Warmth of Kindness

I place another dry fir log onto hot coals
in the wood stove,
I am warmed and filled with thankfulness
for a tree once dead and seemingly useless
that fell one windy night
across our power lines.

Hydro was there at 2 o’clock in the morning,
three trucks, crane, 6 men,
lights flashing.

They worked till 4 to safely remove the tree,
piling it neatly beside our driveway,
carefully protecting our home-made gate.

The memory of the thoughtfulness of strangers
on a dark cold morning
warms me almost as much
as these flames.

©2019 Sharron R. McMillan

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3 Responses to Warmth of Kindness

  1. hernibs says:

    Thank you. 😉

    Like

  2. Beautiful thoughts ❤️

    Like

  3. lovealways7 says:

    Awesome 💕Grace😊

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