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A Little Kindness Never Hurts

Sit with me.
Sit with me, ragged feral,
do not be afraid,
fight for no space uncertain,
you will be soothed, you will be safe,
you only need sit with me.

Walk with me.
Walk with me, stray mongrel,
do not remain unwanted,
contest no feeding rights,
you will be fed, you will be warm,
you only need walk with me.

Speak with me.
Speak with me, forgotten pariah,
do not languish discarded,
fear no further shame,
you will be heard, you will be seen,
you only need speak with me.

Lie with me.
Lie with me, broken woman,
do not spiral into the abyss,
hold no omnipotent hurt,
you will be held, you will be loved,
you only need lie with me.

Stay with me.
Stay with me, you disaffected,
I will nurture the love
and banish the woe,
for an angel of succour told me
that a little kindness never hurts.

27th November 2018
Written for ‘A Little Kindness Never Hurts’ poetry contest,
Sponsored by Brenda Chiri

Copyright © | Year Posted 2018




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Date: 1/4/2020 5:52:00 AM
nice write. probably not nearly enough kindness in this world. feel free to see and/or comment on mine on poetrysoup. from daniel schack. happy new year.
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Lawrence Sharp
Date: 1/8/2020 5:16:00 AM
Thanks for stopping by, Daniel, appreciated. Will check your works out soon.
Date: 12/29/2019 8:37:00 AM
A wonderful poem that speaks of kindness in a meaningful way.
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Date: 1/8/2020 5:13:00 AM
Thanks, Franci, visit and comment very well received.
Date: 12/26/2019 10:28:00 AM
Congrats on making the top 100 Lawrence. I do remember liking this poem.
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Date: 1/8/2020 5:12:00 AM
Thanks, Charlie. Long time ago. If anyone still reads it, then it's all good.
Date: 12/23/2018 3:04:00 AM
I like your style and your use of words. This poem definitely not overcooked. Hope a little kindness comes your way over holidays. Best regards David in NZ
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Date: 12/23/2018 7:26:00 AM
Thank you very much, David, and may your holiday season also be a very peaceful one. Greetings from Johannesburg.
Date: 12/13/2018 7:09:00 AM
hi, that's wonderful. Living it out will make our world more habitable.
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Date: 12/13/2018 9:35:00 AM
Thank you very much for visit and comment, Paul, very pleased that you enjoyed.
Date: 12/11/2018 2:09:00 PM
Lawrence, that was absolutely beautiful. It spoke to me in so many ways that as I read through, I started getting a little choked up. It is such a simple thing to be kind. We all need a delicate word. Thanks for this!
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Date: 12/11/2018 11:05:00 PM
Thanks, Gabrielle, really glad you liked it, and very glad to see you again.
Date: 12/10/2018 6:59:00 PM
Wow - congrats on your most deserved top win, Lawrence. I love the way you constructed your awesome poem. Beautiful flow.
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Date: 12/11/2018 9:22:00 AM
Thanks so much, Line, very kind words greatly valued.
Date: 12/10/2018 1:06:00 PM
- Being kind is undoubtedly what people should put highest in everyday life, Lawrence :) - Congratulations on your winning poem :) - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
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Date: 12/11/2018 9:21:00 AM
Thank you for visit and comment, SS, greatly appreciated.
Date: 12/10/2018 7:53:00 AM
"I will nurture the love and banish the woe..." What a commitment! Your poem reminded me of the Lord Jesus' goodness and graciousness since He practiced loving kindness. Congratulations! God bless you.
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Date: 12/10/2018 9:35:00 AM
Thank you very much for visit and comment, Beata; Peace and rest.
Date: 12/8/2018 5:04:00 AM
Interesting work. Romantic in an unusual way even though it seems to be speaking about a wild cat that once was domesticated? Sara
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Date: 12/8/2018 7:09:00 AM
A wild cat can be one of any number of beneficiaries, or, just as easily, one of any number of benefactors. Thank you for visit and comment, pleased to have you here.
Date: 12/8/2018 3:18:00 AM
Kindness is true when it reveals itself as expansive- a fragrant quality that soaks into the fabric of life with its healing gifts. I found your thoughtful gifts of kind acts expressed here, comforting, and inspirational. For if we do not have the means to save everyone, can we not, at least, bring the angel of succor for a while to those abandoned and lost? A fav. (((HUGS)))
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Date: 12/8/2018 4:33:00 AM
Thank you, AM, your words are kind, and very insightful.
Date: 12/4/2018 5:49:00 PM
Hello Lawrence,a little kindness never hurts. Two days ago i was in a line up for coffee at a coffee shop, A homeless woman was behind me, i spoke to her. We had a good chat, she told me how hard it was to beg for some coins for a cup of coffee.Then before she left, I told her to have a nice day. Bye for now.
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Date: 12/4/2018 10:29:00 PM
Thanks for visit and comment, Darlene.
Date: 12/4/2018 3:55:00 PM
Love the build up verse by verse, truly a beautiful poem.. love it..
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Date: 12/4/2018 10:28:00 PM
Thanks, Harry, very high praise from a fine poet like you, really appreciated.
Date: 12/2/2018 7:18:00 PM
Beautiful poem, beautiful rhythm ...
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Date: 12/2/2018 10:38:00 PM
Thank you, Pashang, too kind, I appreciate your words very much.
Date: 12/2/2018 3:10:00 PM
Belated Congratulations on having this wonderful poem honored with POTD Lawrence! : )
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Date: 12/2/2018 10:35:00 PM
Thank you very much, Connie, good to have you here, and very pleased for your encouraging words.
Date: 12/2/2018 8:30:00 AM
Congrats for climbing the best poem chart, Lawrence.
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Date: 12/2/2018 12:46:00 PM
Thanks Vijay; more than anything I hope to be able to write something once in a while that a handful of people maybe find halfway readable. Your ongoing support is truly valued.
Date: 12/2/2018 7:19:00 AM
The person you are shines through every beautiful line of this poem. I love this write, Lawrence...a fave keep writing. Have a nice Sunday :)
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Date: 12/2/2018 8:19:00 AM
Thanks, Charles, your comments are always very greatly appreciated, my friend.
Date: 12/2/2018 1:18:00 AM
Hi Lawrence, There should be more people like you, for although this is only a poem, a little bit of ourselves is always present when we write poetry! I have commented on a poem you wrote with the poet Robert Lindley, an excellent piece of work. I don't know if you remember. A wonderful write, All the best, Jennifer.
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Date: 12/2/2018 3:11:00 AM
Thank you very much, Jennifer, your words are very kind, and deeply appreciated.
Date: 12/1/2018 6:18:00 AM
Please accept my belated congratulations on your beautifully written gem. I thought I had commented and congratulated you previously, my dear friend. That this fine poem inspired me to write to enter Brenda's contest is a testament to its high quality and poetic inspiration born from a great poet!
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Date: 12/1/2018 7:14:00 AM
Thank you Robert, particularly special coming from a poet as inspirational as you.
Date: 11/29/2018 11:58:00 PM
Love your approach and content; an impressive write, well worth reading slowly that it may fully grab one. I like this very much. All the best ... CayCay
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Date: 11/30/2018 3:35:00 AM
Thank you, CC, kind words very well received.
Date: 11/29/2018 11:33:00 PM
The world would be a better place...nice write, Lawrence!
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Date: 11/30/2018 3:33:00 AM
Thanks, James, good to see you here, visit and comment appreciated.
Date: 11/29/2018 11:25:00 PM
Kindness so generously given in this lovely poem. Congrats on POTD too.
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Date: 11/30/2018 3:32:00 AM
Thanks very much, Carole, very good to have you here.
Date: 11/29/2018 6:42:00 PM
Congratulations on POTD with this awesome write, enjoy the honor ~
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Date: 11/29/2018 10:36:00 PM
Thank you, DH, very glad to have you here, and encouragement very well received.
Date: 11/29/2018 3:41:00 PM
This is lovely, Lawrence. Best of luck in the contest.
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Date: 11/29/2018 10:35:00 PM
Thanks, Jim, glad you enjoyed, and very pleased for your visit and comment.
Date: 11/29/2018 1:47:00 PM
- It does not cost one calorie to be kind ... lovely p.o.t.d., Lawrence - Congratulations :) - And ... luck in the contest - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
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Date: 11/29/2018 10:34:00 PM
Thank you, Sunshine, very pleased to have you here.
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