We’ve Run Out of Kindness

we’ve run out of kindness
and compassion somehow
the world just seems
too distracted and enraged
no one can tell the light
from the shadows anymore,
most of us feeling
alone and betrayed

what is there
to live for each day
when all of us struggle
to find a bit of good
in everyone we meet
everywhere we go,
all of us just wanting
to be seen and be understood?

19: Blink

Blink and you’ll miss it,
the old woman said
and before you know it,
it’ll be the end

and you’ll realize too late
that you’ve yet to step out that door
even if you have no idea yet
what treasures to look for

for there’s so much to see
out there in the sun
so much to experience
before this short life is done

a kind smile
can light up one’s day
or just a look that says you care
when there’s nothing left to say

So stop your worrying,
don’t wait too late
take that step you’ve been dreaming of
there’s so much at stake.

via Daily Prompt: Blink


Soft drinks, electronics, nutrient-free snacks — you can get all of those from a vending machine. But what type of vending machine is sorely needed but doesn’t yet exist?

Image by MorrighansMuse

Kindness, compassion, generosity
if only these were as abundant as candy
but they’re not, they’re hard to find
probably difficult for most, these days, to be kind
so instead of a snicker
here’s a smile, it’s quicker –
though its authenticity just might be
harder to find


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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.

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Daily Prompt: Stay A While

Tell us about the nicest thing you’ve ever done.

Photographers, artists, poets: show us KINDNESS.

It never hurts to practice kindness
even during the worst of days
when all we want to do is
hide in our private place
when someone out there
just needs a smile
a kind word.
Stay, a


Nonet: A nonet is a type of poem which has nine lines, with the first line having 9 syllables, the second 8 syllables, the third 7 until the ninth line has only one. Some nonnets may also have an iambic meter (stress on every other syllable).

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