Compassion is what the world needs?

Where does love go

When there is no solution?

Does it lift a bum up

When his cigaret doesn’t light

Or help him pay a parking fine?

And does a cop shake a black man’s hand

When his brother has been shot

And the victim hasn’t seen the might

of God’s swift justice?

And does it stretch its arms wide

when a lonely women cries

over a fist that has gone uncuffed

and a black eye patched with a frozen steak?

And does it take a heart to change the world

When a hug is what a child needs

And unity isn’t enough?

–Somebody

 

 

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About Arthur Pendalyn

Arthur Pendalyn is a stay at home unemployed college graduate, with a BA in English literature (though he prefers the world "fiction"). In his past he moonlighted as a video store clerk, and even once won an argument with a customer who tried to persuade him that David Lynch's Dune was underrated masterpiece. To quote Arthur, "That movie is a piece of shit!"
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2 Responses to Compassion is what the world needs?

  1. johncoyote says:

    I agree. Would be a better world if we led with concern.kindness and love. A powerful and needed write.

    Like

  2. johncoyote says:

    Reblogged this on johncoyote and commented:
    Good wisdom shared by a talented writer. Please read and enjoy.

    Like

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