Kindness

 

We were all conceived by acts of kindness

The giving, and receiving, of love.

We should celebrate this kindness,

Like our hand will thank the leather,

When it slips into the glove.

 

Yet kindness seems so elusive

In this busy world of ours.

We would rather rail and remonstrate,

Than take our time to cogitate

And consider just how fortunate

We are, to live so relatively free

From crime and hate.

So, come on sister, brother,

Demonstrate

The kindness we all need!

 

Make that phone call.  Send a gift.

Just say, “Thank you.” 

Give your neighbour a lift.

Acts of kindness need not take long.

Make her a meal.  Sing him a song!

 

It’s a win-win sum, let’s not forget.

The more kindness you give.

The more kindness you might get!

◄ Your car's too wide!

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John Botterill

Tue 11th Jan 2022 15:32

Many thanks MC. Much appreciated 😀

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M.C. Newberry

Tue 11th Jan 2022 15:05

Positivity not passivity - exemplified here. Nice one.💪

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John Botterill

Tue 11th Jan 2022 13:53

Thanks Julie. Much appreciated 😀
#bekind 👍

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julie callaghan

Tue 11th Jan 2022 13:27

Great message, thank you #Bekind

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John Botterill

Mon 10th Jan 2022 22:55

Thanks, John,and Holden for the likes. 😊

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John Botterill

Mon 10th Jan 2022 22:52

Thanks, Stephen, for your appreciation. I will, no doubt, use that Larkin quote in the future. I really like it! 😊

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Stephen Gospage

Mon 10th Jan 2022 21:51

As Philip Larkin said, 'we should be kind while there is still time'.

This is another fine poem, John.

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John Botterill

Mon 10th Jan 2022 20:55

Thanks for the like, Stephen A. Much appreciated. 😀

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John Botterill

Mon 10th Jan 2022 20:15

Many thanks again, Leon. My cheque is on the way. It is solid rubber, though! Which, actually, isn't very kind... 😂

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LEON STOLGARD

Mon 10th Jan 2022 18:32

By offering someone a few kind words or doing them a good deed one is actually doing the same for ones self at the same time methinks John.

Keep on keeping up as many chins as you can up John with great poems like this one.

( When will the cheque arrive in the post? ) 😉

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John Botterill

Mon 10th Jan 2022 18:20

Thanks, Keith. Much appreciated! I was addressing my own faults as much as anyone else's. 😀

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keith jeffries

Mon 10th Jan 2022 17:22

As you give so shall you receive. A poem which exhorts our best instincts.
Thank you for this
Keith

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