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The Web Poetry Corner - Philip Claude Andermann - Compassion Is the Greatest Passion

Compassion Is the Greatest Passion

by

Philip Claude Andermann

That last ounce of courage we can find to encourage another,
that last gleam of hope we find at the bottom of our heart
to light our friend's
ashen face to glowing eyes,
becomes the rarest and thus most
infinitely precious
treasure in the universe,
and when we
offer it for God we never run out of it,
run out of the
joy of sharing the joy of true sharing,
joy of ensuring such
courage will become commonplace.

True courage is a star of hope
which cannot be
obscured or swallowed by the jaws of any clouds
because it's right here,
absorbed in our heart.
(When the same star is absorbed in our hearts they are one.)
Is it night?
Then reach to the stars
in another's heart and make them suns.

Our Prayer of love for God is not a passive kiss
we should expect God to return,
it must be an arrow of determination for peace
we shoot out into the universe.

Climb the mountain of daily life to reach the star
within your own heart.
Merge with God
and aim for the true dawn of humankind
so all the stars can merge
and each
be the sun scaling the sky.

When in dawn always see the night in another's life
to turn more stars to suns.
When teeth chatter in night
cry with joy at the dawning in another's life
and prove you are human.
Night or death means dawn or birth for another.

Fortunately we can never reach the sun,
but make our rotations and revolutions an upward spiral
to make, with our last gram of courage,
our pebble in the cosmos a beautiful gem
spreading life
to light all those violent stars around
with true hope.

Life is infinite!


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