Accidental Poet

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


Copyright © Accidental Poet 2012



  • FredPeyer

    Very well written, AP! And what a glorious day it would be! But I don't think it will happen in our lifetime.

    • Accidental Poet

      One never knows. Thanks for the read Fred. ; )

    • Fay Slimm.

      I agree wholly with this inspiring write -- empathy among species is what I believe was originally meant. Thank you for posting this needed reminder.

      • Accidental Poet

        Thanks Fay, it was just something that popped into my head one day and I knew I had to build off of it. The idea that the intelligent beings on our planet need to be more in touch with each other. And I honestly think the other species would be complaining of how we humans are disturbing the natural workings of the planet and it's affecting how the other species live. We humans really need to get our act together or the sake of all life on the planet. Thanks for reading and your compliment Fay. ; )

      • WL Schuett

        Beautiful AP

      • orchidee

        A fine write AP. Erm, since when was ........ intelligent? (fill in own answer!) lol.

        • Michael Edwards

          Is it 'a baked bean' Orchi ?

          • orchidee

            Oh lol M. My own answer is \'anyone in Eastenders\'! Or if in USA - the most ghastliest TV soap you can imagine! Oh I hate that Mr Potato-Head that's in it (Phil Mitchell. heehee).

          • 2 more comments

          • Michael Edwards

            as they would say in the UK Parliament: 'My honourable friend makes a good point'. Fine write AP

            • Accidental Poet

              Thanks Michael. I do appreciate your reading and compliment. ; )

            • Louis Gibbs

              Your poem, to me, describes the Fifth Dimension, toward which we are rapidly moving as a fellow sentient species. Well expressed, AP!

            • Joe Dawson

              We should be very careful of this planet, one day it may want rid of us and it will have its way and in those days the animals and not we shall inherit the earth. It has not been written yet be the signs are already there. Excellent. Joe

              • Accidental Poet

                You never know Joe. The big guy upstairs might one day say, "Well, man has had his chance and he blew it. Time for the other species to have a go of it". : /

              • Goldfinch60

                Very good write AP and so true. It may happen one day when all agree that the world needs nurturing and we all love each other but it is a long way off at the moment, I don't think I will see it in this life though.

              • Accidental Poet

                Unfortunately, neither do I. Thanks for stopping in to read and compliment Goldie. ; ) ,

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