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

I am writing for #AtoZChallenge with BlogChatter 

21 Replies to “Kindness”

  1. 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

    1. 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

      1. 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.

  2. 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

    1. 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

  3. 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.

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

  4. 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

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

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