Table of gratitude #poetry #writephoto

#writephoto

In the bowels of loneliness
I am consumed by reminiscence
And my mind swirls with memory
Simple acts take centre stage
While largest deeds place down the line

In the solace of solitude
I remember most fondly
The smile undeserved
The hand unrequested
And the time unpayable
For at the table of gratitude
When the ripples of memory have settled
It is not how much one is given
But the feelings imparted
And the potential for growth
In what is given

So reach!
Cradle each heart
Touch the pain, stay besides
Soothe with hope and dream together
Be kind

Earn your place, at the table of gratitude

Often we seek help from others.
Many times we feel like we have nothing to give.
But kindness and compassion don’t cost a thing
And it is these things, that can make the biggest difference.

Eugi’s weekly prompt

Β© judeitakali


I hope you enjoy this.

KL Caley #writephoto prompt

Eugi’s weekly prompt

I’ve not been able to read much this week,
But I do get time to save some posts for later,
So I’ll be catching up in due time.

Stay safe everyone. Stay loving.

30 Comments Add yours

  1. Sadje says:

    A beautiful idea and a beautiful poem Jude.

    Liked by 3 people

    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Sadje.πŸπŸ™πŸ½

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Sadje says:

        You’re welcome πŸ˜‰

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  2. Pallavi says:

    What a beautiful way to achieve a place on the table!

    Liked by 2 people

    1. judeitakali says:

      I’m glad you appreciate it Pallavi. Thank you so much.❀️🌷

      Like

  3. KL Caley says:

    This is just beautiful Jude. I especially liked these lines: “Soothe with hope and dream together
    Be kind
    Earn your place, at the table of gratitude”
    Thanks for taking part in the https://new2writing.wordpress.com/2021/03/25/writephoto-table/ challenge. KL ❀

    Liked by 2 people

    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Caley. I’m glad you like it.

      Liked by 1 person

  4. Aparna says:

    WORDS OF YOUR POEMS ARE ARRANGED MAGNIFICENTALY..

    Liked by 3 people

    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Aparna.🧑🍁

      Liked by 1 person

  5. LaDonna Remy says:

    What a beautiful and lovely reminder. Compassion and kindness are within all of our reach. I wish all would see and practice this truth.

    Liked by 3 people

    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much LaDonna. I’m glad your enjoyed it.

      Liked by 1 person

  6. -Eugenia says:

    So true, kindness and compassion can make a big difference, Jude, This is a beautifully written piece and a wonderful reminder it costs nothing to be kind.

    Liked by 3 people

    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Eugi, for the appreciation.

      Liked by 1 person

      1. -Eugenia says:

        You’re welcome, Jude!

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  7. vaniheart says:

    A lovely reminder to be kind to others❀❀❀
    Very beautiful one jude

    Liked by 2 people

    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Vani.

      Liked by 1 person

  8. mariamichaela says:

    Kindness and compassion don’t cost a thing…and it is true.

    Thank you for this, Jude πŸ’›πŸŒ·

    Liked by 2 people

    1. judeitakali says:

      Thanks Michaela. I’m happy you like this. πŸ’•

      Liked by 1 person

  9. Pooja G says:

    Beautiful poem- absolutely loved the end!

    Liked by 2 people

    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Pooja. Great to have you overπŸ€—πŸ’œ

      Like

  10. eob2 says:

    Beautiful, what today’s world needs, compassion and kindness. πŸ’—

    Liked by 2 people

    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much for the appreciation and approval.

      Liked by 1 person

      1. eob2 says:

        You’re welcome. πŸ™‚

        Liked by 1 person

  11. Donna-Luisa says:

    Thank you..to earn a space at the table..hmm think thats all anyone wants. 🌺. Nicee

    Liked by 2 people

    1. judeitakali says:

      Glad you appreciate this Donna.🌷

      Liked by 2 people

  12. A random act of kindness can make one’s day so bright. Sending smiles your way! This is lovely, Jude! 🀩

    Liked by 2 people

    1. judeitakali says:

      Thank you so much Anisha. Glad you like it.

      Liked by 1 person

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