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The Little Things in Life Matter

Updated on November 19, 2016

The smallest critters do chirp and to buzz, sending us all a message,

Although the big and tall overreach the small, do have an advantage.

We all matter just as much as you, says every little fellow, out loud.

While the rest look over, ignore the clover, their minds up in a cloud.

Just don't forget to wash your hands, the microbes out to get ya,

Every virus known to man, just waits there to take your picture.

The high and mighty seem to forget, just how they came to be,

If not for a father and mother's help, they may still be up a tree.

It takes a seed to grow some crops, the apples and the peaches,

The misguided few affect the many, to grab beyond their reaches.

Poisoning everything within sight, this is including their own kind,

They close their eyes to things that count, as if they all were blind.

One day there will be a great reckoning and a paying for their greed,

The ways they have harmed us all, and have prevented us to succeed.

Right now we have to shout to be heard, this so high above the crowd,

For each one of us seems doomed to see, all charlatans, big and loud.

The smallest and the tiniest of things do matter, this proof is all around,

The chirp of the crickets in the night, a whippoorwill's cherished sound.

A babe's sweetest coo in its mother's arms, a giggle from a small child,

The shout from a watchman in the dark, the meaning of a happy smile.


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    • whonunuwho profile imageAUTHOR


      24 months ago from United States

      Yes my friend and we may only hope that more will be done in the future to preserve the smaller things as well. Blessings. whonu

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      Shauna L Bowling 

      24 months ago from Central Florida

      All things great and small have a role in life and deserve the best our planet can offer.

    • whonunuwho profile imageAUTHOR


      2 years ago from United States

      Thank you MsDora and many blessings to you all on this fine Fall day. whonu

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      Dora Weithers 

      2 years ago from The Caribbean

      Thanks for advocating for the little creatures. The last verse mentioning the baby's coo and the child's giggle is my favorite.

    • whonunuwho profile imageAUTHOR


      2 years ago from United States

      Thank you Martie and so glad you appreciated my work. Blessings on this cool Autumn evening. whonu

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      Martie Coetser 

      2 years ago from South Africa

      Oh yes, happiness is to be found in the little things. And even more happiness when you have a camera at hand.

      Thanks for a delightful poem with images!

    • whonunuwho profile imageAUTHOR


      2 years ago from United States

      My thanks to Bill and vocalcoach for their ever supportive reviews and good tidings. Blessings to all of my friends and hope you have a wonderful weekend. whonu

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      Audrey Hunt 

      2 years ago from Idyllwild Ca.

      Posted on Face Book, Twitter, Pinterest and hub page followers. :)

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      Audrey Hunt 

      2 years ago from Idyllwild Ca.

      Thank you my friend for paying tribute to "The Little Things In Life." If we are open we can always learn a lesson from these precious small creatures to apply to our own life.

      You certainly have! Another inspiring, beautiful poem elevated by perfect photos.



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      Bill Holland 

      2 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Our rabbits had babies the other day, a whole litter of little fluff balls that are just about the cutest things you've ever seen...maybe today I'll read this poem to them and tell them how much I appreciate them...and you.


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