remembering kindness

as a tike it was an armful

of dandelions given to Mom

or dusting without a word

a new version grew

hacking with a hoe

at moles for cranky Grandpa

then learning hard truths

as life struck blinding

barely there as I raised

boys to kinder men

teaching acceptance

for the bullied and shy

reach out just a hair beyond

while I struggled

with me, me, me

survival overwhelming all

but like wine I aged sweeter

as I reach out now

realizing with ease

giving a ride

in the dumping rain

to hold an ancient elbow

or just offer myself

a gift of one minute

shines light through

darkness and thunder

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3 thoughts on “remembering kindness

  1. Don’t make me envy you again. Yes, I know you have been privileged to help mould boys into men. Don’t rub it in.

    And may the light shine brighter yet.
    Through many more means. And unambiguous too.

love me some comments.....rock on!

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