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Kindness Rare

When I was young
The world I knew was very kind.
When I was young
My mama said to hold my tongue,
To not say things which harm or bind,
To offer help to maimed or blind.
When I was young.

Now that I’m old
The world around me seems less kind.
Now that I’m old
Kindness is lacking or is doled.
Each person searching wealth to find,
From Mama’s standards have resigned,
Now that I’m old.

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  1. Date: 12/19/2012 10:12:00 PM
    Joyce, congratulations with your awesome win in Debbie's "Rondelets OR Simply 7 lines" contest... always~ pd

  1. Date: 12/15/2012 5:24:00 AM
    Congratulation Joyce love xx

  1. Date: 12/14/2012 4:04:00 PM
    You know I do find folks KINDER since I let my hair gray? I hope you are well and happy this holiday season. Congrad's on your win. Light & Love

  1. Date: 12/14/2012 2:29:00 AM
    Very well written Joyce! I like the transition from childhood to adulthood and how you've shown the changes brought about by passing years in terms of how kindness has become almost non-existent. Nice!

  1. Date: 12/13/2012 8:31:00 PM
    It is true that we see things differently through the eyes of the old, Take heart kindness still exists, We just need to search for it A little harder in places Still kind hearts do exist, xxx