One word today, a smile tomorrow
Can change the course of a life
Twenty years later, a life has evolved
Starting with YOUR word, act, gesture –Ruth
One act of kindness, I want only one.
A sandwich shows kindness! It takes only one!
Sitting on a bench crying, alone.
A hug, a hankie! It takes only one!
Shivering in the rain, cold to the bone.
A cup of coffee, an umbrella! It takes only one!
Downcast eyes, shuffling, disheveled, not stoned.
A smile, a dollar! It takes only one!
Tripping and falling, painful scraped knees, a moan.
Some salve, a band aid! It takes only one!
She stumbled and fell, her hair is undone.
A gentle tone, a comb! It takes only one!
She rants and she raves. She talks ‘til she’s done.
A listening ear! It takes only one!
It’s dark and she’s scared to walk home alone.
A companion, a call! It takes only one!
One object, or act; one place or a word;
Compassion, *dear friend. It takes only one!
“If you think you are too small to make a difference, try sleeping with a mosquito.”
– Dalai Lama XIV
Ghazal style – by Ruth 2/11/2013 – revised 4/23/2013 Written following professor’s class instructions. Reblogged today to submit for dVerse challenge.
Note: *dear friend, is using the meaning of my name – Ruth, instead of my name.