Extend Your Compassion

Extend your compassion beyond
That which you hold dear
Lessen the suffering
Of that which you fear
Embrace the far
As well as the near

Gene G. McLaughlin 2016

I Give Thanks To The Dawn

I give thanks to the dawn

With a nod of my head to the sun

Birds chip in thanks for the heat

I’ve wonder this world is not yet undone

Gene G. McLaughlin 2016