Compassion is a virtue — one in which the emotional capacities of empathy and sympathy are regarded as a part of love itself, and a cornerstone of greater social interconnection and humanism — foundational to the highest principles in philosophy, society, and person-hood.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

one day you realize you're alive
when that is, i think it's five

it's the age you remember, even when you are old
how so many things, could make you feel so cold

the world felt different, but somehow wrong
people sang, but you never felt the song

get a book, sit down and read
escape the reality, forget the need

not good enough to make them proud
you are pretty, pulled out for the crowd

you go through life, thinking, no more for me
i'll be different, live reality

but as you grow events emerge
your sad and happy often converge

you think you want to write a story
you never do, because you worry

what will they think when thoughts are rid
of  things they never thought they did

i'm going to write about my life
it's sad, it's long, it's filled with strife

a poem, a story, I will write 
a chapter or two every night

until you come to know who I am
the ever forgiving, sacrificial lamb


  1. Thoughts of feelings are clear inside me, but to put them in writing is not so easy.
    I have nothing but respect for those who are able to do this.
    Thanks for pouring out a portion of your life for all of us Kathy. :o)

  2. The first two lines are especially good since they immediately capture your attention and are so true!

    Keep writing, it's beauty is always healing no matter the mood or the moment you're in and amazingly helps yourself as well as others.

  3. always something new

    that's the stream of life

    always something new

    we write
    we are

    there is no end to writing

    - who can live without words ?
    who can be free from the known ?

  4. Kathy you are a terrific writer. I look forward to reading more of you material. My blog is called My Wacky World of Training and Technology.

  5. This is captivating i like short story's like this it's like little drops of life from a faucet dripping, drip, drop,just pieces of life...