Daily Prompt: This Much I Know

Have you got a code you live by? What are the principles or set of values you actively apply in your life?

photo by L. Stancin

This much I know at the moment –
that life is too short to not think of others
and how they might be feeling,
that even on the worst of days, when all you wan to do
is scream at the world, when everything you know is reeling
scream your rage in silence if you must,
for someone out there just might be in need
of your smile,  a gentle look, and a nod of trust.
Until then, do unto others as you would wish them
to do unto you.  Be good, be considerate.
And to your heart and soul, be true.

Daily Prompt

12 thoughts on “Daily Prompt: This Much I Know

  1. I have a code I try to live by. I try to tell the truth and believe others are truthful to me, respect people’s basic human rights and fight for them, not hurt anyone and try to do kindness where I can.

    1. I think we all would like to do unto others as we wish them to do unto us. Unfortunately life isn’t entirely black and white and there’s just way too much gray at times…but we do our best no matter what 🙂

      1. Some people do not behave as if they expected others to do unto them.
        Anyways the title of this post is giving me a Spandau Ballet flashback 😀

  2. Your poem touched a nerve today because this morning I am an unfortunate roadkill of one of those few people who do not see the value in that creed of doing unto others as you wish them to do unto you. I thought it was a beautiful poem and I am sure that, when you wrote it, you probably did not think it will actually make someone cry -which is always a very, very good thing. It means your art has moved someone, and isn’t that the point?

    1. I’m so glad to hear that the poem touched you and hope that it helped in some way. I love how poetry can touch people long after it’s written and your comment is a gentle reminder to me to write more of it.

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