34 Kindness Poems

Be inspired by these kindness poems. Short poems to encourage acts of kindness. Being kind is a way of life, something that you do without even thinking about it. Our world needs more kindness displayed and what a different place it would be if people were more generous, compassionate, understanding, and kind.

World Kindness Day is November 13 and it promotes the principle of being kind to others and reinforces the power of kindness in communities.

Share one of these poems with others to remind them how kindness can change our world.

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    The poem below, But When, reminds us even though we are busy we should not just think a kindly deed but we should actually take the time and do it.
  1. But When
    Poet: E. A. Brininstool

    We are going to do a kindly deed,
    Sometime, perhaps, but when?
    Our sympathy give in a time of need,
    Sometime, perhaps, but when?
    We will do so much in the coming years;
    We will banish the heartaches and doubts and fears,
    And we'll comfort the lonely and dry their tears,
    Sometime, perhaps, but when?

    We will give a smile to a saddened heart,
    Sometime, perhaps, but when?
    Of the heavy burdens we'll share a part,
    Sometime, perhaps, but when?
    Sometime we're going to right the wrong;
    Sometime the weak we will help make strong;
    Sometime we'll come with Love's old, sweet song,
    Sometime, perhaps, but when?

  2. Thoughfulness Shows
    Poet: Catherine Pulsifer

    In the dance of kindness, a melody sweet,
    Thoughtfulness shows with every heartbeat.
    A gentle word, a tender embrace,
    Creates a world of warmth and grace.

    In each gesture, big or small,
    Thoughtfulness weaves a magical thrall.
    A caring touch, a mindful gaze,
    Brightens up the darkest of days.

    Let kindness be the guide we know,
    With thoughtfulness, let compassion grow.
    For in the simple acts we share,
    Thoughtfulness paints the world with care.

  3. A Habit To Embrace
    Poet: Catherine Pulsifer, 2021

    Kindness is shown in many ways
    It can make someone's day
    It may be only a little thing
    But sunshine to others it will bring.

    Simple things, even a smile
    Can brighten a day for others, while
    It will come back to you
    Show kindness in all you do.

    Hold a door, help others
    You will soon discover
    Something that seems small to you
    Can have a huge impact that is true.

    Make kindness a habit today
    Spread love and kindness in every way
    You will find the world will be a better place
    It is a habit we should all embrace.

  4. Understanding Grows
    Poet: Catherine Pulsifer

    In the world of kindness, where hearts align,
    Understanding grows, a gift divine.
    A gentle touch, a listening ear,
    Fosters a connection that's crystal clear.

    Kindness and understanding, hand in hand,
    Creating a haven where compassion can stand.
    Through storms and sunshine, thick and thin,
    Understanding nurtures the love within.

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  6. Some Little Good
    Poet: Alice Cary

    True worth is in being, not seeming -
    In doing, each day that goes by,
    Some little good - not in dreaming
    Of great things to do by and by.

    For whatever men say in their blindness,
    And in spite of the fancies of youth,
    There's nothing so kingly as kindness,
    And nothing so royal as truth.

  7. Now
    Poet:  Chas. R. Skinner

    If you have kind words to say,
    Say them now.
    Tomorrow may not come your way
    Do a kindness while you may,
    Loved ones will not always stay;
    Say them now.

    If you have a smile to show,
    Show it now.
    Make hearts happy, roses grow,
    Let the friends around you know
    The love you have before they go,
    Show it now.

  8. Kindness and Honesty
    Poet: Juanita Roach

    Kindness helps make you loving and good,
    Kindness helps make you do what you should.

    Honesty helps make you what you should be,
    From the time you're a baby until eternity.

    And if you are both honest and kind,
    You'll be welcomed and loved most all of the time.

  9. Wishing
    Poet: Ella Wheeler Wilcox

    Do you wish the world were better?
    Let me tell you what to do -
    Set a watch upon your actions:
    Keep them always straight and true,
    Bid your mind of selfish motives;
    Let your thoughts be clean and high;
    You can make a little Eden
    Of the sphere you occupy.

    Do you wish the world to be wiser?
    Well, suppose you make a start
    By accumulating wisdom
    In the scrap-book of your heart.
    Do not waste one page in folly;
    Live to learn and learn to live;
    If you want to increase knowledge.
    You must get ere you can give.

    Do you wish the world were better?
    Then remember day by day
    Just to sow the seeds of kindness
    As you pass along the way.
    For the pleasure of the many
    May be ofttimes traced to one.
    As the hand that plants the acorn
    Shelters armies from the sun.

  10. Your Actions Thrive
    Poet: Catherine Pulsifer

    In words, you weave a tapestry of care,
    But it is the deeds that truly mark you rare.
    For kindness isn't whispered, empty wind,
    It blossoms in the service that you lend.

    In our community, your actions thrive,
    An example of compassion, strong and alive.
    With every selfless act, a truth is shown:
    You speak of kindness with the work you've sown.

  11. In your community spreading kindness helps build a thriving community. For more thoughts read some of our poems about community

  12. Kindness Poem
    Poem by W.J.M.

    Scarce the honey-dew of kindness;
    Priceless is the balm of love;
    Life-long joy a look oft giveth;
    Endless pain when we reprove.

    Gentle words and kindly manners
    Cast no more than acts of scorn;
    Gain true friends and life is richer,
    Making men seem heaven-born.

  13. Kindness, The Gentle Touch
    Poet: Catherine Pulsifer

    Kindness, the gentle touch that soothes the soul,
    Creates a world where compassion holds control.
    In every act and word, its power is found,
    A better, harmonious life on which it's bound.

    In kindness, we find justice and care,
    For a society that's equal and fair.
    So let us spread kindness, far and near,
    For a world filled with love, not one of fear.

  14. So let us spread kindness, far and near, For a world filled with love, not one of fear.

  15. Kindness
    Poet: Unknown

    Would you soon disdain a foe —
    Purge away his blindness?
    Do not give him blow for blow;
    Melt his heart with kindness!

    Searching out his want and will,
    Sympathy so touches,
    Gently as the drops distill
    Ere the spring outgushes!

    Let him find you manly, kind,
    Fighting wrong, and ever
    Serving all with, heart and mind —
    God crowns best endeavor.

  16. Deeds Of Kindness
    Poet: Unknown

    Suppose the little cowslip
    Should hang its little cup.
    And say, "I'm such a tiny flower,
    I'd better not grow up."
    How many a weary traveller
    Would miss its fragrant smell!
    How many a little child would grieve
    To lose it from the dell!

    Suppose the glistening dew-drops
    Upon the grass should say,
    ''What can a little dew-drop do?
    I'd better roll away."
    The blade on which it rested.
    Before the day was done,
    Without a drop to moisten it
    Would wither in the sun.

    Suppose the little breezes,
    Upon a summer's day,
    Should think themselves too small to cool
    The traveller on his way;
    Who would not miss the smallest
    And softest ones that blow,
    And think they made a great mistake
    If they were talking so?

    How many deeds of kindness
    A little child may do.
    Although it has so little strength,
    And little wisdom too!
    It needs a loving spirit,
    Much more than strength, to prove,
    How many things a child may do
    For others by its love.

  17. Little Things
    Poet: Unknown

    A cup of water timely brought,
    An offered easy chair,
    A turning of the window-blind,
    That all may feel the air;

    An early flower bestowed unasked,
    A light and cautious tread,
    A voice to softest whispers hushed
    To spare an aching head -

    Oh, things like these, though little things,
    The purest love disclose,
    As fragrant atoms in the air
    Reveal the hidden rose.

  18. In life it is the little things that often make the difference, whether it is spreading kindness or showing love, the little things we do often times make a big difference. Consider these little things poems to encourage you to do small things!

  19. Little Deeds
    Poet: Unknown

    Not mighty deeds make up the sum
    Of happiness below;
    But little acts of kindliness,
    Which any child- may show.

    A merry sound to cheer the babe,
    And tell a friend is near;
    A word of ready sympathy
    To dry the childish tear;

    A glass of water timely brought;
    An offered easy-chair;
    A turning of the window-blind
    That all may feel the air;

    An early flower unasked bestowed;
    A light and cautious tread;
    A voice to gentlest whisper hushed
    To spare the aching head, -

    Oh! deeds like these, though little things,
    Yet purest love disclose,
    As fragrant perfume on the air
    Reveals the hidden rose.

    Our heavenly Father loves to see
    These precious fruits of love;
    And, if we only serve him here,
    We'll dwell with him above.

  20. Little Acts of Kindness
    Poet: Unknown

    Little acts of kindness
    Trifling though they are,
    How they serve to brighten
    This dark world of care!
    Little acts of kindness,
    Oh, how potent they,
    To dispel the shadows
    Of life’s cloudy day!

    Little acts of kindness,
    How they cheer the heart!
    What a world of gladness,
    Will a smile impart!
    How a gentle accent
    Calms the troubled soul,
    When the waves of passion
    O’er it wildly roll!

    You may have around you
    Sunshine if you will,
    Or a host of shadows,
    Gloomy, dreary, chill.
    If you want the sunshine,
    Smile, though sad at heart;
    To the poor and needy
    Kindly aid impart.

    To the soul-despairing
    Breathe a hopeful word;
    From your lips be only
    Tones of kindness heard.
    Even give for anger
    Love and tenderness;
    And in blessing others
    You yourself will bless.

    Little acts of kindness,
    Nothing do they cost;
    Yet, when they are wanting,
    Life’s best charm is lost.
    Little acts of kindness,
    Richest gems of earth,
    Though they seem but trifles,
    Priceless is their worth.

  21. A Better Place
    Poet: Catherine Pulsifer

    Acts of kindness can be like little lights,
    Giving hope and direction to our long nights.
    If we share the joy and give a kind word,
    The world becomes better, that is what you heard.

    Actions speak louder than words can say,
    Someone may need some help today.
    Every day work a little harder to bring love,
    Let's share it universally, like sent from above.

    It takes only one act done with love and grace,
    To make this world a better place!

  22. This poem, A Better Place, focuses on the power of actions over words, suggesting that when a person needs help, and that our actions can make a meaningful difference. It encourages a daily commitment to spreading love through acts of kindness reminding us even a single act performed with love and grace can have a significant impact, ultimately working towards creating a better world. Find more Actions Speak Louder Than Words Poems

  23. A Deed And A Word
    Poet: Charles MacKay

    A little stream had lost its way
    Amid the grass and fern;
    A passing stranger scooped a well,
    Where weary men might turn;
    He walled it in, and hung with care
    A ladle at the brink;
    He thought not of the deed he did,
    But judged that all might drink.
    He passed again, and lo! the well.
    By summer never dried,
    Had cooled ten thousand parching tongues,
    And saved a life beside.

    A nameless man, amid a crowd
    That thronged the daily mart,
    Let fall a word of hope and love,
    Unstudied, from the heart;
    A whisper on the tumult thrown,
    A transitory breath
    It raised a brother from the dust,
    It saved a soul from death.
    O germ! O fount! O word of love!
    O thought at random cast!
    Ye were but little at the first,
    But mighty at the last.

  24. Live For Something
    Poet: Chalmers

    Live for something.
    Do good and leave behind you
    A monument of virtue that
    The storm of time can never destroy.

    Write your name in kindness, love and mercy
    On the hearts of thousands you come in
    Contact with, year by year. . . .
    Good deeds will shine
    As the stars of heaven.

  25. The Spoken Word
    Poet: David V. Bush

    Whate'er in life we say or do
    A boomerang will be,
    For from the law of "like brings like"
    We never can be free.

    If lofty thoughts spring from your heart,
    And goodness fills your mind,
    The waves you send abroad in life
    Will come back glad and kind.

    If sin or malice taint your soul,
    And fill your thoughts with hate.
    Be certain that the evil waves
    Will haunt you soon or late.

    If you spread cheer and love around;
    If noble deeds you do.
    All these in time will bring reward.
    And travel back to you.

    If we're to help this suffering world
    In thought or word or deed.
    Since what we sow we're sure to reap,
    It's kindness that we need.

    If some weak brother falls or slips
    Upon the toilsome way,
    Lend him a hand, and help him rise.
    And guard the things you say.

    God's changeless laws are working still
    And every word comes back;
    And gossip's evil tongue some day
    May have you on the rack.

    So send kind thoughts to all mankind
    Where'er the skies extend;
    For each thought, be it good or bad,
    Will come back in the end.

  26. Truest Harmony
    Poet: Catherine Pulsifer

    In a world where hearts connect,
    Kindness blooms with sweet effect.
    Open ears, understanding eyes,
    Empathy, where true compassion lies.

    A gentle touch, a caring smile,
    Bridge the gaps, even just a mile.
    In the tapestry of life we weave,
    Threads of empathy, make hearts believe.

    So let's be kind, reach out a hand,
    Create a world where love expands.
    For in the dance of empathy,
    We find the truest harmony.

  27. Caring And Kind Hearts
    Poet: Catherine Pulsifer

    In the garden of life, where flowers bloom,
    Kindness is the sun, chasing away the gloom.
    A caring touch, a word so sweet,
    Makes every connection a joyful feat.

    Like a gentle breeze on a summer day,
    Caring and kind hearts make the world okay.
    In every gesture, big or small,
    Caring echoes, a universal call.

    So let's be kind, let's deeply share,
    A world of warmth, beyond compare.
    For in the world of deeds we bring,
    Caring and kindness is the song our hearts sing.

  28. An Act Of Kindness
    Poet: Catherine Pulsifer

    An act of kindness may start with a smile,
    Though small, it can go many a mile.

    When we take the time to be kind,
    We may help others out of a bind.

    Helping out a neighbor or friend in need,
    Can plant a seed of hope and love indeed.

    Little acts of kindness shows we care,
    Sometimes in this world, these acts are rare.

  29. The poem, An Act Of Kindness, highlights the idea that helping a neighbor or friend in need can sow the seeds of hope and love. It recognizes that these little acts of kindness demonstrate our care and concern for others, especially in a world where such acts may be scarce. Find more Poems About Helping Others

  30. Scatter Seeds
    Poet: Sister Dora (Dorothy Wyndlow Pattison)

    Let the world be better, brighter,
    For your having trod its way;
    Let your light be seen afar,
    Ere sinks down life's little day.

    Scatter seeds of love and kindness
    As you tread the heavenward road;
    You will find them all again
    In the paradise of God.

  31. The Real Good?
    Poet: John Boyle O'Reilly

    What is the real good?
    I asked in musing mood.
    Order, said the law-court;
    Knowledge, said the school;
    Truth, said the wise man;
    Pleasure, said the fool;
    Love, said the maiden;
    Beauty, said the page;
    Freedom, said the dreamer;
    Home, said the sage;
    Fame, said the soldier;
    Equity, the seer: -
    Spake my heart full sadly,
    "The answer is not here."
    Then within my bosom,
    Softly this I heard,
    "Each heart holds the secret,
    Kindness is the word!"

  32. It Is Much
    Poet Unknown

    A heart-felt smile, a gentle tone,
    A thoughtful word, a tender touch,
    A passing act of kindness done, -
    'Tis all, but it is much.

    These are not things to win applause,
    No earthly fame awaiteth such;
    But surely by the heavenly laws
    They are accounted much.

  33. Short Kindness Poems

  34. Doing Kindness
    Poet: George Herbert

    Be useful where thou livest, that they may
    Both want and wish thy pleasing presence still:
    Kindness, good parts, great places, are the way
    To compass this. Find out men's want and will,
    And meet them there. All worldly joys go less
    To the one joy of doing kindnesses.

  35. Kind hearts are the gardens, Kind thoughts are the roots, Kind words are the blossoms. Kind deeds are the fruits.

  36. Loving Kindness
    Poet: Martha S. Lippincott

    How can we ease another's pain
    Their sorrows e'er dispel?
    When they are sore depressed with gloom,
    How can we break the spell,
    And make their sad lives brighter seem,
    By driving grief away?
    'Tis only loving kindness can.
    Ah! love will find a way.

  37. Little
    by Frederic W. Farrar

    Little self-denials, little honesties,
    little passing words of sympathy,
    little nameless acts of kindness,
    little silent victories over favorite temptations, -
    these are the silent threads of gold which,
    when woven together,
    gleam out so brightly in
    the pattern of life that God approves.

  38. Ripples of Kindness
    Poet: Catherine Pulsifer

    In the quiet where kindness takes flight,
    Ripples spread, igniting hearts alight.
    Acts witnessed inspire, a spark so bright,
    A chain of good in the day and night.
    Deed begets deed, a cascade of grace,
    Through shared joy, a compassionate embrace.

  39. Collections of Kindness Poems

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  41. Planting Seeds Of Kindness

  42. Be Kind To Animals

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We hope you have found a kindness poem that expresses a thought or words that you will share with others. We hope the poems remind you that small acts of kindness can be done every day. It could be as simple as opening a door, a good morning, a smile, a kind word. It may be a phone call to someone who is alone. There are many ways to show and spread affection and generosity by just being kind to others. Spread more kindness in your life and you will find it will come back to you.

Practice compassion, generosity, goodwill, and understanding and you will see
"that being kind results in happiness you will find"!

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