Stories of Kindness from Around the World

Flame Of Love & Kindess

--by brighteyes, posted Sep 30, 2007

"I can master it", said the Ax.
His blows fell heavy on the hard, strong steel.
But each blow only made his edge
more blunt until he ceased to strike.

"Leave it to me", said the Saw.
With his relentless teeth, he worked back & forth.
But to his dismay, all of his teeth
were worn out or broken off.

"Ha!" said the Hammer. "I knew you could not do this.
Let me show you how."
But with the very first blow, his head flew off, and the steel was unchanged.

"Shall I try?" asked the Flame.
And it curled itself gently around the strong, hard steel, and embraced it, and would not let it go.
And the tough steel melted.

There are hearts that are
hard enough to resist:
The forces of wrath,
The fury of pride.
But hard is the heart that
can resist the warm "Flame of Love & Kindness

Unknown author

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Readers Comments

Tikit wrote: WOW! I read that, and I'm still saying "Wow". Thank you for finding and sharing this story.
happyncheerful wrote: If only we had the courage to live by this philosophy. I do agree 100% that kindness can change even the hardest of hearts...but humbling ourselves to be the ones to display that kindness is a hard thing.
laurissa wrote: beautiful poem
afriendlysmile wrote: Hi Brighteyes

I think there is some good in everyone and under that tough veneer there is a heart that cries out for love and affection.

Thank you for sharing such a thought provoking story.

Lots of Love and Smiles
Have a nice week end.
Afriendlysmile :)
EePee wrote: Thank you for sharing the through provoking article.
If each of us would come from the point that we are all one then so many problems would be solved.
parsaakbar wrote: Hi brighteyes,
That was sweet.
I thought that the fire either can destroy or give you comfort, it is our choice How to use it, in positive way or otherwise. Love is the positive thing in life when you are agnry with the ones you love you tell them and the disagreement comes to a amicable end, however when we choose not to discuss they become our enemies. Lets be like the fire in the story, don't let go your friends let go disagreement and fight and let them smile so that world is a better place to live in.

Keep smiling.
adityap1984 wrote: nice piece..thanks for sharing...

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