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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

New Friends

I have found
the more kids I've seen,
few of them
are intentionally mean.

When I treat people 
kind and nice
they return the favor
more than twice.

Most folks are friendly
and show they care.
They help me out
and are more than fair.

    I first wrote the last line of this poem as: with knowledge to share. That felt too limiting--people share more than their knowledge.  I'm not finished with this poem.  It is still very rough, but I does capture the idea I had in mind when I started writing.
   Have you noticed on days  whenyou are happy and smile at other people, those folks smile back and are happy too?  Have you ever noticed if you do a good deed like open a door, or pick up trash in the lunch room, soon there are other people doing good deeds too.  I find the goodness I launch into the world comes back to me multiplied.  I feel good when I do good deeds and that goodness radiated and multiplies.  Take a moment to think about a good deed you can perform today.  Now, can you write your own poem about that?  Do have fun.  Have a happy day.


  1. Interesting poem. I'm not sure I agree with it, however. There are an awful lot of mean kids out there!

    1. Oh, Rosi, I'm sorry you have run into so many mean kids. I still hold that most kids aren't mean.