simply be kind

kindness is…
the willing brother who pumps
up the flat tire on his sister’s bike

kindness is…
the lonely spouse who leaves the
last piece of dessert for their partner

kindness is…
the late truck driver who allows
an impatient car to merge ahead

kindness is…
the old woman who pours a bowl
of warm milk for a scrawny stray cat

kindness is…
the tired professor who stays after
class to re-teach a struggling student

kindness is…
the friendly librarian who welcomes
timid immigrants into a new community

kindness is…
the off-duty police officer who helps
clean up his neighborhood after riots

Linking to dVerse poets’ open link night…

13 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Björn Rudberg (brudberg)
    Sep 06, 2020 @ 14:19:23

    Kindness is actually what most of us try to do… but somehow we are always surprised at those small acts of kindness.


  2. msjadeli
    Sep 05, 2020 @ 20:53:43

    I like the subject of your poem, Lynn. Good examples of kind deeds. Those moments open up for us all of the time, and to choose to be kind brings blessings to all.


  3. Grace
    Sep 04, 2020 @ 18:26:24

    Kindness can be “small” acts, but they mean a great deal. Pass it forward!


  4. sanaarizvi
    Sep 04, 2020 @ 16:18:05

    Kindness.. is the heart who penned this poem! ❤️❤️


  5. kim881
    Sep 04, 2020 @ 04:10:36

    We are all so in need of kindness right now, Lynn. Your poem has brought me some this Friday morning. Thank you.


  6. rothpoetry
    Sep 03, 2020 @ 22:23:16

    A beautiful uplifting poem reminding us how important our kind actions are in bringing positive change.


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