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