Thursday, November 12, 2009

THE PANGS OF GRATITUDE

It seems simple to offer
Common to receive the offer
Common parlance amongst beggars
Same among borrowers
It is thank you.

Little wonder the brace that comes
The joy it foretells
And the peace it dispels
Is clouded in commonness and seeming simpletude

But lo! Kindness is golden
Kindness is precious
Kindness is irreplaceable
Kindness is love with a human face.

Its twin brother is gratitude
Its closest relative is thankfulness
Its bosom friend is love itself
Its mother is GOD.

You have redefined kindness
You have made it available at moments least expected
I remain eternally indebted to you.
Gratitude cannot be simplified if it proceeds from gems like you.


(Written in contemplation of an undeserved display of kindness from a friend)

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