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Kindness

Since the moment I held a pencil I've been creating with drawings and words. I believe paintings enlighten and poems entice our audiences.

Happy Smiles

There are moments when a simple smile from another person spruces up our day. I know when I go on my walks all my furry dog friends put a smile on my face, along with their families. Their desire to greet us and say hello brings out those happy endorphins in our brains and makes us feel better.

A Happy Dog at the Beach

By Mary Borges (aka ML Borges)

By Mary Borges (aka ML Borges)

Kindness

We walk in circles all day long

Thinking about what, who knows?

When a person passes we don’t notice

And an opportunity goes by

A moment to smile

A moment of warmth

To share with another being.


We walk in circles all day long

Are our thoughts important?

Why are we closed-up in our worlds?

Why do we linger there?


We walk in circles all day long

Why not open up to our surroundings?

Open up to a moment in time

Give a thought to other’s around us

Give kindness to those who need us

To our fellow beings both human and furry.

The Beach

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Ode To A House

The house sits

As all houses do

But, for me,

The house smells

Of fresh baked bread

The house breathes

Of love and laughter

The house protects

From strangers or danger

The house soothes

From hurt or sorrow

The house harbors

A mouse and spider

Two or three

The house longs

To be a home

Always a home.

Home

By Mary Borges (aka ML Borges)

By Mary Borges (aka ML Borges)

© 2020 Mary Borges

Comments

Mary Borges (author) from San Diego, California on April 10, 2020:

Thank you Lorna. I do love to paint animals and dogs have a special place for me. I'm always happy to hear that you enjoyed reading my poems. It's fun when you visit and leave comments.

Mary Borges (author) from San Diego, California on April 10, 2020:

Hi Jodah. Thank you for your very kind comments. I greatly appreciate them and am glad you enjoyed reading my poems.

Lorna Lamon on April 10, 2020:

Heartwarming poem Mary and a smile can brighten up someone's day or life. I love your painting of this dog which reminded me of an Irish Wolfhound call Reilly we used to have. So true about our home, a sanctuary after a busy day. Your painting looks so inviting, I can almost smell the baking. Just lovely.

John Hansen from Queensland Australia on April 10, 2020:

I like these poems, Mary, especially the second one. Your artwork adds to the poetry as well.