Hope and Kindness

Written as part of A Week for Writing (Prompt: Hope) and Blog-a-Rhythm Wordy Wednesday (Prompt: Kindness). And shared with The Tuesday Platform at Imaginary Garden with Real Toads and with Poetry Pantry at Poets United.

Hope and Kindness

the world still has hope;

even if only few can see,
one of the few I want to be.

with kindness, I can cope,
with any fall down a slope,
get up, continue to believe –

the world still has hope,
even if only few can see.

if I leave a need to mope,
and set my happiness free,
and always believe in me,
with any fall, I can cope.

the world still has hope.

(Β© 6th September 2015)


Poetry & writing are to me, a breath of fresh air in a life that is sometimes covered by the smoke of sorrow or self doubt. They also become the sweets I share to celebrate when life offers me a reason to. But most of all, they are to me, my life. For each word I write is a piece of my heart, a thought that just had to find its way into the world.

84 thoughts on “Hope and Kindness”

  1. Nice one. It’s very relevant in the times that we live in. We see human beings incapable of embracing these feelings; as if that part they are capable of has been sucked away by some mysterious force. We need to get those feelings back and release that towards our brethren who need it more than anyone else.

    • Yes. Compassion and kindness seems to be lacking these days, sadly. And without hope, they seem harder to get back or develop. The world is a better place with it than without it! πŸ™‚ Thank you so much, Sreedeep.

  2. Nice one Vinay…true, even if only few can see! Btw, the rondel form is interesting…and not easy to keep to it. (Y)
    PS. I tried to read it backwards like a palindrome poem and I thought it read fine that way too…one of the quirky things that sprang up in my mind now that I have started reading and experimenting with new forms of poetry with my students.

    • Yeah. Not easy, but it is fun trying to keep to the rondel rhyme, Sabina. πŸ˜€

      Glad you liked the poem. And interesting thing about the reverse. I only noticed it now! πŸ˜‰

  3. hope and kindness, attributes of ‘love’, are not so easy to conjure lately in this world of anger, angst, uncaring, carelessness and unfortunately the worst of all, hate.

    i still wish and i still hope and no one will tear down the love in my soul

    nice piece

  4. I am glad that you have hope in the kindness of people. It is all too easy to be pessimistic in the present times.

  5. You have touched a lot of hearts with your writing. Very beautiful.
    Also, I am not familiar with the rondel rhyme, so I will try to learn about that. Bloggers can be great teachers too. Thank you.

    • Yes, Abhra. And I’m hopeful for a “new” poem for your next OLN in two weeks. πŸ™‚ I’ll try my bestest for that. Glad you felt this poem was heart warming though. πŸ˜€

  6. Ah yes.. my friend.. hope starts and ends
    within.. and as long as we few or more
    keep hope alive.. with features
    of belief and faith
    that keep us
    on WE BE
    aLive enough
    FOR ME AS LOVE..:)

  7. Wow, by submitting to number of sites, you surely can enjoy a plethora of responses. Rondel is not my favorite form, but your poem is good enough, & your voice/message clear enough, it worked well. Sounds like for Abhra, at least, he prefers a “new” poem on those days he is hosting–kind of an ironic parallel to the recent dVerse prompt on “change”; smile.
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    • I know. I like getting that plethora of responses, Glenn. And it’s submitted to OLN-like places only mostly.

      It’s not about traffic to the site, as Abhra puts it on the OLN post, but exposure for a poem I loved writing. πŸ˜€ Maybe next OLN, can write a new one.

      Glad you liked the message and felt it was clear enough. πŸ™‚ Thank you so much.

  8. Even though you were displaying technique here, I was more impressed with the purity of the words. There was an urging behind them. I hope that anyone who needs to read this, does, so they can feel hopeful again. πŸ™‚

    • Sometimes it is very difficult to hold on to, Victoria. You’re right. Without it, none of us would be working toward a better place. I’ve been away from d’Verse, and am glad to be back too. Thank you. πŸ™‚

  9. Vinay…so happy to see you again! It seems like forever since I’ve visited you but maybe I’m lost. I came from your link at dVerse but it led me here to a poem that you had posted some days ago. Where is your post for dVerse? Or are you reposting this? Help!

    I did like your poem that keeps bringing our attention back to kindness and hope…can’t go wrong with that. Have a good weekend coming up, Vinay.

    Gayle (Bodhirose’s Blog)

    • Hey Gayle, I’m caught up in a bit of a busy phase today. And poetry wasn’t very flowing. So told Abhra that I’ll link an old one this time, and put a new one for the next Open Link Night. πŸ™‚

      Glad you liked the poem and that it got back our attention to hope and kindness. Wishing you a happy weekend as well.

  10. Everyone agrees that hope is a necessary and good thing…I tend to think of those who suffered so much, did lose hope until they surrendered. Those who lost life prematurely..who didn’t deserve to die. when the situation was hopelessly wrought with evil and hate…..lives gone for no good reason…as I lament them, I hope for the survivors.

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