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Kind Haven

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Kind Haven

At long day’s end, our thoughts may stray to where we long to wend our way- a peaceful place where we dismiss all things in life that are amiss and none are wont to cause dismay. From hectic jobs, without delay, our footsteps hasten us to this kind haven that can bring such bliss at long day’s end. With no safe home where one can stay, how sad to face the world’s cruel fray, to have no family to miss nor one who waits with welcome kiss and words of comfort sweet to say at long day’s end. (I know this is not about "random" acts of kindness, but in today's society, I see so many acts of unkindness within families. I think it all starts in the home, and if we could all go to our homes feeling it were a safe haven, the whole world would become a better place.)

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  1. Date: 8/1/2014 6:08:00 AM
    An empty home has little solace to ease the worldly woes. And worthless words like empty chalice will parch from head to toe. To find one's way back to the fold where love and comfort live. The message that I think we need, is always to forgive. Peace. :)

  1. Date: 7/29/2014 7:37:00 AM
    Andrea So sad and heartfelt. The truth and honesty in this write touches the reader making them think of every word and how it happens way too often. Thank you for the wonderful comment on my Heroes poem

  1. Date: 7/29/2014 1:53:00 AM
    Family that loves unconditionally, is a real blessing. A very moving piece Andrea!

  1. Date: 7/28/2014 8:24:00 AM
    A great poem and subject sadly so true in all areas... A place to escape to is a necessity, where we can find time to breathe and renew ready to face the world again.

  1. Date: 7/27/2014 11:34:00 PM
    Touching - that is what I have to say about this poem. Peace & Love Matthew Anish

  1. Date: 7/27/2014 9:20:00 PM
    Absolutely, dear Andrea... Even good families miss a lot of quality time together playing on their cell phones. I see it all the time. Small children trying to talk to parents in restaurants and they totally ignore them.. Sure it is the same in the homes.. Gl in the contest.. Hugs.. Arlene

  1. Date: 7/27/2014 4:42:00 PM
    Andrea; I agree with you. When My husband was alive - nit felt good to come home from work. He would welcome me with a kiss and a cup of coffee, or hot cocoa. It is not like that anymore. Thanks for sharing... Lucilla Soup Mail

  1. Date: 7/27/2014 11:33:00 AM
    A great write on a sad subject. Last stanza was the crown that topped it off. I allowed a 17 year old friend to stay at my apartment in 1973 for 7 months because his Dad beat him so severely whenever the worthless scum(the dad) came home mad and drunk. Eventually he got a job and moved out on his own. This should do very well in the contest...

  1. Date: 7/27/2014 8:01:00 AM
    This would be a very sad scenario indeed. What great rhythm.

  1. Date: 7/27/2014 6:12:00 AM
    Bravo!!!!! Well said. Kids learn to react to the world based on what they receive from those closest to them.

  1. Date: 7/27/2014 4:02:00 AM
    whole lotta rhyming goin on in this piece! Startin' to write like me...:) Well, I like the poem quite a bit. And agree with the elements you speak of here. Hey, on a side note, you know the man crush comment you made about the tribute I did to a poet on here? Well, he must have taken it as I was slamming him negatively. Suddenly Ive been blocked? I thought it was pretty clear that I thoroughly love the kid's poetry. He must not have seen it that way. Oh well? so much for Ode's and tributes:)

  1. Date: 7/26/2014 9:46:00 PM
    the greatest gift any parent can give is to make sure the craziness they grew up with ends with them and to break its cycle

  1. Date: 7/26/2014 8:12:00 PM
    Sow well the seeds and the tree shall bare fruit. A well constructed fruitful poem.

  1. Date: 7/26/2014 7:27:00 PM
    I agree with your footnotes, great poem as always Andrea

  1. Date: 7/26/2014 7:17:00 PM
    The broken, least of these, need an unconditional kindness!

  1. Date: 7/26/2014 7:12:00 PM
    Beautiful, Andrea.... Kindness and love begin in the home. You've captured this so well. If we had sold strong families, which are the basic elements of our society, this world would be a better place as you so wonderfully explained in your footnote. Hugs.I've deleted some of my work...a period of darkness. The Naani was one of them. It's not re-edited. Hugs

  1. Date: 7/26/2014 5:49:00 PM
    It is sad Andrea... I know many homeless people that I have seen on a daily bases..don't know any names but do recognize the faces...Most are collecting scrap or panhandling...I have given them food, gloves and even money...most are just happy with a warm greeting..hugs Tim