Continue to be kind
The old virtues will see us right
No act of kindness is ever wasted.
Beautiful eyes look for the good in others
Our words should only encourage
Others in times of trouble, to convince them
That though this planet is alone in space
We, its inhabitants, should never be alone.
Beautiful mouths will pass on kindnesses
To those bereaved or in need of reassurance.
Knock upon the doors of those who've been
Left behind and let the simple virtues: decency
Lovingkindness speak only words of kindness;
For kindness is the language the deaf can hear
The blind can see. We are all interconnected,
No man is an island and the ripples of acts
Of kindness make this universe our home.
If every heart was open, if people had the strength
To show their souls: misunderstandings, hurt, violence
Would evaporate as we learnt to recognize ourself
Not only in those we love but in the frailties of strangers.