Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Blessed were the angels

                                                                            Author: DFID - UK Department
                                                                            for International Development
Image: Refugee camp population
queuing for assistance and food (here)

3WW given words:
taut underestimate vigorous

Poets United Midweek Motif
 ~ The Kindness of Strangers

The kindness of strangers
Never to underestimate the
hallmark of human goodness
where one least expected it

Blessed were the angels that
recognized such distressed souls
to direct help to the displaced
caught in taut situations

Volunteers, strangers to the scene
were the first to be led by Providence
to areas of conflicts to extend those
caught in a harrowing cross-fire
with some semblance of hope

It was expected that their vigorous
experiences were made more bearable

Thomg's 3WW #523
Susan's at PU's Midweek Motif


  1. these angels are to be applauded but hopefully all will find a new safe home

  2. Never underestimate, the power of kindness. Wonderful!

  3. Such people sure help out in many a way, helping all get through the day.

  4. A wonderful tribute to those first responders to natural and human-made disasters, the angels who care enough to leave the comfort of their own homes because strangers need them. This is what armies and saints ought too be marching for. Thank you!

  5. I so admire those who go into the most troubled places to offer aid and comfort. True heroes. Great write, Hank.

  6. I am privileged to know such a person and have sent her this post, Hank

  7. A timely and touching poem. Thank you for sharing.

  8. I agree, this is most eloquent and timely.

  9. Thank you so much for providing yet one more show of human beauty

  10. "Never to underestimate the
    hallmark of human goodness
    where one least expect it" love the lines...beautifully put Hank...

  11. There is still much of that human goodness in the world.

  12. Thanks for shining a light on the angels, Hank.
    They are sorely needed.

  13. Beautifully penned. And yes, those angels are so very necessary!

  14. A wonderful uplifting verse Hank. Thanks.