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Compassion

The thick smoke of your incense
wafting fragrant circles across this silent room,
as it merges with the flame from my candle
to dance into the starlit skyline as one.

You sing softly your mantras
praying for all of the world’s sadness.

A deep inhalation,
you draw the transgressions of humanity,
into the center of your tranquility,
cleansing it in your tenderness.

A deep exhalation,
you release your light
back into the thoughts and heartaches
of the broken-backed, weary wanderers
who travel this earth,
bound in the essence of yesterday.


by footprints
posted on 01/05/2008

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Comments: 9

Comment by quies: Feb 18, 2008 5:24 pm
Beautifully ambiguous. I have no critique- very nice job. I adore the final line.
Comment by Tequilla: Jan 9, 2008 11:59 am
Great poem really liked it
Comment by kayla: Jan 9, 2008 7:49 am
Great title, so obvious now....i struggledSmiley
Comment by belleamour: Jan 8, 2008 6:04 am
Lovely Poem Smiley
Comment by kayla: Jan 7, 2008 5:59 am
Great poem, really got me thinking...i'll get back to you on a titleSmiley
Comment by missingmom: Jan 5, 2008 9:06 pm
Beautiful!
Comment by unknown: Jan 5, 2008 5:31 pm
very good.
Comment by tearsofrain: Jan 5, 2008 1:19 pm
i see priests
only i see real priests. the ones that acutally care; teh ones that acutally believe in what they say they believe in.
and then i see normal people
everyone in existence, bound to the earth simply by being alive
Comment by kiki22: Jan 5, 2008 11:24 am
Great poem.

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