Ripples

Ripples

A Poem by Christine Anne Shaw
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(Be kind)

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Can you recall a time when you
were troubled, anxious through and through,
alone with thoughts that crushed your soul,
destroyed the you which made you whole,
all balance gone, you've lost your way?

An act of kindness can instill,
the warmest feelings of goodwill,
can take a person by surprise,
add light into the saddest eyes,
in otherwise a hopeless day.

A passing thought, a kindly deed
is often all another needs
inside a world that seems content
to spiral downwards in descent,
into the depths of deep dismay.

A stone thrown into water will
send many ripples out until
the surface calms and all is still.
Reach out and touch another's mind,
it costs you nothing to be kind.

© 2018 Christine Anne Shaw


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We often need to feel the kindness of fellow humans to reinforce our faith in humanity, especially in a low phase in life. It works both ways. For the recipient of the kindness as well as the giver. All wonderful reasons to be good to others, always. A very inspirational poem, dear Chris!

Posted 8 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Christine Anne Shaw

8 Months Ago

Thank you Dhara. You obviously understand fully the importance of kindness and how it can be a two w.. read more
Dhara_Ditzy Kat

8 Months Ago

I enjoyed and loved this poem Chris and resolve to follow its advice, myself. You are welcome!
Christine Anne Shaw

8 Months Ago

That makes me more than happy :)



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Good advice for all of us Chris..being kind does indeed have the ripple effect ..an act of kindness goes a long way of spreading goodwill to all mankind..lovely thoughts..

Posted 8 Months Ago


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Christine Anne Shaw

8 Months Ago

Many thanks Fran for your lovely review. Your visit much appreciated.

Chris
I agree wholeheartedly. If only more people would take on this cloak! Life is short. the world is large and beautiful - why not enjoy it i say. Live and let live should be our goal!

Posted 8 Months Ago


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Christine Anne Shaw

8 Months Ago

Thank you kitty for your lovely review. Pleased to see you and all good wishes coming your way.
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kitty

8 Months Ago

My pleasure!
Once again your poetry shines in this read. Always love your wordplay Chris :)

Posted 8 Months Ago


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Christine Anne Shaw

8 Months Ago

Thank you Richard for checking this one out. Much appreciated.

Chris
I often get see what affect, others might see as simple acts of kindness, can have on a person. There are a myriad of everyday things, but for me, my especial treat is being Santa once a year and visiting older folks in their care facilities. I swear - THEY BECOME CHILDREN AGAIN!! I soooo look forward to being Santa each year.

Posted 8 Months Ago


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Christine Anne Shaw

8 Months Ago

What fun being Santa Dave. All that joy you give to children and the older generation. Thank you for.. read more
Dave

8 Months Ago

Thank you Chris - Honest to goodness, for me its' one of the delights I have in Christmas.
Ta.. read more
to live by Christine .. everyday .. nicely said ... even as ripples in water as as old as love ;) they can be new every day eh!? strong everything as always ma'am
E.

Posted 8 Months Ago


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Christine Anne Shaw

8 Months Ago

Hello Mr E. Yes, let there always be ripples of kindness radiating out. So appreciate your warm visi.. read more
Kindness is really underrated and rare these days. In the name of confidence, kindness is becoming extinct and arrogance has taken over which is really sad. Beautiful poem :)

Posted 8 Months Ago


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Christine Anne Shaw

8 Months Ago

What a lovely and thoughtful response from you. Welcome to my page. I appreciate your time and I sen.. read more
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I know how a kind word can make all the difference when you're feeling off, and how an unkind word can send you on a spiral

Posted 8 Months Ago


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Christine Anne Shaw

8 Months Ago

Thank you Ana for your visit. All good wishes.

Chris
If only your message could be heard by everyone and acted upon, what a wonderful world it would be...just reading these words gives ya a warm glow... come on folks, give it a go...... AGT's Chris.. x

Posted 8 Months Ago


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Christine Anne Shaw

8 Months Ago

Aw ta Neville. I think I need to take heed of my own advice this morning :) Have a good day my frien.. read more
Neville Pettitt

8 Months Ago

......... you said it and am sure you will, you too N x
Thank you, Chris! Kindness is the hidden treasure of the human spirit, in my opinion, and it is wonderful to see it expressed on several levels here.

Poetically, the rhyme and meter carry this little piece forward. I couldn't help but think of a woodwind instrument, the poetics, the rhyme and meter, being the body of the flute, and some intangible that flows through being the equivalent of the air, or the music.

Not every poem smiles back at you, but this one does. :):)

V


Posted 8 Months Ago


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Christine Anne Shaw

8 Months Ago

I am so happy this little poem smiled back at you Verse. I very much appreciate the kindness in your.. read more
A warm and wonderful write. To be empathetic and realize we all have bad days is to be a good person. Everyone can use a smile or a kind word and it costs nothing to offer this to another human being. So uplifting and inspirational. Great one! Lydi**

Posted 8 Months Ago


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Christine Anne Shaw

8 Months Ago

Dear Lydi**, thank you so much for your very glowing review. I really appreciate your thoughts.
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Berkshire, United Kingdom



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