Empathy

Is more than a word.

More than a value to place on a wall

A slogan for a campaign 

Something to resort to 

When manipulation fails. 

Empathy will not happen

Simply because we want it to,

And just because we say 

That we have shown empathy 

Doesn’t mean we actually have. 

Empathy is not found in 

The mouths of speakers 

Professing how deeply understanding they are,

But rather it is felt 

in the hearts of those 

Listening.

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