Here’s a run down of some of the responses from my “Compassion” prompt
Response 1 – Writing
by Audrey Dawn – Oldest Daughter & Red Headed Sister
Mr. Don Charisma’s Compassion Challenge: This one’s been a long time coming. I started this blog over a year ago now and haven’t written but two poems about my mother. Lot’s of pain there, but good pain. I love her. We’ve been through a lot. She is what strives me to be who I am today. She is a woman of courage. One day, I’ll open up more about our relationship, but tonight I felt the need to write this poem. It worked out perfectly…I just had to go for it and write it. Not think, just do…(Tomorrow morning will feel like waking from a one night stand…be gentle, friends.
It’s me, Audrey
Your red headed, baby girl
You left me in charge at twelve
I knew how to make lasagna
You taught me well
I also know that you had to go
Left without a feasible choice
You and Dad, loved each other
Somewhere deep inside
Ended it all
Now I understand
As a young girl I couldn’t have
I’m a woman
I’ve felt that pain
I tried my best to help you, during those days
Raised your three other beauties
While you chased a dream
Today, I understand life isn’t easy
When you sit back and reflect
You feel like you abandoned us
As children we would’ve agreed
As adults, we forgive
Four children have seen where you were
You and Dad, well, yeah, blew it
Teenage forever love, how many truly achieve
We love you both, and the times we’ve had
Live life now
Enjoy knowing we turned out well
We’re all part of you
Your love proved, seeded deep
Maybe, we wouldn’t change anything
We met our Dad, after you left
He had to meet us half way
He did, it’s okay
We all turned out fine
Blessed journeys either way
Parenting isn’t easy
No one is perfect, no way, no how
Belive it, tis true
Let’s make the most of our time now
Response 2 – Writing & Art
Light The Way ~ The Children are the future ~
Again – I chose to use the form of image over word to translate the sentiment in me that Dons words gave – and again – what happens?
I get an old poem going through my head that works so well (I suppose it likely influenced the drawing a touch!! – well it definitely did to be fair 😉 ) ….AND – I think I MAY have posted it before? But I can’t honestly find it so maybe I did not. Still – it’s got a nice home with the picture now ~
Light In The Darkness
in the light that yields
the beauty of their lives which were
once they are
the time when
of the security
that Mommy and Daddy
kept alive –
in the bosom of their
shanty town shack
the light falls
on mottled skin, they speak:
“Mommy and Daddy,
in another place,
very far from here –
they had to leave.
It is for us they
I am cold…”
will get better
they tell me
that they are
going to find
say that they
won’t have to
stay on these
old now, here
from the wind blowing in over the
‘You are the light of the world’ Matthew 5 v 14
Response 3 – Writing
Compassion – a Don Charisma Prompt
by Momma Jon’t Know Dack
This little piece is an answer to a prompt of what we would do if we saw someone in need, not so much as for monetary things, but in need of human interaction and love…
read on guys and dolls…this is my heart being put on there….how I care.
Ahem *clears throat and coughs* This post is my heart and soul pouring out here! I actually love making people feel like they aren’t alone, that they ARE special, if at the least let them know they can talk to me and that they are loved/welcome. Part of this comes with nursing…the other is just being a non-self absorbed human being. I’ve sat with patients that were dying because they either didn’t have family or they didn’t care….sat and cried and held their hands while they went to sleep for the last time, because God only knows….I really wouldn’t like to be alone when I leave this world….I want to be surrounded by loved ones ifvat all possible… we all need someone’s love or attention……whether we realize it or not.
Or I love to pick out people who just look like they need a good talk/ friend and just start talking…. and I ALWAYS smile at everyone who passes…you never know when it can turn someone’s day around.
I want to also add, anyone that has ever come into my life has always told me that I am a great nurse/mother/friend, etc, I’m not bragging, but that doesn’t mean anything to me, of course it’s awesome to hear the compliments…but what gets me more is the I love you’s….when someone care hold me and tell me they love me it means more to me than anything. 🙂
Response 4 – Art & Writing
Everyone Needs Somebody
by Sherri of Palm Springs
November 2010 home page
ARE WE AFRAID TO CARE TOO MUCH,
FOR FEAR THAT THE OTHER PERSON DOES NOT CARE ATALL?”
No matter who they may be..take your time to
comfort and show your compassion especially to the ones you love which I think most of us do.. Unfortunately there are sad people out there that no one cares about. I have been in doctors offices where little old people that can hardly walk are without anyone there to help…They probably have adult children and yet they don’t take the time for their elderly parents..Gee, our world has changed from years ago so much..years ago I believe that children helped there parents and it seemed like families where so much closer, of course today so many children have jobs that take them to different parts of the country..so it is the way things are. .Alot of people have been left alone due to so many different reasons.
Sometimes If they are strange or funny looking,some people have a tendency to ignore them. but I have met people like that ,once you get to know them.they have beautiful hearts and souls. Everyone needs a friend..next time you see some one like that..hold your hand out to them..
what goes around comes around..I learned that
at a very young age
.My parents were wonderful and always held their hand out with compassion and love and if someone needed something they offered it to them if it was reasonable
I felt their love flowing out to people all the time. They were in the restaurant & lounge business also and ran into different sorts of people..I learned from my wonderful parents that they were always there to help people. Thank God my children are the same way May my moms and dads wonderful Souls rest in peace.
Take your time for others. So many of us do and I have met so many people that are awesome helpers of people and let us not forget Gods gift
to us our ..wonderful animals!!…they need love and
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EVERYONE NEEDS COMFORTING AT SOME
TIME OR ANOTHER!!
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Bonus Response (Heart) – Writing
Take a journey to my heart,
Tell me what you find.
I wonder of a connection
Between that muscle
And my mind.
And all these emotions
That keep swirling ‘round,
I wonder if an answer
In my heart
Can be found.
My heart is not just my own,
But belongs to all I’ve known.
Everyone who’s been there
And influenced me
As I’ve grown.
The ones who’ve made me happy,
The ones who’ve caused despair.
Deep inside my heart
A place for them always there.
My submission for the Compassion prompt has already had the front page – “Compassion – In Loving Memory Of Janet”
Hope you enjoyed 🙂
“Give a man a fish feed him for a day, teach a man to fish and feed him for a lifetime”
Resources & Sources
“Fire & Water Heart” – all-free-downloads.com
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