Small Acts – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon


“No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.” Aesop

Small Acts

For me it's the small acts,
the sacrament of kindness,
always unexpected from strangers
rising above the anticipated in the
season of self over matters, where
a word, a kindness, a smile changes
everything, changes me, changes you,
opens a portal of joy welling up,
overflowing, out coming back again,
surfing this deep wave of gift.

Copyright 2021 ©Paul Vincent Cannon
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47 responses to “Small Acts – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. I love, love, love this poem!! It gave me a swell of joy inside.

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  2. “sacrament of kindness” and a “portal of joy” – wonderful

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  3. Lovely rendering of the ripple effect.

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  5. … “In the season of self over matters”…..that’s definitely a keeper. Well said!

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  6. Sacrament of kindness…beautiful.

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  7. Beautifully expressed–a small act that becomes a wave of joy.

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  8. Amy

    A very beautiful poem, Paul.

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  9. Beautifully written Paul. There is nothing more important than random acts of kindness given💖

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  10. Beautiful poem, Paul. Small acts of kindness are a gift that often grows.

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  11. Thank you Merril, yes, I resonate with that very much.


  12. Charis Counselling

    A beautiful poem


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