Kindness

Kindness of heart is bigger than religion

It was like any other day in the city market

In the sea of people, I was another jostling my way

Just then, there was an uncanny feeling

The steps around were quicker and shops pulling their shutter

A shopkeeper informed me that riots had broken out

Hurry home quickly, he said with a quiver

I rushed to my bike and hoisted my things,

Started the vehicle and weaved through the crowd

Some informed that the situation is worse on the side I wished to go

I called up home and sounded brave, but my voice failed to mask my fear

On my way I had seen burnt vehicles and heard violent slogans

Religious, cultural or other, it didn’t matter

I cursed all and sundry that caused such mayhem

With no possible solution in sight

I found a lane, deserted and hidden

Fear gripped me, as the evening turned into a gloomy scary night.

As the darkness enveloped me, there was a crack of light behind me

I whirled around to see a young man peep out

He opened the door a little more and I could see a small room filled with people

A million doubts clouded my face

All he said was, Don’t worry, you will be safe

It was the kindness of his heart that had let stranded people use his house

What religion, culture and sundry looked to divide

His kindness had mend and strengthened

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12 thoughts on “Kindness

    Barbara In Caneyhead

    (April 13, 2017 - 12:13 pm)

    Good piece of writing! Yet I propose the world would not know of a thing called kindness if “religion” had not introduced it to the world. My R entry will be about the difference between religion and a relationship with God. Anything can be a religion…a relationship with God is life altering! Perspectives at Life & Faith in Caneyhead

      nehagpatwardhan

      (April 13, 2017 - 12:48 pm)

      Thank you for reading. As long as religion is helping you be a better person and seeking wisdom it’s great, but the moment it tries to undermine others faith or becomes non inclusive it becomes a political tool

    Sylvia van Bruggen

    (April 13, 2017 - 12:29 pm)

    Really beautiful! What a wonderful gift of kindness in such a scary moment! It reminds me of a door that opened for me at one time in my life, and the kindness saved me from something really scary.

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    (¸.•´ (¸.•` ¤ Good luck on the rest of your A to Z challenge

    Sylvia @ The Creative Life

      nehagpatwardhan

      (April 13, 2017 - 12:50 pm)

      Thanks Sylvia. Yes as long as we remember we are part of a world and not ‘the world’ kindness will help humanity survive and thrive

    Truly Yours Roma (@RomaGuptaSinha)

    (April 13, 2017 - 12:41 pm)

    Priceless Piece Neha! I have faced the babri masjid riots as a tiny girl and know how it feels and the act of kindness of that young man touched my heart! Keep it up!

      nehagpatwardhan

      (April 13, 2017 - 12:51 pm)

      So true Roma. We have so many lessons to learn from our past.

    vinodinii

    (April 13, 2017 - 2:55 pm)

    Wow! Was that a real life experience? If it was so, I must salute the person who offered help in such a troubled state of affairs.

      nehagpatwardhan

      (April 13, 2017 - 3:10 pm)

      It is inspired by real life and yes it’s only people like those who help re-instill faith in humanity during troubled times.

    upasna1987

    (April 13, 2017 - 3:38 pm)

    Need more like the one mentioned. Religion to me is the cause of every riot at least in our country. It shouldn’t be there but only spirituality

    Tina Basu

    (April 13, 2017 - 3:58 pm)

    Wonderfully written Neha. Humanity is great

    Suzy

    (April 14, 2017 - 3:11 am)

    A heartwarming story of a random act of kindness. So good to see that such souls do exist

    Anmol Rawat

    (April 14, 2017 - 7:34 pm)

    A beautiful message here! Coupled with the fact that it is based on real life experience, it must be hugely inspiring for every one.

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