"Swift Kindnesses"- An Inspirational Poem for Saturday, January 25th
By Wilhelmina Stitch
"Swift kindnesses are best," I love this phrase.
It argues healthy zest; enthusiastic ways.
It wells up from the heart, not from the cautious mind.
"To-day," it cries, "we'll start to be exceeding kind."
"Swift kindnesses are best," Oh charming phrase,
expressing love's behest - be swift to praise.
It is a splendid race when word and deed
strive for first place, responsive to grief's need.
Proverbs, like fashions, alter; but not this one.
Delay not, never falter when kindness should be done.
For happy Christmas tide, no need to wait.
A burdened heart has sighed? Then be not late.
"Swift kindnesses are best." Brook no delay.
Compassion in the heart has right of way.
So practice not restraint; to prudence do not bow;
the weary one and faint needs your swift kindness now.
Posted on Sat, January 25, 2020
by Ken Hart