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One Small Step in the Right Direction

Updated on December 30, 2013

Smile at a stranger


Always speak with kind words


Laugh through all your tears


Even if it sounds absurd


We could change this sad old world


With one good deed to another


We can create our own happiness


If we help our fellow brothers


Every small step we take


Each compassionate action


Every random act of kindness


Could help our society if only a fraction


2011 Moira G. Gallaga©

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      Moira Garcia Gallaga 

      6 years ago from Lisbon, Portugal

      Thanks very much for the vote of confidence and for linking my work to your Facebook page. As I mentioned to prairieprincess, I'm not as confident about the quality of my poetry so your comments serve as very good motivation to keep trying my hand at it.

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      epigramman 

      6 years ago

      ..wow you are my hero for this one and another posting to my Facebook page with a direct link back here - for some of the most beautiful and profound words I've ever read at the Hub - you have a simple way of getting your words across and it's simply beautiful.

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      Moira Garcia Gallaga 

      6 years ago from Lisbon, Portugal

      Thank you for your kind words prairieprincess, I'm glad you liked the poem. I really appreciate your positive feedback as I am not as confident about my poetry as I am with my essays.

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      Moira Garcia Gallaga 

      6 years ago from Lisbon, Portugal

      Buddhkist, I really do hope that the age of compassion is upon us. We need it now more than ever, greed and selfishness will be humanity's downfall. As the cliche goes, we only have one world and we all have to learn how to live in it and get along with each other. Thank you for your comment.

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      Moira Garcia Gallaga 

      6 years ago from Lisbon, Portugal

      Thank you Deirdru and very nice observation about the trees and what it symbolizes. I didn't see it from that perspective but your point makes a lot sense and it's good you brought it up and shared it.

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      Sharilee Swaity 

      6 years ago from Canada

      This is so lovely! Thanks for sharing your poem.

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      buddhkist 

      6 years ago from State of Somewhere

      Really great hub! Reminds me of the current Wall Street protests going on and global protests. The age of compassion is already upon us. :-)

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      Derdriu 

      6 years ago

      Moiragallaga: Thank you for the poetic words and serene colors. There are trees (or tree symbols, in the case of the sign on the wall) in every one: what a symbol since they are the great replacers of carbon dioxide by oxygen!

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      Moira Garcia Gallaga 

      6 years ago from Lisbon, Portugal

      I'm glad you enjoyed this snakeslane. Thanks for dropping by.

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      Verlie Burroughs 

      6 years ago from Canada

      Nice clip of a great song, thank you moiragallaga, really enjoyed this, Regards, snakeslane

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