Is Your Kindness Equal? – Written Monday 1st June 2020 (Aged 45)

Is Your Kindness Equal?

is your kindness equal
or is it tied to values
that are only ever personal
should kindness be just given
just based on a personal belief
or how a person is driven
i find it hard to understand
why someone who promotes kindness
picks only, certain hands
i think it reflects,
some picture inside
some live event,
some piece of shrapnel
that looks like trauma
do its jagged edges feel to sharp?
do we choose our kindest gifts
or is it just for some for whom we impart
i do wonder about the equality
there is an idea,
that being kind
this in itself, inherently, means equal and fair
and an equal slice
will be given and easily shared
but your kindness is not equal
there are raw edges
that make you call out and shame
certain people, the same type of people
so i have to ask,
why can’t your kindness be equal?

James Garratt – Monday 1st June 2020

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