Written for:  Poets United Midweek Motif~Kindness  (posted by Susan)
In a new poem, show us how you know/imagine kindness and its possibility.

“Guard well within yourself that treasure, kindness. Know how to give without hesitation, how to lose without regret, how to acquire without meanness.”
― George Sand

A part of kindness
is patience,
and desire
to truly give of yourself
without seeking praise.

About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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25 Responses to Definition

  1. Vicki says:

    Beautifully said, Sara. Loved it.


  2. susanstoo says:

    I hope you find yourself often in the presence of this kindness.


  3. Yes, the kindnesses no one sees are the best ones.


  4. R says:

    Kindness and praise are antithetical.


  5. thotpurge says:

    without seeking praise…. says it all!


  6. Marja says:

    Love this this is exactly true


  7. oldegg says:

    Praise is good to hear about later but not at the time!


  8. Sumana Roy says:

    So very true.


  9. Mary says:

    Yes – giving of oneself without seeking praise — that is TRUE kindness!


  10. magicalmysticalteacher says:

    “without seeking praise”—that’s the hard part! 😉


  11. exsquisite, Sara! 🙂


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