Compassion from within, going out: A Poem

Do I have to know you,

            to love your soul? no.

Do I have to talk to you,

            to hear your inner voice? no.

Do I have to touch you,

            to know you have feelings, too? no.

Do I have to hear you cry,

            to know your pain? no.


I have a fire burning, today, that every person I meet will know my love.
That no person’s path I cross will go untouched.

I am love, You are love, We are LOVE.

We are not our Skin Color.
We are not our Sexuality.
We are not our Nationality.
We are not our Disability.
We are not our Religion.

We are LOVE, Divinity Expressed. We, YOU, are Perfect.

We Are All One.

I can reach into myself and love you, hear you, recognize you, feel you, honor you. I don’t have to have walked in your skin, prayed your prayers, fought your fights in order to want what you want – Peace. Freedom. Safety. Security. Love. Understanding.

I See You. I Love You. I Stand With You. I Am Here For You.



Emily A. Filmore is the author of the With My Child series of children's books about family bonding. She is the co-author of Conversations with God for Parents with Neale Donald Walsch and Laurie Lankins Farley. (Rainbow Ridge, 2015). And the author of The Marvelous Transformation: Living Well with Autoimmune Disease about her experiences with chronic illness. (Central Recovery Press 2015). Emily is available for Personal and Spiritual Mentoring.