Your Compassion



Your Compassion

Then someone said,
“Well of course..
This is the time to think about our lives
to feel our mortality,
even the time to set things right.”

We have never been as unsure
as now,
to what the future brings,
to what might be waiting on
the other side,
when our door bell rings.

There is no insurance sold today,
to cover how long we get to stay.
So, if someone reaches out
from our forgotten past,
to say,

“I’m so sorry if I hurt you,
if I made you cry,
if I lied….
Please forgive me…”

Don’t withhold your love,
bathe them in
your compassion.
How fragile we are,
we humans,
afraid we might all die,
realizing we might not have
the time,
to say what we want to say,

or just reach out and try…
and do it right to say goodbye.

And if we still have things left unsaid…
words we almost spoke,
letters we almost wrote,
phone numbers we almost called,
but hesitated until a later time…

Say them now! Reach out today.
Now is the time to realize,
tomorrow or the next hour
is not guaranteed,
and there is no assurance
that we will ever get another opportunity.

Karima Hoisan
July 29,2020
Costa Rica

(En Español)

Tu Compasión

Entonces alguien dijo:
“Bueno, por supuesto …
Este es el momento de pensar en nuestras vidas.
sentir nuestra mortalidad
incluso el momento de arreglar las cosas “.

Nunca hemos estado tan inseguros
como ahora,
a lo que trae el futuro
a lo que podría estar esperando
el otro lado,
cuando suena el timbre de nuestra puerta.

No hay seguro vendido hoy
para cubrir, cuánto tiempo nos quedamos.
Entonces, si alguien se acerca
de nuestro pasado olvidado,
y dice,

“Lamento mucho haberte lastimado,
si te hiciera llorar
si mintiera …
Por favor perdoname…”

No retengas tu amor
bañarlos en
Tu compasión.
Cuan frágil somos,
nosotros los humanos
temeroso de que todos podamos morir
dándonos cuenta de que tal vez no tengamos
el tiempo,
para decir lo que queremos decir,
o simplemente acercarte e intentar …
y hazlo bien para decir adiós.

Y si todavía nos quedan cosas sin decir …
palabras que casi dijimos
cartas que casi escribimos
números de teléfono que casi llamamos,
pero vacilábamos hasta más tarde …

¡Diles ahora! Llegar a ellos hoy.
Ahora es el momento de darse cuenta,
mañana o la próxima hora
no está garantizado
y no hay certeza que
alguna vez tendremos otra oportunidad.

Karima Hoisan
29 de Julio 2020
Costa Rica

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13 Responses to Your Compassion

  1. daleinnis says:

    Beautiful! Both utterly appropriate for the current times, and completely timeless.

    Now is the time to realize,
    tomorrow or the next hour
    is not guaranteed,
    and there is no assurance
    that we will ever get another opportunity.

    So true, now and always!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Thank you so much, for commenting,,,and saying you enjoyed it. Thank you too, for taking the time to leave a comment..You are one of the few who always do:) Thank you for this generosity:):) I really appreciate it.


  3. Hoyt says:

    Truer words were never spoken Ruca! It’s time right at this moment to tidy up everything. I always embrace your wise thoughts and words!

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Beautiful words, when I disagree or argue I try to make amends as quick as possible I do not like to hold onto disharmony or grudges. I like things to be in a good way as soon as possible. Compassion is a must in all relationships.

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    • Thank you so much for your comment. Yes, as you see, we are in agreement on this subject, and for me, it is so important to live my life as lightly burdened as possible, by unresolved problems and conflicts of the past.. I appreciate your stopping by and leaving your comment. Compassion is one of our super powers we have been given… always a win-win when it is felt.


  5. Karima, this is a very beautiful poem! Maybe we do need to think more often about our own mortality, and make every day count! 🙂 All the best! Cheryl

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    • Thank you so much Cheryl and welcome to my blog. i am so sorry I did not see your comment until almost a month later..but `it is very much appreciated and thank you so much for taking the time, to leave me this bright reply.. I am happy you enjoyed my poem:) All the best to you too!


  6. Beautiful in words and images! 🌺

    Liked by 1 person

    • Welcome to my humble blog and thank you for reading this poem and leaving me this positive response. So glad you enjoyed the total picture:) By the way…we are very much
      Costa Rica on Coffee too;)


  7. So deeply written from the heart. Those last three stanzas really jump out after and spent the beginning building up to such epic greatness! Beautiful work!

    Liked by 1 person

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