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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21 Replies to “Kindness”
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
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
Very well written.
People these days have forgotten the word kindness, all they believe in is selfishness in the names of religion and other things they believe in. I hope these words would bring back atleast a bit of sensibility in people if not much.
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.
(¸.•´ (¸.•` ¤ Good luck on the rest of your A to Z challenge
Sylvia @ The Creative Life
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
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!
So true Roma. We have so many lessons to learn from our past.
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.
It is inspired by real life and yes it’s only people like those who help re-instill faith in humanity during troubled times.
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
Wonderfully written Neha. Humanity is great
A heartwarming story of a random act of kindness. So good to see that such souls do exist
A beautiful message here! Coupled with the fact that it is based on real life experience, it must be hugely inspiring for every one.
Amazing and insightful post. Superb writing of the words of kindness . That’s so inspiring and emotional story depicted.
Kindness canbheal most of our problems around. But we are too arrogant to notice that. It’s a rare act now and we hardly believe in even smiling. I congratulate you for writing such a beautiful piece.
You know, I write too, like these write ups, I love to write, just not posting anywhere. And I am following your posts for sometime, a big fan of your writing. I just love the way you shape the words. I often come to your posts to seek some inspiration.
Thanks a ton for your kind words. I am glad I could inspire you in some way
so beautiful neha nothing is beyond kindness so well written post.
Very beautiful! Kindness is free! Spread it.
Wow, such a beautiful piece of writing. I so enjoyed reading it. Keep on writing 🙂