SPREAD SOME GLADNESS TODAY (POEM)
In our technology-driven world today, it is easy to stay disconnected from other people and become inward-looking to an unhealthy extent. Perhaps, that is why on social media threads, many people sound so opinionated and self-important. When carried too far, this results in abandonment of basic courtesies and outright cruelty. That is why I wrote this poem. It would be so nice if we could stay away from our digital devices more, reconnect with people around us on a physical level and reinforce our basic humanity, rather than tearing one another to shreds online.
(Related: What Can I Do For You Today? by Cindi Ruiz)
SPREAD SOME GLADNESS TODAY
A warm smile, a wave of the hand, a cheery greeting
These are some purveyors of kindness
A friendly visit, a listening ear, an encouraging word
Buoy the spirit ladened with sadness
A fist bump, an extended hug, an earnest prayer
Do share today and spread some gladness
Ⓒ Edith Ugochi Ohaja 2018
(Related: Cruelty – Poem)
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