www.PoemsAbout.com

     Home | Contact Us

Poems On / About SYMPATHY  11/26/2014 7:32:47 PM
Search For Poems & Poets:
POEMS ON:
• alone
• america
• angel
• anger
• baby
• beach
• beautiful
• beauty
• believe
• brother
• butterfly
• car
• change
• chicago
• childhood
• cinderella
• courage
• crazy
• dance
• daughter
• death
• depression
• dream
• family
• fire
• freedom
• friend
• funny
• future
• girl
• god
• graduation
• greed
• haiku
• hair
• happiness
• happy
• heaven
• hero
• home
• hope
• house
• husband
• identity
• joy
• june
• kiss
• laughter
• life
• lonely
• loss
• lost
• love
• lust
• marriage
• memory
• mirror
• money
• mother
• murder
• music
• nature
• night
• paris
• passion
• peace
• pink
• poverty
• power
• racism
• rain
• red
• remember
• respect
• river
• rose
• school
• sick
• sister
• sky
• sleep
• soldier
• song
• sonnet
• spring
• star
• success
• summer
• sun
• swimming
• sympathy
• teacher
• time
• together
• travel
• trust
• truth
• war
• work
 

 

Best Poems About / On SYMPATHY
 
 
 
<< prev. page

Page: 1 10 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 50 60 70 80 92

next page >>

 
   
 

  117.     

Virtues That Pay

You argue — as sympathy governs your bias —
That Wisdom distributes the capon and crust,
Indulging the sinful, and stinting the pious,
Or starving the wicked, and fattening the just.
You are wrong to the Evil One; hear what I say
There are ruinous virtues, and virtues that pay.

If your purpose be saving your soul and your bacon —
Fruition forthwith, and a sweet by-and-bye;
If your definite project stand clear and unshaken
A fatman on earth, and a seraph on high
In working this out let it still be your lay
There are ruinous virtues, and virtues that pay.

Such virtues are not of the workshop or cloister:
They test every act by the way it pans out;
They prompt you to seize on the world as your oyster,
Inserting our knife with a spirit devout.
For strait is the portal, and narrow the way
Representing the route of the virtues that pay.

Men as good as yourself, or most probably better,
Have gone to the rear, after many a try —
A permanent wage-slave, a usurers' debtor
Reduced to the motto of 'Root, hog or die,'
But their handicap dates from an earlier day,
When they failed in espousals of virtues that pay.

There is nothing outre in the man with the bluey;
He started, like you, for a goal undisclosed
But never in life can he come within coo-ee —
Though he may reach a goal, (with the vowels transposed)
And a similar Sheol gapes fair in your way,
If you turn out deficient in virtues that pay.

You must race, like St. Paul —you must race for the dollar —
No pause of compunction must ever intrude:
You must watch, you must pray, never missing a collar
The course is severe, and the company good.
You must reverence the Thrift-God, and earnestly pray
To be grounded and built up in virtues that pay.

By this means you will serve the Almighty and Mammon,
And die in a state of salvation and wealth;
When the clergy, without a suggestion of gammon,
Will furnish your soul with a clean bill of health.
So you'll sweep through the gates in your spotless array
A shining example of Virtues that pay.
 
Joseph Furphy

Read more poems from Joseph Furphy >>>
   
 

   
   
 

  118.     

What Is Love?

Love is a feeling,
Love is attachment,
Affectionate bonding and sympathy,
Love emotional weakness,
A heart disease,
Feeling of being lost,
Strange fits of passion.

So, love you not,
Give not your heart,
Take you not her.
 
Bijay Kant Dubey

Read more poems from Bijay Kant Dubey >>>
   
 

   
   
 

  119.     

We are hurt every day

Scream love,
Scream for my empathy
But you hurt me
Tore away my sympathy
Stab love,
Blood staining everything
My heart bled
Drowning in suffering
Cut love,
Slice 'till there's nothing left,
Nothing left to destroy
Waiting for your death
Kill love,
Kill all that hurts you
With your anger and hate
Kill my love too
Pain love,
Please take it away
We are hurt love,
Every day
 
Soul Searcher

Read more poems from Soul Searcher >>>
   
 

   
   
 

  120.     

useless words that need not be uttered

pity, sympathy,
illwill, backbites,
fear, rage, anger,
envy,

need you utter them?
to the man drunk with his failures
(or even success)

do not, they serve no purpose
but to make pain more serious,
intoxicating
seeping, penetrating pain
grief,
lamentations

just a tap,
a hug,
an embrace, a gentle gaze,
a shake of the hand,
or just sitting beside him

in silence, , , , , , , , ,
 
RIC S. BASTASA

Read more poems from RIC S. BASTASA >>>
   
 
 
<< prev. page

Page: 1 10 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 50 60 70 80 92

next page >>

 

 
BEST POEMS:  (Click on a topic to list and read the poems)
• angel poems
• 
beautiful poems
• 
death poems
• 
friend poems
• girl poems
• 
home poems
• 
hope poems
• 
kiss poems
• life poems
• 
loss poems
• 
love poems
• 
music poems
• nature poems
• 
rain poems
• 
school poems
• 
sex poems
• soldier poems
• 
summer poems
• 
sun poems
• 
war poems
 
(c) Poems are the property of their respective owners.
All information has been reproduced here for educational and informational purposes to benefit site visitors, and is provided at no charge.. 
Contact Us | About Us | Copyright notice | Privacy statement

Poems On / About SYMPATHY