I move on slow footsteps,
In the opposite direction
To the farthest shore
To sit with myself.
Away from conformity, from perfection,
From fear and moral outrage.
Turning my face toward the moon
A softer reflection catching my tired eyes.
Seeing through a darkness revealed
A truer light less inflamed.
Casting long shadows of beauty all about me
Only seen when glimpsed from this new vantage point.
Empathy-A different perspective gained,
Found as I move on slow footsteps,
In the opposite direction.
© Donna Donabella 2015
As I was contemplating the strife of life and the tragedies in the world, I was feeling sucked in…becoming enraged, hopeless and fearful. And in an effort to pull myself out of this and look for a solution, these words came pouring out. I believe we need more compassion in this world, but first we have to start with empathy….both will make a huge difference in the world.
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Special Note: The pictures above are of the full moon in October right around Halloween. Below is the almost full moon from the same month.
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