In Search of Kindness

In Search of Kindness, M. Mair, original art

In Search of Kindness, Margaret Mair, original art

Where did kindness go?
Is it hiding under a rock
That someone threw?
Has it gone underground
Until times are safer
And it can emerge
Without fear?
Is it cowering behind
Some leaden shield
Held up against
Soul-shattering words
Thrown like daggers?
What will we do
In hostile times
If kindness should hide
Its light under a bushel
Of abuse and anger
Stored up in a basket
Of righteousness?
Kindness, now is the time
To show us your strength,
To lay healing hands
Upon our bruised spirits,
To lend your light
So our reddened eyes
May see a way
To share your ancient balm
With all the wounded souls
That cry to the heavens
Around us.
Kindness, listen to our pleas:
Come out from your dark place
So that we may emerge from ours.

Written by Margaret Mair
Picture, original art by Margaret Mair

6 responses to “In Search of Kindness

  1. Inese Poga Art plus Life

    Very good question. Where did it go, indeed? I find that there is a lot of intolerance, hate and lack of empathy out there. Being kind to others and supporting them in bad times is all we can do because we never know when we will need somebody else’s help and support. Very genuine and true words, Margaret. Something that everybody should think about and use in their daily lives.

  2. Wise words for troubled times Margaret.

  3. A true anthem to human kindness, Margaret. We have felt its absence.

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