You are the best part of me~of all of us. And we desperately need to let your light shine out from our hearts and souls now more than ever. I am feeling lost, forlorn and deeply dark within as your light is being overshadowed by hate and fear.
You have taught me that to know you, to be part of you, I must make a commitment. For you are a practice~one I must exercise daily or become atrophied, rotted, forever in despair. And only with practice can I know you better, can I become more accomplished at letting your light shine.
But most of all I must not forget that kindness must be given willingly to all; nature and mankind alike. None must be forgotten, none must be left out or left behind. Nor should I forget the most important kindness, to myself. For without that I cannot hope to bring you to the rest of the world.
So as I move forward, dear kindness, I must not lose faith in you. I must remember that I do not have to live in the dark recesses of a hopeless, anguished world. Not as long as your light is stoked, fed and tended within….bringing out the best in me!
© Donna Donabella 2018
I am bringing you another epistolary poem from a letter I wrote in April of 2016. This one has been edited quite a bit in light of the world in which we live. A world that is desperately in need of kindness….for all. And not easily found.
The pictures are of a spring wreath looking out into my March spring garden covered in snow. The crystal stick is a special rainbow maker from a dear friend.
I am joining in with Poets United for their weekly poetry link up for poets who blog.
I leave you with a few additional words about Dear Kindness. I welcome you to download the photo and share it.