Compassion Poem

The Essence Of Kindness

Kindness is necessary as we deal daily with others. It's a fundamental Christian value, though sometimes easy to forget. I wrote this poem because I needed a simple reminder of the essence of kindness.

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How Often, If Only...

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Published: February 2018

If only
We'd have helping hands that lead,
Open arms accepting those in need,
Not fingers pointing out misdeeds.

If only
We'd have tender lips full of smiles,
Gently speaking the truth instead of lies,
Not a caustic tongue that beguiles.

If only
We'd have eyes keen for good results,
And not leering eyes that insult,
Or ones always searching for faults.

If only
We'd have a gentle soul willing to forgive,
A tender heart that offers reprieve,
Not one that is flinty and stiff.

How often
We'd have goodwill with our fellow being,
Get by with even those who seem mean,
And enjoy peace without and within.

If only....

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