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Listen

LISTEN

Advice from the heart
In all our interactions
We should be kinder

Leave Be

LEAVE BE

Kindness is our magic
Love a tiny flower
Don’t pluck it leave it be
Here’s where our future lies

Appreciated (30d)

APPRECIATED

Kindly words
Never come amiss
Both hearts are
Uplifted
Let us ensure they never
Go out of fashion

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Shadorma November

Gentle

GENTLE

Gentle is best
I’m sure I read that
Somewhere
Or maybe dreamt it
Who’s to say?

But if not
Then maybe t’is I
Should write it
Right here, right now
Gentle is best

And always

A Quality Of Mercy

A QUALITY OF MERCY

Do not be ashamed
When you’re less than silver-tongued
Always remember

When you hesitate
Or can’t find the words you want
To “Er …” is human

Midas Well (And Why Not?)

MIDAS WELL (AND WHY NOT?)

Say yes to life’s joys
Inexhaustible riches
So be round, not sharp

Patient And Kindly

PATIENT AND KINDLY

You do/will not understand (my view of) it
Therefore your viewpoint is invalid
Therefore you are invalid

When you both do this to one another
You can go on arguing
And get nowhere
Until one of three things happens

Give up – avoid in future – pretend
Win: triumph and submission (bribe – threaten – bully)
You start the killing

As a child
Watched parents
Other adults
Other children
Saw the games
Vowed to avoid that
And seek another way

Let us stop a while
Slip into Patient And Kindly mode
Slow down, take time
Let us work together

To examine your viewpoint
And all its implications
Inevitable and likely
With the use of reason and openness
Without emotional turmoil

Then let us do the same with mine
Let us together decide on a plan
Come out with something
We can both stand behind
And be modestly proud of
With nothing to hide from anyone

This is what turns a politician
Into a statesman

And we are all politicians
And we all have that choice
Of course to work properly
You both have to join in

Life And Soul

LIFE AND SOUL

Like air and water
Perennially timely
Compassion; kindness

Daily Life

DAILY LIFE

yesterday
forgot and forgave
made an effort

as a result
was aware of kindness

felt connection
spoke with mindful effort
in a gesture of friendship

noticed
was aware

said yes
was touched

I love
daily life
…..
…..
5. Blackout for Daily Life

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– This blackout poem was extracted, with permission, from istopforsuffering’s post “Speech – the dangers and opportunities”. (http://istopforsuffering.wordpress.com/2013/02/27/speech-the-dangers-and-opportunities/)

Kindness

KINDNESS

Be kind to yourself
But not indulgent
Return from distraction
Again and again

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