Compassion Poem

Poem About Smiling Makes The World A Better Place

At 96, I seldom get out anymore, but when I do, I like to people watch. It saddens me how to see the indifference that seems to be prevalent. I always try to smile at people, and usually the first response is surprise, then a bit of a shaky smile. Children are more apt to spontaneously smile back. The conflict between races is creating an unfriendly world. Each one of us needs to do our part to make it better.

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Nature's Way

© more by Alora M. Knight

Published by Family Friend Poems April 2018 with permission of the Author.

Is there anything as tranquil
As a brightly glowing jonquil
That stands in sweet serenity,
A part of nature's tapestry?

A flower that never questions why,
The rivers flow and birds will fly,
Content to fill part of the plan,
To beautify the world of man.

If we would only realize
We, too, can help to glorify,
To find within each passing day
A happiness along the way.

A loving hug or cheerful smile
Can help to make a life worthwhile.
If all would lend a helping hand,
We soon would have a world so grand.



Words have always been an important part of my life. My mother taught to read before I started school and coached me through winning spelling contests. I had to learn the meaning of the words, too. I've written books and articles for Salesian Inspirational Mission, Chicken Soup for the Sister's Soul, for newspapers and magazines, but receiving...

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