Kindness Poems


Kind Hearts


Kind hearts are the gardens,
Kind thoughts are the roots,
Kind words are the blossoms,
Kind deeds are the fruits;
Love is the sweet sunshine
That warms into life,
For only in darkness
Grow hatred and strife.

True Happiness

by Richard Lynott O'Malley

Be happy, be happy, I bid the sad mind,
But learn what true happiness is:
When a dutiful man has a heart good and kind,
True happiness surely is his.


Let Us Be Kind

by W. Lomax Childress

Let us be kind;
The way is long and lonely,
And human hearts are asking for this blessing only—
That we be kind.
We cannot know the grief that men may borrow,
We cannot see the souls storm-swept by sorrow,
But love can shine upon the way to-day, to-morrow—
Let us be kind.


In Kindness

by Anne Marie Cline

Kindness speaks the words,

Your heart could never speak.

Your wings hold me up,

And give me strength when I am weak.

The warmth of your protection,

Brings music to my heart.

You open up the doors,

You show me where to start.



by Edgar Albert Guest

One never knows
How far a word of kindness goes;
One never sees
How far a smile of friendship flees.
Down, through the years,
The deed forgotten reappears.

One kindly word
The souls of many here has stirred.
Man goes his way
And tells with every passing day,
Until life's end:
"Once unto me he played the friend."

We cannot say
What lips are praising us to-day.
We cannot tell
Whose prayers ask God to guard us well.
But kindness lives
Beyond the memory of him who gives.


by Beverly F. Walker

Every drop of kindness
That you give away,
Returns to you to bless your life one day!