The key to having compassion for a hurting soul,
The key to understanding is sharing an experience to which you can relate.
And when you can extend compassion,
It releases you from having to bestow judgement,
For while you know there is no justification,
You can truly say,
I do not blame you for stealing,
For if I were in your situation I would do the same,
And you can hold this view
While simultaneously acknowledging,
That the victimization
Is not an excuse for a bad decision.