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“Kill Them with Kindness”

Smother them with Authentic Affection..

By Grz ColmPublished 26 days ago 1 min read
“Kill Them with Kindness”
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Befriend your tormentors - don’t be a victim!

throwaway the guilt of wishing them stricken, and instead

Kill them with kindness

Before you know it you may have made a new friend,

perhaps swerving them to your right way of thinking

(as we are almost always right!)

Kill them with Kindness

Pet their dog, make a joke,

laugh at theirs!

Make a batch of muffins [no poison please]

Kill them with kindness!

Have them drowning in your warm fondness, and

smother them with authentic affection -

Stiff frowns turn to beaming smiles,

Once simmering aggression, now a catalyst to

transmute it into bubbling positivity -

You never know, you might soon be hugging it out!


What a nasty, sinking feeling to be mean-treated

and to do so in return...

So, when you wanna scream,

when you wanna curse, blame or shout,

there’s no need to cry, or even to pout, instead

Kill them with kindness.

Wrap them up in smiles, gifts and warm laughter, and

compliment them - they might not know what hit ‘em!

Before you can say enemy, you might be embracing, yet

just behind your back you hold your secret memory dagger,

painted in crimson-red for love, so as

not to forget, but to remember to trust -

Kill them with kindness.


Quick note: A new free verse - finally! 😄 Just some thoughts I’d been having. Had the idea a few weeks back now, but could not get it right. Reworked it a bit and more happy with its flow now. Hope you enjoyed and thanks so much for reading.

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Comments (19)

  • Kayleigh Fraser ✨4 days ago

    You are on fire with these 👌😇❤️🌟 A really strong and important message

  • I like to give little thoughtful gifts and kind wishes to those I know don't like me. It baffles them to no end. 🫠😂 And, yes, sometimes they become a friend.

  • Well-wrought! Also, discretion is the better part of valor. There is little to be gained from wrestling a snake, other than perhaps an amusing spectacle for gawkers.

  • Hannah Moore19 days ago

    Just as it was all looking so beautiful ...

  • Racharoonie23 days ago

    Have them drown in your warm fondness… I love how positive you are.

  • BrettNotGreg23 days ago

    Enjoyed this very much! Great work!

  • Liked it very much, colm!!!

  • Gina C.23 days ago

    Love the powerful message in this, Grz! <3 Enjoyed the skilled flow and sentiment so much!

  • Cathy holmes24 days ago

    Good advice. Kill them with kindness. I may poison the cake though. 🤣

  • D.K. Shepard24 days ago

    Great sentiment and wonderful poem! Nicely done!

  • Tiffany Gordon 25 days ago

    I like the idea of keeping the peace. I don't know about the friendship part though. Lol

  • Novel Allen25 days ago

    Ugh, so sweet....I want to kill em for real. You should read my latest challenge "Savage". I would love to see you being a wicked knight. Please. This was too lovey lovey for me. But we really should love our enemies...Ugh. I hope you dont let me and Dhar being evil ruin your lovely poem. Great work. Hugs and hugs.

  • Dawnxisoul393art25 days ago

    The repetition of "Kill them with kindness" emphasizes the transformative power of compassion and genuine affection, your words remind us of the potential for growth and reconciliation through acts of kindness, thank you very much for sharing, love your works, hope to read more, subscribed.

  • "[no poison please]" Ughhh, fineeeeee. You're such a party pooper! 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣 But I don't wanna make a new friend. Oooo, I have a better idea. I should shower them with kindness and become friends and somehow become their best friend. Like become the person that they trust the most. And then I should backstab them! Thanks for the advice G! 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣 Loved your poem!

  • Rachel Deeming25 days ago

    It's true. Come back at them with a smile and remain unruffled. I love the sentiment in this, Grz, wonderfully expressed.

  • Mother Combs25 days ago


  • This is great Grz and so meaningful and thoughtful. I look forward to your free verse poems as I always learn a little something from them. Keep up the great work!!!

  • Lana V Lynx26 days ago

    Kindness is powerful and your verse captures it perfectly well.

  • shanmuga priya26 days ago

    You have beautifully expressed the power of sincere and genuine kindness in the face of adversity.It's a powerful reminder that kindness is a genuine expression of our best selves...I enjoyed reading your poem.

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