Thursday, June 15, 2006

The Kindness of Children

Nisha came to school today
with new glasses.

She brought her old ones back
to give to Brita.

Someone stepped on her pair
when she left them on the floor
months ago.

She's been squinting ever since.

Today she saw the world more clearly.

And no one laughed or snickered
we all said, "good for you!"

What a privledge
to witness a heart so big and gracious
assessing twelve-year-old resources
to give this bold gift

We can all change the world
in our own way
if we would consider it

5 Comments:

Blogger Kathleen said...

the last stanza sums it all up, girl.
truetruetrue.
now if we can only convince others to follow that idea...

4:04 PM  
Blogger windblownbutterfly said...

This is wonderful! What a precious child to have a heart so big and generous. :-)

11:47 AM  
Blogger snowsparkle said...

"We can all change the world
in our own way
if we would consider it"

OK these words deserve to go on a sampler and be beautifully stitched for posterity. I love this, thanks, ecm!

2:29 AM  
Blogger snowsparkle said...

"We can all change the world
in our own way
if we would consider it"

OK these words deserve to go on a sampler and be beautifully stitched for posterity. I love this, thanks, ecm!

2:29 AM  
Anonymous shelley said...

how wonderful that your class celebrated a kind, unselfish act.

12:04 AM  

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