MERI Center Blog

Compassion - SMS Poem 2/19/2020

We've decided to share the poems read at the UCSF Symptom Management Service Interdisciplinary team meetings on this blog, making them accessible to all of our supporters.

This week Judy Long shared a lovely poem by Miller Williams.  


Have compassion for everyone you meet, even if they don’t want it.
What appears bad manners, an ill temper or cynicism
is always a sign of things no ears have heard,
no eyes have seen.
You do not know what wars are going on down there where the spirit meets the bone.

~Miller Williams