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Rebuild Human Kindness - A Poem

Updated on March 27, 2012
The simple beauties are what make me stop and smile as I worry about the way people of the world treat one another. Let us hope, someday in some way, we learn to rebuild human kindness.
The simple beauties are what make me stop and smile as I worry about the way people of the world treat one another. Let us hope, someday in some way, we learn to rebuild human kindness. | Source

Weeping willow please don't cry
Spread towards the river for the creeks are dry.
The world has become enraged
People destroying people.
The church bells no longer ring
Down comes the steeple.
Fire beneath us and heavens above
The rest of damnation rivals our love.
We lash out, we scream, we abuse, and accuse
Yet when offered an answer we often refuse.
The test of humanity to save one another
Instead we crucify and destroy each other.
Our hearts used and broken
Yet words to heal are rarely spoken
Chance and happenstance we depend upon
Rarely choosing to create purpose to rely on.
We ask, we pray, we command and insist
Yet fail to abide by rules to coexist.
Venture not into a world unknown
Without first accepting you may be on your own.
It is no others cause to be blamed
Ask for help, there is no shame.
Love to be loved and if so inclined - love without expectation
With heart-felt kindness, love and dedication.
Give to those who have asked for none
Feel the power of your own love.
Blessed be you, the one who gives with no name
And asks for nothing just the same.
Then for once we as a people
Will rebuild our churches and ring bells in our steeples.

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      Tams R 5 years ago from Missouri

      Vocalcoach,

      Thank you! I agree. The bad thing to me is that most people know what it takes, but fail to institute change in their own lives.

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      Audrey Hunt 5 years ago from Nashville Tn.

      Rebuilding human kindness begins with change. You have written the key ingredients here. Love is the only way. Your lovely poetry says it all!

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      Tams R 5 years ago from Missouri

      Thank you Angela!

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      Angela Brummer 5 years ago from Lincoln, Nebraska

      This is just beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

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      Tams R 5 years ago from Missouri

      BeyondMax,

      The only way to fail is to quit. In a world filled with negativity and terrible things happening each second all we have is hope for change.

      Thank you for reading and commenting. You sure have been busy tonight. Thank you for all your great comments.

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      BeyondMax 5 years ago from Sydney, Australia

      Breathtaking picture, I felt myself flying among those guys out there. Such beautiful words, it's like you are saying never give up, no matter what! Love it.

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      Tams R 5 years ago from Missouri

      MsTarrah,

      I completely agree. We teach these basic things in our own homes to our children, but the world is constantly at war.

      I don't really know where the failure begins, but it surely exists.

      Thank you for commenting!

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      MsTarrah 5 years ago

      You provide such basic and simple advice for living. I'm not sure where or why we veer off this path. It's what we aspire to teach our children. But too often times forget it in our day to day interactions. The most complicated of situations can be remedied with the most basic of actions. Thanks for sharing....voted up :)

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      Tams R 5 years ago from Missouri

      billybuc, Nice to see you friend. I try to see things with hope. It is truly all I have and without it life is too grim to wake up.

      Love is a power when used correctly can build mountains.

      Thank you for commenting and reading my poem.

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      Tams R 5 years ago from Missouri

      Thank you ytsenoh! I agree 100%.

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Love without expectation....beautiful. All we can do is try to change the world one person at a time and the only way I know of doing that is by loving each other. Great hub, Tams, and right on with the message!

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      Cathy 5 years ago from Louisiana, Idaho, Kauai, Nebraska, South Dakota, Missouri

      Nice piece here and it contains a lot of truthfulness. Thanks very much. Love without expectations pretty much defines the unconditional nature of the way it should be.

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      Tams R 5 years ago from Missouri

      Fennelseed,

      Awesome screen name. Thank you for your kind words.

      You are right. In general if people do not find something in it for them, they do not contribute. Unfortunately while they feel that way they are only depriving themselves of the pride of doing without expecting.

      I must tell you, I am so glad you commented. I was beginning to think my hubs were invisible to the outer world. :)

      I am so glad you enjoyed the poem.

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      Annie Fenn 5 years ago from Australia

      So many truths in one poem and a simple message, a key within "Love to be loved and if so inclined - love without expectation".

      Somehow we as a society have slipped into a 'Whats in it for me' mentaility. Greed has replaced love as a motive for living.

      Your poem is awesome it details the issues and offers hope. I like this heaps, thank you Tams R, my votes to you and SHARING.