Small Gestures


I believe there is great meaning

behind small gestures−

Paying for a strangers coffee

holding the door open for people


and smiling, even when I don’t feel like it



Chasing a child’s ball down the sidewalk

and throwing it back−

watching as their eyes light up.

Paying compliments

and being kind−

especially when it’s difficult.



People notice−

and appreciate

I know I do−

when it’s done to or for me.



Small gestures−

a warm smile


a simple “How are you?”



For a moment

life doesn’t seem so heavy−

it’s a candle burning on Christmas Eve

it’s a bit of Gene Kelly dancing in the rain.



Both image and poem are by yours truly
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22 Responses to Small Gestures

  1. Sometimes a slight immediately forgotten gesture or word can do so very much good~

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  2. JarOfPoetry says:

    Something so small can mean the world to someone. Great poem!

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  3. Something g so seemingly small can change the world for someone

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  4. The Eclectic Contrarian says:

    Awesome! It’s the little things…

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  5. Agree it doesn’t take much but can give both recipient and giver so much joy.

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  6. kristianw84 says:

    I’m happy you agree! Thanks for reading!! ❤ ❤


  7. Nathan AM Smith says:

    So true!!!!!

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  9. WendyMegget says:

    This is really gorgeous, and I love the last verse – beautiful imagery!

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  10. ..meaning in life are everywhere as long as one just wonna see the bright part of it no matter how tiny it is…nice poem

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