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The welcome warmth of a hearty salutation:an inspirational poem

Updated on August 13, 2013
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The blessing of a kind hello

And a welcome warmth now spreads

To dry the flowing tears of woe

Satisfy hunger pangs of upset

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A gift that is a welcome cure

For wrecked self esteem, hurt feelings

A delightful guest to whom we open the door

Welcoming his kind words and healing

The importance of a warm greeting in the first 90 seconds

A benediction to calm anxious minds

Purges restless fear and loathing

Relieves one of the aches of rough times

Redress for lost souls, soothing

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A warm salutation puts all at ease

And assures of one's kind attention

A greeting that will only please

Assured of warm reception

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A vivacious hello spreads,diffuses

Curbing unwanted viruses of strife

Anger, an ailment "hello"confuses

Brings reticent relationships to life

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A blessing of a gregarious greeting

Is a chance to give, pay forward

A benediction so very soothing

It helps a friend go onward.

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      Michelle Liew 4 years ago from Singapore

      Yes, PStraubie, a simple hello does matter! Thanks for sharing!

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      Patricia Scott 4 years ago from sunny Florida

      A kind word, a handshake, a reaching out acknowledges to someone that DO matter as you have so skillfully pointed out.

      Sending Angels to you this evening, :) ps

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      Shasta Matova 4 years ago from USA

      It is amazing how the simplest of actions can mean so much. When you greet someone, you acknowledge their existence, show that you care, and maybe ease some of their troubles.

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      Michelle Liew 5 years ago from Singapore

      Thanks, Perspycacious.

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      Demas W Jasper 5 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      I like each of these. Thanks.

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      Michelle Liew 5 years ago from Singapore

      Hi Meldz! Thanks kindly. Glad you like this poem! Thanks for coming by!

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      ignugent17 5 years ago

      Hello Michelle! Very beautiful peom. :-) So cute picture with the squirrel.

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      Michelle Liew 5 years ago from Singapore

      Thanks, Nell! Glad that the picture made you smile! Thanks for coming by!

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      Nell Rose 5 years ago from England

      And Hello to you too midget! lol! love this, what a great little poem, and the dog photo made me smile too!

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      Michelle Liew 5 years ago from Singapore

      Thanks so much epiman! Thanks for the compliment! Sending positive energy right back at you!

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      epigramman 5 years ago

      ...that was one warm poetic welcome - it made me feel all cozy and nice inside and of course it was so beautifully written by an 'angel' herself.

      sending you good wishes and positive energy from lake erie time ontario canada 8:35am

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      Michelle Liew 5 years ago from Singapore

      Hello Ruchira! Yes, truly warm greeting makes anyone feel better. Thanks for coming by and commenting!

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      Michelle Liew 5 years ago from Singapore

      Hello, Audrey! Yes, it's a great formula for making you feel that much better! Thanks for coming by!

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      Michelle Liew 5 years ago from Singapore

      Too true, it does, sue! Glad it made your day!! Thanks for sharing1

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      Michelle Liew 5 years ago from Singapore

      Thanks, Jamie!

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      Michelle Liew 5 years ago from Singapore

      True, it definitely doesn't mean that just because we give someone a greeting, others will automatically respond to it. But it makes a world of difference, and makes others feel that much better. I know I don't want to be anywhere where no one says hello to me! Thanks for sharing , Valley poet!

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      Michelle Liew 5 years ago from Singapore

      HELLO SHUTRI! Yes, we should never overlook how a simple hello may make someone feel that much better. Thanks for voting up and sharing too, my friend!! Glad you've enjoyed it!

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      Michelle Liew 5 years ago from Singapore

      Hi SilverGenes, thanks for coming by and commenting! True, a loving greeting does go a long way. Thank you!

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      Michelle Liew 5 years ago from Singapore

      Hub hopping is indeed a way to discover new and great hubs, Eddy, just that there's not much time to go through every one on the hopper, so I try to do ten a day. Thanks for sharing and the votes, glad that you like it!

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      Ruchira 5 years ago from United States

      When greeted with genuine smile and a salutation. It affects the spirits of any human.

      Beautiful poem, midget

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Really true! And I love it when I get and give warm greetings!

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      Sueswan 5 years ago

      Hi Michelle,

      There is nothing like a hello and a warm smile to make someone's day.

      Your beautiful hub certainly made my day.

      Voted up and away and sharing

      Take care :)

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      Jamie Lee Hamann 5 years ago from Reno NV

      Hello, thank you for such an inspirational poem. Jamie

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      Valleypoet 5 years ago

      My 3 year old daughter has started greeting me with open arms as she runs up to me, I can't put into words how this makes me feel. Unfortunately I don't have that effect on everyone I meet, but a warm welcome makes all the difference, putting you at ease and making you feel accepted by the other person. A great hub Michelle, with an important message:-))

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      shruti sheshadri 5 years ago from Bangalore, India

      Beautifulk michelle! such a tiny gesture in sight, but yes, it holds so much importance doesn't it?? I completely agree with you :) a superb ending, voted up and shared :)

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      SilverGenes 5 years ago

      Thanks to Eiddwen for sharing and leading me to this delightful poem! A loving greeting goes a long way. You couldn't have chosen a better photo to convey unconditional love :)

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      Eiddwen 5 years ago from Wales

      Oh this is so so beautiful midget .I found it as I was hub hopping which I don't do very often;maybe I should !!!

      Wonderful and I share and vote up!!!

      Eddy.

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      Michelle Liew 5 years ago from Singapore

      Thanks, Hatter! Glad you've enjoyed it! Thanks for the compliment, too!

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      Martin Kloess 5 years ago from San Francisco

      Thank you for this. What a beautiful job! You delivered your message of inspiration in words, pictures and layout.

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      Michelle Liew 5 years ago from Singapore

      Hello there, Mary! So glad that you came by!! Thanks for the compliment!

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      Mary Hyatt 5 years ago from Florida

      Just stopped by to say HELLO, and to say how much I enjoyed your poem. Loved the choice of photos, too.

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      Michelle Liew 5 years ago from Singapore

      So true, Carter! If only we could get love like this from others. Some things, we really must learn from animals!!

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      Michelle Liew 5 years ago from Singapore

      Oh, rolling out the red carpet for ya there, Richard! Thanks for the big Hello and one right back at ya!

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      Michelle Liew 5 years ago from Singapore

      A dog's hello is truly the best! And a greeting is free and doesn't hurt dispensing! Thanks for sharing, Jo!

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      Michelle Liew 5 years ago from Singapore

      Dogs are the best at it Maria! mine simply loves a good jump when I come home. A greeting indeed begets a greeting, and it is so I,mportant! thanks for sharing!

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      Michelle Liew 5 years ago from Singapore

      Would agree with the Irish there, Bill. The morning is the best part of the day! Thanks for sharing that with us too!

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      Michelle Liew 5 years ago from Singapore

      Hi, aykianink! True, there will be many that are hard to reach. as long as we are true to our consciences, we get there!Thanks for dropping by!

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      Michelle Liew 5 years ago from Singapore

      Yes it does, Janine. You won't want to go to a party with everyone stern faced and keeping quiet! Thanks for sharing!

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      Michelle Liew 5 years ago from Singapore

      Hi Ghealach, a kind hello means so much indeed! Thanks for coming by as well!

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      Mary 5 years ago from Cronulla NSW

      Such an important message in a meaningful poem I loved it Michelle...my dog is ecstatic each time he sees me...if only we could feel this kind of love from another human being:)Voted UUAB & shared...

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      Rich 5 years ago from Kentucky

      Michelle - HELLO!!!!!!!!!

      Just thought I'd drop in and say hello to the hello hub of hello hubs!!

      Great Job! One feels somewhat welcome!

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      Mary Craig 5 years ago from New York

      I have to agree with Maria and business, there is nothing so unselfish as a dog's greeting. You picked the perfect photo to start off your poem...the warmth of a salutation, confusing anger with hello...refreshing and wise Michelle.

      Voted up, useful, awesome, and interesting.

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      Jo Alexis-Hagues 5 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K

      Michelle, beautiful poems, I loved the image of the dog also, I'm reminded of how I felt after we lost our dog Megan. The worst part was coming home from work and there would be no welcome waiting at door. You're always inspirational.

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      Maria Jordan 5 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

      Michelle,

      The picture you started off is perfection! And dogs are my teachers of a hearty salutation...such a warm, endearing welcome home from these fur angels.

      I love this message. A greeting is free and the right thing to do...sometimes it makes all the difference to someone.

      Voted UP and UABI. Hugs, Maria

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      I think the Irish are the best at salutations...."The top of the morning to you, and the rest of the day to meself!" LOL

      You are so right; it takes so little effort to give a warm welcome to someone. Great inspiration!

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      aykianink 5 years ago

      Nice one, M. I really like the line "Redress for lost souls, soothing." I'm sure we all know someone that is hard to reach. Doesn't mean we shouldn't try though:-)

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      Janine Huldie 5 years ago from New York, New York

      Beautiful Michelle and so true that warm hello makes a world of difference. Have of course voted up and shared all over as always!!

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      Ghaelach 5 years ago

      Hi midget38 .

      Saying hello is so easy and to some people it means so much.

      Lovely poem.

      LOL Ghaelach

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      Michelle Liew 5 years ago from Singapore

      A poem on the importance of giving someone a warm greeting.