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Empathy Among the Species

Intelligence in Earth bound creatures
Emotions of love, friendship, and compassion
Understanding between the species
Respect of life mutually rationed

Dolphins, whales, apes, and humans
Communication among thinking brains
Maybe, just maybe someday
We’ll know each other by names

From Father Heaven
And Mother Earth
We’re all born of love
Custodians of heavenly work

A universal language
Written in the pages of love
They say, “What goes around, comes around”
Remember watchful stars above

We belong to the Earth
Not it to us
Life here is a gift
Must we argue and fuss?

There’s a life-force in everything
The steady tick of the clock
Like the heartbeat of time
Even between a tree and rock

Compassion for all things
Love grows from many pieces
A glorious day it’ll be
Empathy among the species

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Guess you could say I'm a self taught poet. I started writing poetry as a means of dealing with the emotions of finding my Birthmother's obituary and grave site after searching for 10 years. I continued writing and over the course of the last 20 years I've become comfortable in how I write. You'll notice I tend to write a lot about nostalgia and old memories. Hey, when you round the corner of 60 years, you start thinking a lot about the past and where you've been. One of my subjects I write about is love, but I try to write of other things too. I've lived on the south shore of Massachusetts for all of my 64 years. But I love all of New England. Aside from writing poetry, I also love photography and have quite a collection of old antique cameras. Baseball, football, muscle cars and car shows are also some of my interests. Not too crazy about Winter. Spring & Summer are my favorite seasons. more…

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