Limerick Ode To “World Kindness Day”

Happy “World Kindness Day,” which is celebrated on November 13th.

Limerick Ode To “World Kindness Day”
By Madeleine Begun Kane

It’s “World Kindness Day.” Try to be nice.
Put your mean inclinations on ice.
Be pleasant and sweet—
A warm smile would be neat.
Please don’t hurt me — it’s only advice.

(Linked at DVerse Poets.)

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23 Responses to “Limerick Ode To “World Kindness Day””

  1. brian miller says:

    we can hope cant we…did not hear a whole lot about this today…more on affairs and secession from the union…but if we be the kindness perhaps we can spark our own revolution..

  2. viv blake says:

    There couldn’t be better advice than to be kind to one another.

  3. RMP says:

    I do my best to smile under even the worst of circumstances. it’s not always easy, but “World Kindness Day” or not it maybe the only smile some of the people get.

    so, in case you can’t tell….I’m smiling at you, with you and for you right now.

  4. hedgewitch says:

    Ha! Nice gals finish last? Smiles don’t cost you anything, I’ve heard, so I always try to spread them around–except to jerks who don’t deserve ‘em. You can see this day was not meant for me. ;-_)

  5. madkane says:

    Thanks so much everyone for your lovely comments! Oh … and they were kind too. :)

  6. poetrydiary says:

    I felt almost exactly the opposite emotion to any desire to hurt! Sweet!

  7. colonialist says:

    Very good!

    Though World Kindness day there may be,
    It is kind-of easy to see
    That kindness of kinds
    That messes with minds
    Should not be, in Land of the Free!

  8. madkane says:

    Fun verse Colonialist. Thanks, Poetry diary!

  9. Jamie Dedes says:

    Thank you, Madelaine, for drawing attention to such a worthy special day. As always a fine limerick that brings a smile along with – in this case – the message.

    Be well …

  10. Rachel says:

    Awww… Such a sweet limerick. :)

  11. Luke Prater says:

    Only advice! Love that ending. Very amusing, clever and meaningful too. Thanks for verifiying my new site was working ok, Madeleine… I had to re-set it up, it fully operational now (THANK GOD FOR THAT!). Warmly, Luke

  12. Rashmi says:

    Clever and beautiful limerick drawing attention for the importance of the day…

  13. Mary says:

    This definitely is a good reminder for us all! Well penned.

  14. World Kindness Day. How cool. Did anyone tell Israel? Palestine? Syria? Hee hee.

  15. WabiSabi says:

    Would that it could extend(don’t hurt me) all year! Thank you for a smile for my Sunday.

  16. Tatius says:

    good advice it is

  17. Robyn says:

    Very good advice! Every day should be world kindness day!

  18. madkane says:

    Thanks so much everyone for your kind comments!

  19. I like the ending “it’s only advice” – ah it keeps me from making a smart ass remark which might be interpreted as being less than kind :-) – never heard of world kindness day – glad I caught your post- we could all do with more of kindness that’s for sure!

  20. Anthony says:

    Cute limerick. I agree with you on being nice…

  21. madkane says:

    Thanks so much Steven and Anthony!