‘The Little Kindnesses’ by Bic Uwel, “Erased” The Society November 17, 2014 Beauty, Humor, Poetry 1 Comment “…that best portion of a good man’s life; His little, nameless, unremembered acts Of kindness and of love.” —William Wordsworth, Lines Composed…Above Tintern Abbey At any time in life, the little kindnesses occur. Somebody greets you with a smile brightening ‘Yes, sir!’ One store clerk reassures you at some absent-minded act; another adds an unasked coupon to subtract the sum. A courteous gas station aide politely pumps your gas, and tells you this is a good day, while you sit on your ass. How beautiful the morning is when someone’s kind to you. It makes you fall in love with life. It makes you feel new. A sparkle in a worker’s eye is captivating too. How gorgeous is life when it’s flowing flawlessly. ‘Thank you.’ Featured Image: “Gas Station on Route 66” artist unknown Views expressed by individual poets and writers on this website and by commenters do not represent the views of the entire Society. The comments section on regular posts is meant to be a place for civil and fruitful discussion. Pseudonyms are discouraged. The individual poet or writer featured in a post has the ability to remove any or all comments by emailing submissions@ classicalpoets.org with the details and under the subject title “Remove Comment.” Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) One Response Reid McGrath November 17, 2014 This is such an uplifting and necessary poem. The photo is quite fitting as always. It suggests a passionate and transcendent goodness even amidst the paint-chipped, dilapidated-tin-world-desert which is life. In the spirit of Uwel I will say that the toll-booth attendants at the Mid-Hudson Bridge are the most cordial and amiable toll-booth attendants in all of New York State. (If anybody else knows of anyone they would like to commemorate: Do it here!) Reply Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.