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Below is the poem entitled THANKS TO KINDNESS which was written by poet nette onclaud. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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Riddled face, weary under clouds quite late, night of hope screeches of decent meal to eat. A boy cups his hands again, a hunched fate plucking tin can on lanes primed for the elite. Cold the body wrapped like soiled paper bag approaching cars and men with dollar points, and bypassed like a nameless stamp, a rag while he coughs for some gentle plea: coins, coins. Then, the waif rushed to me near the helm claiming a folder got pinned on my backseat door, with pure kindness in his eyes; I felt ashamed casting doubt on his intent, my breath appalled. “Thank you”, let’s talk a while was my invite as we dined, the stench of poverty I dismissed. Gazing at a warm face that spoke of grim plight, he longed of math and arts , important on his list. This boy, stirring me back to values of kindness, received a free education in lower grade school. The folder he saw, a prize I won as bonus reclaimed my sense of charity, my inner jewel. Thank You Contest: Patricia Ellis

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  1. Date: 2/3/2013 8:25:00 AM
    Nette, this was a wonderful poem of yours I had missed seeing. Also I am here to ask where you are. Lots of people miss you. Please let us know what's up!!

  1. Date: 12/21/2012 10:17:00 PM
    where are you..Nette.... are you okay???? xox~pd

  1. Date: 11/11/2012 9:45:00 AM
    Excellent, one kind of dedication. Loved always, bl

  1. Date: 11/10/2012 8:30:00 AM
    Loved it... nothing more to say my dear Nette! Big big hugs, Jack

  1. Date: 11/10/2012 8:07:00 AM
    your poem is well titled, dear nette, this is a wonderful caring and well constructed poem,, it has been a honour to read this......

  1. Date: 11/9/2012 3:28:00 PM
    wow!!! just beautiful, what more can be said

  1. Date: 11/9/2012 2:23:00 PM
    I believe you are the Jewel my friend! This is a very special, truly wondrous write! Nette, you have exceeded any of my expectations with this tremendous poem! You surely have delighted me with this superior piece, Great Work!!

  1. Date: 11/9/2012 1:44:00 PM
    I love stories like this. When you take the time and talk to the homeless, you find the only difference between us is living conditions! They too want to be acknowledge as a human being! When you do a good deed, the reward is that warm feeling in your stomach, that cannot purchased, but is achieved through an act of love! U GO GIRL....TWO THUMBS UP AND A HUG!

  1. Date: 11/9/2012 1:00:00 PM
    Such genuine kindness. I wish more poeple would do random acts of kindness. I went to enter your contest with Hot Coals, but it had already closed. Next time I'll write faster.

  1. Date: 11/9/2012 12:47:00 PM
    Touched, touched! An extraordinary read with a rewarding ending. Your poetry exceeds expectations.

  1. Date: 11/9/2012 12:23:00 PM
    Oh what you stirred in my heart Nette. Simply amazing writing. Yes a jewel you are my friend. Big Hug (XXX) Love, Carol

  1. Date: 11/9/2012 12:14:00 PM
    A wonderful story in this poem Nette!Love this very much.

  1. Date: 11/9/2012 12:13:00 PM
    A soft and lovely poem Nette - you are a jewel !!!!! Have a nice weekend. - oxox / / Anne-Lise

  1. Date: 11/9/2012 12:12:00 PM