In Kind

When I was a lad
I’d often get mad
At the crazy things people said.

In most every bind
I’d reply in kind
And tell them to go drop dead.

But now that I’m older
I’ve found that it’s bolder
To repay them in kindness instead.

Phil HausslerWritten by Phil Haussler.



This poem was created for Project OpenBook, an experiment in doing good.

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7 Responses to “In Kind”

  1. Judy Says:

    Like this. Great life lesson.

  2. beckyblanton Says:

    Definitely MY favorite and a lesson to learn at any age! This is wonderful Phil!

  3. marblespark Says:

    Thanks Becky! Sometimes I still forget this lesson. You rock

  4. beckyblanton Says:

    Definitely MY favorite and a lesson to learn at any age! This is wonderful Phil!

  5. marblespark Says:

    Thanks Becky! Sometimes I still forget this lesson. You rock

  6. beckyblanton Says:

    Definitely MY favorite and a lesson to learn at any age! This is wonderful Phil!

  7. marblespark Says:

    Thanks Becky! Sometimes I still forget this lesson. You rock

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