Poetry Sunday: Dear Kindness


Dear Kindness


Dear Kindness:


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.

 All other photos and original content is copyrighted and the sole property of Donna Donabella @ Living From Happiness, 2014-2018.  Any reprints or use of other photos or content is by permission only.

44 Replies to “Poetry Sunday: Dear Kindness”

    1. I am pleased it is a balm for you Sherry. It certainly has been for me. It all does seem such a mess, but below that mess there is still our basic love and kindness…..as I wipe away the mess it shines through brighter and brighter for me to help me get through.

  1. As Mark Twain has said, kindness is a language that the deaf can hear and the blind can see. more so it is needed in today’s world.

  2. Oh Donna! Your poem brought tears to my eyes as I read and came to; ” I must not lose faith in you”.. in this cold and darkening world it is difficult to hold on where most have abandoned kindness along the way. I truly needed to read this today to remind myself to shun fear and let inner light of kindness shine through. *sending love and hugs*

  3. I remember a flat mate did my ironing once in the late 70s.The fact that this is stamped on my memory means that acts of kindness have never featured much in my life. I just thought that was normal life..Obviously others have different experiences. Some cultures may be kinder to each other but on the rare occasion I see kindness I am always overwhelmed. Life is very brutal. Now you have inspired me to write a poem about it. Thanks:)

    1. It is sad that kindness is rare, and I think many cultures, even my own, need lots of reminders and models….I don’t believe life was made to be brutal but it has gotten out of hand and is now time for us to bring back kindness….honest kindness. I am pleased my poem inspired you!

  4. From your mouth to God’s ear, my friend! I’m reminded of the current country hit song by Tim McGraw “Humble and Kind”, which never fails to tug on my heart strings. Let us pray for an epidemic of kindness!

  5. This is a good reminder. We must remember to be kind in spite of so much unkindness in the world! We have to take
    control of what we can in our own environment and touch those in our lives with kindness.

  6. Usually I’m very full of hope and faith. Lately, this hasn’t been so. I can’t tell you how much your words have uplifted my spirit, made me remember what I believe – that love is everything. Thank you for reminding me that this belief needs practice. Blessings to you.

  7. This is powerful and important. We must take ownership of that which we want to see happen in our world – and you have articulated that brilliantly, here.

  8. If we cand do nothing else, we can always be kind, even if or when our heart is not really in it.

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