When bitterness seeps in, focusing on the ordinary kindnesses brings life back into focus.

Bending back my life
To more pleasant thoughts,
More pleasant ways.
Greeting co-workers
With a smile.

Feeling welcomed
And secure,
In this,
My summer job.
Feeling needed,
Feeling knowledgeable;
Making order,
Making things secure.

Oh, I know,
A tornado
Or and intruder
Bent upon ill intent
Could burst apart
This fragile world.
But here is
The better fabric.

And in its way,
It is strong;
The kindness
Of those who are
By Nature kind.
Who love giving,
Who love making happiness.

A day that bustles
With the joyous business
Of making people
More ready to face
The trials
of this bitter world.

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  • Anupama on Jun 11, 2009

    Nice poem dear…

  • Moses Ingram on Jun 11, 2009

    How true that is, the little kindnesses are the things we should remember. A beautiful poem, thanks for sharing.

  • Karen Gross on Jun 11, 2009

    Great poem – well written! Restoring equilibruim with random acts of kindness – that could be a great motto for life. We never know when a small kindness to someone can make a huge impact.

  • Ruby Hawk on Jun 11, 2009

    Beautifully said, nothing like knowing you are doing something to make the world a better place.

  • PR Mace on Jun 11, 2009

    Beautifully said, well written.

  • rutherfranc on Jun 12, 2009

    reminiscing.. ah, one of my favorite pastimes..

  • Christine Ramsay on Jun 12, 2009

    A lovely poem. Seeing the kindness in others really makes life worthwhile.


  • Joe Dorish on Jun 12, 2009

    Stick with the kind people in life for sure and avoid the jerks like the plague if possible.

  • Atanacio on Jun 12, 2009

    I liked this write– and the title just fits perfectly

  • California Dreamer on Jun 12, 2009

    Very nice poem :)

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