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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 1:00:00 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