Wednesday, April 12, 2017
When the boy my daughter writes about in this poem ended his life because of bullying at a school close to where she lived. My daughter, a mother herself, was in tears; we talked on the phone for a long time about it. Kindness matters, as this poem points out. It may save a life. I read a story about a boy Who took his life, from loss of joy What could cause a child so young To have his mother, find him hung Smart and kind, with nice blue eyes He should have been, one of the guys But kids were mean, and even cruel Because they thought, he wasn't "cool" There really is, no way to know Just how deep, the pain may go But what if just one friend came by Or called him up, to just say hi His fateful day may not have been He could have found his Joy again We need to know, the power we hold Encouraging words are like treasured gold Choose this day, to plant the seeds That kindness matters, in all our deeds Do not let this day go by Without showing love and just say hi A simple act is all it takes And what an impact, it will make We may not ever really know Just how much our kindness grows But what if it could change some strife And heal some hurts and pains in life Your kindness may just pave the way To save a person's life today.