Wednesday, June 12, 2019

DMC: "Kindness" by Kathleen Mazurowski


Your friendly smile,
a simple hello,
an open door,

could spread,
become infectious
even epidemic

But, maybe cure

Kindness is contagious.

© 2019 Kathleen Mazurowski. All rights reserved.

Click HERE to read this month's interview with Karen Boss, Editor at Charlesbridge. Her challenge this month is to write a poem in second person, speaking directly to a kid or kids about something that you think is important for them to know.

Post your poem on our June 2019 padlet. While some contributions will be featured as daily ditties this month, all contributions will be included in a wrap-up celebration on Friday, June 28th. One lucky participant will win a copy of I Am Someone Else: Poems About Pretending, collected by Lee Bennett Hopkins and illustrated by Chris Hsu, available online for preorder, and coming to a bookstore near you on July 2, 2019.


  1. I would like to wrap up this poem and give it to all the kids I know, Kathy. Thanks for sharing. :)

  2. Beautiful, Kathy, one to post for all to read! I love the way you slid from infectious to epidemic & that ending!

  3. Power-packed poem Kathy, it's "contagious" with a courageous ending!

  4. A poem that should be shared widely. Thank you!

  5. Wonderful instructions for everyone, not just kids!

  6. It's wonderful. Maybe I could read it to my book club next fall

  7. So sweet. I hope many children get to read this poem.