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2011 November PAD Chapbook Challenge: Day 13

Good morning! Today is World Kindness Day. As a result...

The prompt for today is to write a kind poem. My interpretation of this prompt is that the poem should either be kind or somehow involve kindness in it--one way or the other. I suppose the poem could also involve cruelty--as long as there is some form of kindness somewhere. But if you feel the need to stretch the prompt, go for it.

Here's my attempt:

"Scout"

- for cousin Sean

There was some debate over what,
but then he gave away his knife.
He needed to pick a gift, but
there was some debate over what.
His decision came from his gut--
who knows? It might save someone's life.
There was some debate over what,
but then he gave away his knife.

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