Domino ( a poem of encouragement)

dominoes of life...
dominoes of life...
Dominoes begat others...
Dominoes begat others...
Each one promiotes encouragement to another in turn...
Each one promiotes encouragement to another in turn...
One domino bumps another, passing the goodwill onward...
One domino bumps another, passing the goodwill onward...
A continuing reassurance and sharing of a brotherly conscience in our lives...
A continuing reassurance and sharing of a brotherly conscience in our lives...
Such a simple thing is a fond hello...one small domino...
Such a simple thing is a fond hello...one small domino...


Just that one positive word, or in a single sentence of affirmation,

May change the day, encourage a life, support in its confirmation.

Better days absorbed in sunshine, leaving stormy weather behind,

Has an effect, the negative to reject, and a renewing of every mind.



Domino, so well we know, ever approaching in an incessant refrain,

Passing on the goodness so shone, as a rainbow, after the rain.

When we may bestow, goodwill we know, has such a vibrant effect,

The human equation, such a grand persuasion, a gift of all's respect.



One, two, three, in succession then to see, each domino does fall,

A reflection of every rightful act, no matter how great or how small.

Passing it onward, is received by the next, a brightening of the day,

Our precious endeavors, warm spirits to reveal, this in every way.



The white spots on this small dark block, all multiples of generosity,

As surely as the clock strikes twelve, a dozen more, as benevolently.

When each block tumbles a new one then, to release a spontaneity,

Every blessing counted in its intent, much a product of synchronicity.






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All to begin with just one single seed...a domino of life...
All to begin with just one single seed...a domino of life...

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Reynold Jay 11 months ago from Saginaw, Michigan

Wonderful inspiring thoughts expressed. I'll think of my acts of kindness ( there should be more of them) as a domino from this day. L


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whonunuwho 11 months ago from United States Author

Thank you so very much my friend and many blessings to you and yours at Christmas. whonu


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Ericdierker 11 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

What a marvelous way of looking at life. Thank you for sharing this with us.


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bravewarrior 11 months ago from Central Florida

Pay it forward. Each act of kindness does indeed have a domino effect. Brilliantly said, whonu!


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whonunuwho 11 months ago from United States Author

Thank you my friend and many blessings. whonu


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whonunuwho 11 months ago from United States Author

My thanks to Eric and bravewarrior for your nice reviews. whonu


Pearl Sepuya 11 months ago

I love this, thank you for such beautiful words


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MsDora 11 months ago from The Caribbean

I've got chrysanthemums blooming in my yard right now. They, like your words, are messengers of encouragement and goodwill. Thanks for the inspiration.


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gerimcclym 11 months ago from Colorado

A beautiful illustration of how our kind actions towards others has an ongoing effect, impacting multiple lives as the kindness is passed on. I agree with your words that just one positive word may change the day or encourage the life of someone. So true and thank you for your inspiring poem!


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whonunuwho 11 months ago from United States Author

Thank you so much my friend and blessings on this fine December day. whonu


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billybuc 11 months ago from Olympia, WA

Wishing you and yours a very MERRY CHRISTMAS!


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AudreyHowitt 11 months ago from California

Beautiful and inspirational--I hope you have a wonderful holiday!


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Jodah 11 months ago from Queensland Australia

Well written whonu. The domino or butterfly effect a it is sometimes called can have a very powerful impact on others, and ultimately the entire world. I have written about "synchronicity" as coined by Carl Jung before, and my poem "I Laughed a Smile" has a similar theme to this. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.


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whonunuwho 11 months ago from United States Author

Thank you Jodah and many blessings to you and yours. whonu


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teaches12345 11 months ago

This is fantastic wisdom using dominos as a lesson for life! Best wishes for fantastic New Years. May it all fall in balance for you!


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whonunuwho 11 months ago from United States Author

Thank you my friend and best holiday wishes to you and yours. whonu

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