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The KINDNESS of a Stranger

The kindness of a stranger never ceases to astonish me Like angels from above who spread a special kind of love Seeking no reward for what to them simply comes naturally Pass them on the street ~ a kinder soul you’d never meet A deed may be a welcome smile for a damaged homeless man Whilst some would rather look away; repugnance is apparent The stranger stops to sit beside him showing that he cares Giving him the time to talk of things that he may want to share Evil came one dark cold night and stole one of his shoes The stranger asked his shoe size and discreetly left another pair Most days stopping if he’s passing, just to sit and have a chat To listen to his thoughts and dreams ~ they put the world to rights As winter weather worsens so the stranger worries for his plight Taking hot drinks to him daily, knitted hat to wear at night One cold dark morn before the dawn the man he sadly died The frost and cold had taken its toll and when the stranger heard he cried Sadly the man was all alone, no family no friends no one to shed tears But the stranger showed him love and care and took away his fears His soul now free he soars up high to watch the stranger going by And hopes one day to meet and thank God’s angel here on earth… Written 7th June 2020 Premier Contest 'Kindness' Sponsor Regina Riddle Contest Brian's Select 7 Sponsor Brian Strand HONORABLE MENTION

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Date: 6/15/2020 4:17:00 PM
Remarkable lines, true words, amazing piece from a very deep and wise mind. I love every bit of this. Great work Ann.
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Ann Gilmour
Date: 6/18/2020 5:11:00 PM
Oh bless you dear Funom for your kind words ~ thank you... With kindest thoughts Ann xx
Date: 6/10/2020 3:24:00 PM
Such beautiful words Ann! I have always been fascinated by the kindness shown by strangers. Gestures with selfless emotions give us a hint of the grace of God. You have such a wonderful heart that pours these words. God bless you. Much love :)
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Date: 6/10/2020 4:00:00 PM
Bless you dear Aditi and thank you so much my friend for your beautiful comments. I think these kindly souls are so special and maybe they are God's angels on earth... With kindest thoughts dear Aditi from Ann xx
Date: 6/8/2020 3:30:00 PM
A nice piece Ann shows what kindness when coming from the heart can do, Hope all well with you, my special friend, God bless, Gordon
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Date: 6/9/2020 6:04:00 AM
Ohhh bless you dear Gordon for your sweet comments, I truly appreciate your kindness and love to hear from you my friend. Hope you are both well. With kindest thoughts Ann xx
Date: 6/7/2020 12:53:00 PM
A little kindness costs nothing and goes a long way. Tom
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Date: 6/7/2020 2:58:00 PM
That is so true Tom and the world would be a much nicer place if everyone lived by this ethos. Hope your weekend has not been too wet, although the plants and gardens certainly needed it. With kindest thoughts Ann xx
Date: 6/7/2020 9:59:00 AM
such random acts of kindness are so rewarding to the recipient and giver alike - beautifully penned - a thought provoking piece my friend. have a wonderful Sunday:-) hugs Jan xx
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Date: 6/7/2020 2:55:00 PM
Many thanks dear Jan; yes you are right about both parties getting as much out of it as the other. I used to be a volunteer at a playgroup for young children with a learning disability, some were profoudly disabled and each child had to have a volunteer with them. It was quite challenging at times, but oh did I love it, as I loved the children too. You are in my thoughts Jan, with kindest thoughts and hugs Annxx
Date: 6/7/2020 7:45:00 AM
Some people are are so very kind--your poem renews faith in humanity, Ann.
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Ann Gilmour
Date: 6/7/2020 2:49:00 PM
Ohhh bless you dear Vijay, yes despite everything there are still lots of very kindhearted people on this earth. Take care my friend. With kindest thoughts Ann xx
Date: 6/7/2020 7:23:00 AM
Well written Ann. A powerful poem that means so much! I hope you are well. You are in my thoughts. Take care :)
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Date: 6/7/2020 2:47:00 PM
Thank you dear Heidi I appreciate your comments very much and I do hope you are continuing your recovery my friend. I am okay, but I think it will be a long time before things get back to how they were - if ever! Take care my friend. With kindest thoughts Ann xx