Every Friday, I share a poem. Friday is also the day I post a prompt of something you can do to make the world a kinder place. I call this the Kind is Kool challenge. I offer both the poem and the kindness challenge without any obligation, so “Comments” are turned off every Friday. This is the last poem and kindness challenge for the year. Enjoy.
In Memory Of Anyone Unknown To Me
At this particular time I have no one
Particular person to grieve for, though there must
Be many, many unknown ones going to dust
Slowly, not remembered for what they have done
Or left undone. For these, then, I will grieve
Being impartial, unable to deceive.
How they lived, or died, is quite unknown,
And, by that fact gives my grief purity,
An important person quite apart from me
Or one obscure who drifted down alone.
Both or all I remember, have a place.
For these I never encountered face to face.
Sentiment will creep in. I cast it out
Wishing to give these classical repose,
No epitaph, no poppy and no rose
From me, and certainly no wish to learn about
The way they lived or died. In earth or fire
They are gone. Simply because they were human, I admire.
Kind is Kool Challenge
Week 41 Challenge – Do you admire the lights or Christmas decorations of someone’s house? Drop a note in their mailbox saying how much you’ve enjoyed looking at their pretty decorations this season and thank them for sharing the holiday spirit.