The kindest acts that you've never heard
Are the ones performed without a word.
Never found in organized suffrage,
Rarely seen in media coverage.

A subtle wink suggesting support;
Unspoken words when tempers are short;
Cloaked in the task of day to day living
Kind-hearted people are silently giving.

Non-deductible contributions
Given to struggling institutions.
No strings attached, no credit wanted.
They continue working, undaunted.

Tending the sick to a painful end,
Because that's what you do for a friend.
An act of kindness, silent and true,
So few will know what they've been through.

Acts of kindness performed every day
By modest people with little to say.

by Linda L. Rigsbee
Poems & Quotes by Linda L. Rigsbee
HOMEDear Tales

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