To A Kind Man

 

A man walks past a child, and
Smiles down at it
That is softness
Another stops his day to console a friend
That is benevolence
But there is a man, who sit miles away
From the object of his attention
And ceaselessly radiates hope
Warmth
He gives freely his affection
And words falter when faced with
Such kindnesses
To him who spends so lavishly his love
In such excesses
I don’t know what to say
I cannot thank him enough in any way
Because I am that corner
Where the sun doesn’t reach
But love does, and I receive
It in such intensity
That eclipses are dwarfed
By the immensity
Of that kindness
And I turn to that radiance
When mountains loom, when
the monsters of the mind hold sway

And I will confess
I aspire to be you, to
Someone who needs to borrow light
Some day

 

 

To A Kind Man

 

©CM
02.12.2016

 

 

Kind men. The world doesn’t have enough of them. Blessedly, I do. People who stop by with love, with comfort, who have no self serving reason to do what they do, but they do it anyway. Ashish, Don, Hershel, Furqan, Samee, Sharath– Thank you for helping me, and thank you for supporting me. I am grateful to you and for you.

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13 thoughts on “To A Kind Man

  1. johncoyote says:

    Kind, strong and amazing poetry. Thank you.

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  2. johncoyote says:

    Reblogged this on johncoyote and commented:
    Please read this amazing poem and pass on. Good words need to be shared and read.

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  4. PapaBear says:

    Hmmmm….., only a Cookie Monster would be so sensitive as to write something as wonderful as this. Hugs, Cookie !

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  5. Madsies says:

    Whoa! That was a whirlpool of great words.

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