Posts tagged ‘kindness’

April 21, 2017

Random acts of kindness

by Jem Croucher

A random act of kindness
in a word or by a deed
can bring a ray of sunshine
to someone who has the need

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April 10, 2017

I Remember

by russtowne

I Remember

Life is full of so many blessings

that it is small of me to complain

about its challenges,

but I sometimes still do,

forgetting that challenges

are often the greatest opportunities

for growth and learning.

And then there are those

thankfully rare

other times

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March 28, 2017

Phantoms No More

by scatterednotebooks

You took the phantoms
from my life
locked ’em up and out of site
with gentle hands, a simple kiss

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March 7, 2017

Eyes and ears, m’dear

by Devina

Hear the things,

they speak with their eyes

Words are a lair’s arsenal,

look just how lightly they step

around promises, and juggle emotions

Look within you for your truths,

see what injustice strikes you like a fist,

understand what you stand for.

The outside, of many things, is a facade

the innards, soul and belief belie this

Flesh and bone, masks and smiles

housing within a starlight light,

or void blackness

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February 26, 2017

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by dokurtybitz

Even in the depths
Of human atrocities

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October 4, 2016

A Teacher’s Heart of Gold- Poetry challenge

by 50djohnson

 

A Teacher’s Heart of Gold

 

A Teacher’s Heart of Gold

The first day of school is special each year as I look up and down each row.

Looking at  new supplies, new shoes, new clothes, what is most important doesn’t show.

Within minutes, they show you who is the brightest star…

It’s also very evident who carries the deepest scars.

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August 16, 2016

Track To Kindness

by LuAnne Holder

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The poem pierces the night
a whistle that rounds the track
awakening the memory of
what not yet has happened

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August 4, 2016

Take Care of Each Other

by A. Marie

Take care of each other.
Whether there be Father or Mother,
Take care.

You will collide with each other.
You will inflict wounds and be wounded.

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June 14, 2016

Deliberations at my Window

by A. Marie

Little things
Hold together, dear atoms cling to form matter,
To form

This hair of mine,
These hands,
This breast,
This heart,
This mind.

Several mountains I have climbed and have never fallen,
Yet stumbled I have on a lone, poorly placed pebble.

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April 29, 2016

Love In Action

by russtowne

Love In Action

 My life changed forever

Became so much better

When I learned kindness and passion

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March 30, 2016

Satisfaction

by russtowne

Satisfaction

I’m often asked in what I believe

And the goals I’m trying to achieve.

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March 18, 2016

So Much Better

by russtowne

Ego and pettiness

Add to life’s travails.

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March 8, 2016

Solace

by russtowne

Writing brings solace

When my heart aches

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March 5, 2016

What Warms My Heart

by russtowne

Whatever wakes up

My brain cells

Is a good thing.

From fantasy,

Laughter,

And hearing children sing.

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January 28, 2014

Highs and Lows

by russtowne

Highs and Lows

I never

Feel raised up

When I

Put down

Anyone

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December 20, 2013

Joy

by russtowne

To hear the beating of the smallest heart

and pause in respect and reverence,

know and honor unspoken dreams,

welcome those with open arms

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September 5, 2013

Goodness

by Lenanoid
Photo Credit: Google Images

Photo Credit: Google Images

A patience a day
Kinds words to say
Compassion to feel
Faith to heal
Honesty to do
Strength to stay true

May 23, 2013

Home Maintenance

by russtowne

Our lawns need mowing
A cobweb’s growing
A gate is sagging
Repairs are lagging
Shelves are dusty
A latch is rusty
A faucet leaks
Our hall floor creaks
Laundry’s piled on the floor
A broken knob is on a door
Our housekeeping is far from kept
But our home’s well maintained in some respects

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May 4, 2013

Myth

by james left his hat
flickr.com

flickr.com

I choose
Mercy over madness.
Kindness over pride.
Love over lust.
Me over what is not growing me.

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April 29, 2013

Greater Than Gold

by russtowne

As I sat eating my meal
Alone in my thoughts and cares
I noticed a little girl
Turn her head and briefly stare

She saw a homeless man with a hopeless look
Who’d been hungry for far too long
Her eyes grew sad from what she saw
Then she whispered to her mom

I don’t know what she said
As she pointed to him
But when her mom smiled
There was joy in her eyes again

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March 31, 2013

Facing the Mirrors

by russtowne

Has my
Courage
Held up
On my
Darkest days
Have I helped
Those in need
Along the way

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March 6, 2013

Live and let Die

by Shashi Moore

 

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Via National Geographic (-02-hirano-shrine-Kyoto-Japan-670)

Live and let die

A check list in making

Things to live and the rest let die.

Love I say Lives, and hate dies

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February 5, 2013

Beautifiers

by russtowne

“Cheerfulness and contentment are great beautifiers and are famous preservers of youthful looks.” –Charles Dickens (Source: Wordsmith.org)

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January 29, 2013

Sing, Spirit, Sing!

by russtowne

I’d heard that when in doubt
Or faced with a tough choice
I should do the kindest thing

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January 25, 2013

What Do You Say?

by russtowne

What do you say
When someone does
Something so kind
It takes your breath
And words away

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