Intelligence #pros

Intelligence is walking into a room full of people that
you don’t know and immediately understanding who is
upset and who is hurting and instinctively knowing
with your undercurrent of compassion how to help them.

-M. Taggart

poem – voice of a

Empathy is not a sport.
It doesn’t come a little at a time-

Yelling out the window at
homeless people begging for
money is a game played by
control freaks of the world.

“Mommy. What was that angry
man doing to that sad man on the street?”

“Widening the divide. Some people
are dark in the places where they
should be light but they like the dark more.”

“I don’t like that. I don’t want to like the dark more.”

“Don’t worry. You feel too well for that.”

He winced as the window rolled down. But, this time,
a little voice filled with hope filled his uneasy mind.

-M. Taggart

 

 

Poem- Intelligence from the heart #pros

I believe empathy to be the
foundation of humanity’s intelligence;
empathy is not a game in which we
pull the emotional strings of another-
to wish to ensnare is to continuously
bellow at the very depths of the bottom.
Empathy is the light. Empathy is the
strength to call a stranger brother
while recognizing their pain is just,
and knowing the path to their healing
as we extend our hand to pull them up.

-M. Taggart

Poem-

Without the ability to feel,
to understand the foot
of another, their pangs fall short
of the Institute of Empathy.

And with their wickedness they prosper,
and with their roots they grow,
searching, and locating the souls
of the slipped, and onward, and lower
they fall.

Oppression is their sudden spasm.

-M. Taggart

 

Pine Trees – Odd Walking Thoughts

There’s a bench at the end of the path. The bench faces a line of pine trees. Just on the other side of the trees lies the answers. Someday we’ll sit on the bench and discuss what’s to know. A frog hops near. We ask the frog if we ought to wait before we walk within the trees and he replies, ‘Wait. Wait. If you wait enough you’ll remember to wait and forget to not.’ We asked the frog what that means because we weren’t sure we heard him right and the frog told us, ‘Something will because you asked.’