Some Kindness Before I Die

Before I lie helpless,
cold and stiff, perhaps smiling
resignedly,
in my four-cornered room;

before my strength fades away
or my eyes ‘look in’ as the old said,
I will hold a hand or two,

a hundred or a thousand,
put a smile on their faces,
before I die, before I leave this earth.

(C) 2022 Lamittan Minsah, All rights reserved.

This is written in response to Sadje’s prompt for this week.

73 Comments

  1. DAP says:

    Wonderful words …… make people smile!

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    1. Thank you, my friend DAP. I’m filled with glee for your kind remarks and for knowing that your liked this.

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  2. Powerful and impactful piece, dear Lamittan. Love it!πŸ’•

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    1. Many thanks to you, dear. I’m happy you enjoyed reading it. πŸ’•πŸŒŸπŸŒŸπŸ’•

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      1. I truly did. My pleasure.πŸ’•

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      2. πŸ’•πŸŒŸπŸŒŸπŸŒŸπŸ’•β€

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  3. Oh I love this Lam and you do! Each and every day with every comment to shine our way. it is commendable and so much appreciated! πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ™πŸ™πŸŒˆπŸŒ·

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    1. I do? Wow, makes me feel over the moon. Thank you, Cindy, for such a liberating and uplifting remark. ❀ 🌟🌟❀

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      1. Of course you do Lam! Is it ok to call you that? I’m soooo happy to hear that my friend!
        πŸ’–

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      2. Yes, it’s absolutely very okay to call me THAT πŸ˜‚. THAT is the short form of my long name. Lots of pleasure, dear. πŸ’•πŸŒŸπŸ’•

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      3. OH awesome and I lie Lamittan too so I’ll rotate. 😎
        hugs, πŸ€—πŸ’–πŸ€—

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      4. I concur, dear. Pull down the specs a bit and see how happy I am, smiling with joy and gratitude😊. Hugs too. Xoxo

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      5. hahahaha what specs.. happy to hear and thanis πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ€—

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      6. πŸ€£πŸ€£πŸ‘‰πŸ˜Ž Wonderful, my friend. Have a tranquil night and a lovesome day. πŸ₯°

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      7. πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸŒˆπŸ™ Good Morning 🌷🌻

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      8. Good morning to you, dear. Such a bright day on your side I guess. πŸŒΌπŸŒΌπŸŒˆπŸ’– Here the atmosphere’s as black as ebony πŸ˜€. Wishing you a wonderful day.

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      9. awwww thanks.. bright and beautiful with some dead wood I’m trimmin out of myt life.. you know.. sending you some light and love. and thanksπŸŒˆπŸŒˆπŸŒˆπŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ˜˜

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      10. Wow, thank you much, dearest. Yes, quite important for a wholesome enjoyable life. Lots of love and light to you too. It’s encouraging and absolutely wonderful to hear from you always. 🌈❀🌼πŸ₯°πŸ€—β€πŸŒˆ

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      11. It’s my pleasure always! Thanks for the love and light for the rest of my day and to you for night. Happy to hear that!
        πŸ’–πŸŒˆπŸ’–

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      12. Absolutely!! πŸ™πŸŒΌπŸŒΌβ€πŸ₯°

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      13. πŸ’–πŸŒ·πŸ˜˜

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  4. Jaya Avendel says:

    Beautiful, moving words full of promise!

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    1. Thank you so much, Jaya. I’m certainly happy to see that you liked it.

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  5. Sadje says:

    Spreading kindness around you is such a wonderful thought. Thanks for joining in Lamittan with this inspiring poem.

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    1. Indeed!! Thank you so much for bringing up the prompt, Sadje.

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      1. Sadje says:

        Of course! Thanks for joining in

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      2. The pleasure is all mine. πŸ’•πŸŒŸπŸŒŸπŸ’•

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      3. Sadje says:

        πŸ™πŸΌ

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  6. Unknown says:

    A remarkable poem! ✨

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words. 😊

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  7. Wic says:

    We’ll written sentiment. Made me think, β€˜Yeah, that’s something worth doing’.

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    1. It’s my joy that this made you think this way, my friend Wic. Thanks for your kind words. πŸ…πŸ˜Š

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  8. What a beautiful sentiment! Well said, my friend. Something we should all aspire for. ❀️

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    1. Thank you so much for showing kindness to me through your comment, my good friend. It’s true, everyone should aspire for this. ❀

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      1. You are welcome. ❀️

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  9. Mike U. says:

    Such kind and sweet sentiments, sharing love and hope at life’s end. Beautiful words, Lamittan! πŸ™‚

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    1. Wow, thank you so much, Mike. I’m so glad you enjoyed this piece. Blessings to you in abundance for your invaluable kindness.

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  10. Daphny Aqua says:

    Dear Lam this is such a beautiful poem, I am sure you have and you will put a smile on thousands of faces and many more. πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–

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    1. Aww, Daph, this is so sweet and charming to hear you say. Thank you abundantly

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      1. Daphny Aqua says:

        You’re most welcome Lam! πŸ€—β€οΈ

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      2. Amazing! Have a fab day, dear. 🌼🌼πŸ₯°πŸ€—

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      3. Daphny Aqua says:

        Have a fab day you too ❀️❀️❀️❀️

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      4. 🌼❀🌹❀🌹🌼

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  11. Jane Aguiar says:

    Kind people spread kindness, love and hope to their surroundings even at the last moment of their life. Beautiful poem with beautiful sentiments dear Lamittan ❀️

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    1. Very true, dear Jane. Many thanks to you for your kind comment. ❀

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      1. Jane Aguiar says:

        You are always welcome dear Lamittan ❀️

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      2. Pleasure 🌺 πŸ™β€

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      3. Jane Aguiar says:

        ❀️❀️

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  12. Jeff Flesch says:

    This is such a gorgeous poem, Lamittan. I love the hope and human connection in this write. πŸ’–πŸ’–

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    1. Jeff, that’s so kind of you to say, my dear friend. I’m so happy you liked this. Many thanks to you, always. πŸ’– πŸŒΌπŸ’–

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      1. Jeff Flesch says:

        You’re welcome, Lamittan. Always. I loved it, my dear friend. πŸ’–

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      2. Pleasure. πŸ’–πŸŒΌπŸ’–

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  13. Ingrid says:

    What a wonderful goal! I think this is one of the most important things we can do before we die.

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    1. Quite gratifying to hear you day these, Ingrid. Many thanks to you. πŸ’– Sorry for late reply, your comment escaped to my spambox.

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  14. A wistful poem. So much to hope for before one dies. Fantastic poem.

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    1. Thank you many times, Ms Gomes. I’m elated you found it wistful, dear. πŸ’•πŸŒΌπŸ’•

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  15. Chris Hall says:

    Delightful! Your poem made me smile πŸ™‚

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    1. What an elevating comment to come across. Oh I’m glad if it did, dear Chris. Many thanks for reading and writing such kind words. πŸ€—

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  16. If only more thought like you. the world would be a happier place. Simply delightful.

    Here’s mine!

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    1. Gee, you’re so kind to say these! I’m glad you loved this piece. Thank you many times. Imma check it out. 🌼🌼😊

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  17. I love and appreciate the power of your thought process. This post is great, thanks for sharing my friend!

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    1. Thank you so much, dear. I’m certainly glad you enjoyed reading it. What a kind compliment to come by! πŸ’•πŸŒŸπŸŒŸπŸ’•

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      1. You’re most welcome, have a great day❣

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      2. You too ❀

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  18. Lovely poem. That is such a noble thought, Lamittan. Kindness will always be repaid by kindness.

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    1. Very true, my dear Shobana. And thank you so much for your love and kind comment. ❀

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      1. You are welcome.

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    1. Wow, thanks for showing kindness πŸ™ 😊

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  19. KL Caley says:

    The aim to make people smile is a wonderful one. Well done. KL ❀

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    1. Aww, thank you so much for showing kindness. I’m glad you found it meaningful. β€πŸ’•πŸŒΌ

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  20. Chaymaa says:

    Very sweet words!! πŸ™‚

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    1. Oh, so kind of you to note. Many thanks, my friend 😊

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