Michael Hopkins


To Whom Do You Serve? - Poem by Michael Hopkins

Oh, such tenderness

Within the human spirit

To whom do you serve?

©2019M.N. Hopkins

Topic(s) of this poem: humanity, kindness, love, sensitivity, spirit

Form: Haiku


Poet's Notes about The Poem

Note:The first two verses of this poem were inspired and came directly to me a few days ago after watching a movie in which one of the main characters was a very sweet, sensitive and kind person which is a rarity in our world of socially engineered mental illness and a long list of genders. I tried 4 different versions of the 3rd line but none were right in my mind.I thought to have patience and wait for a week or even a month if necessary and had faith the final verse would come to me eventually. While walking today, the 18th of March,2019 the words came to me.Luckily, I carry paper and pen on me for occasions as this. I wrote the entire poem out and published it today, the 18th of March 2019 in the haiku style of poetry.

Comments about To Whom Do You Serve? by Michael Hopkins

  • (9/12/2019 2:23:00 PM)

    Wonderful write......Thank u, dear poet. anjandev roy. (Report)Reply

    Michael Hopkins(9/14/2019 1:18:00 AM)

    You are very welcome AR

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  • Dr Dillip K Swain (9/12/2019 11:01:00 AM)

    I admire the brevity of your expression! This little poem speaks volumes.....10 (Report)Reply

    Michael Hopkins(9/14/2019 1:19:00 AM)

    Thanks so much Dr. D

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  • Mahtab Bangalee (7/25/2019 4:23:00 AM)

    it's a love
    great love
    yeah
    to whom
    o smiling
    do you serve
    if stay apart.....//
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    Michael Hopkins(9/14/2019 1:21:00 AM)

    Thank you for reading and your kind comment.

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  • (7/9/2019 5:13:00 AM)

    A beautifully concise description of the spirit of humanity...great stuff! ! ! (Report)Reply

    (9/14/2019 1:20:00 AM)

    Thanks for reading & commenting. Much appreciated Dominic.

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  • Edward Kofi Louis (4/11/2019 8:36:00 AM)

    Kindness and faithfulness! ! !

    Very positive with the human spirit.

    🤗🤩✍ Thanks for sharing this poem with us.
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    Michael Hopkins(4/12/2019 8:10:00 AM)

    Yes, two better angels of our humanity.

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  • Poet Poet (3/25/2019 6:19:00 PM)

    o GREAT poet
    MH
    would you cae to read my
    MOMS SMILES
    PLEASE.
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    (3/26/2019 5:19:00 PM)

    okkk thanks u will like itttttttttttttt

    Michael Hopkins(3/26/2019 9:17:00 AM)

    OK, I will take a look

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  • (3/23/2019 1:09:00 PM)

    I believe we are here to serve each other. Humanity should be our primary concern. How can we smile with full bellies, knowing there are many people starving? How can we feel content with all our comforts, knowing there are those without a home? There are no written laws about caring for each other, but the laws are written on our hearts. A poignant poem. (Report)Reply

    Michael Hopkins(3/23/2019 2:00:00 PM)

    Thank you so much for your heartfelt comment. Yes we are here to serve the good ot the higher angels of our human nature and be of service to those in need or suffering.

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  • Jankovic Zoran (3/18/2019 3:36:00 PM)

    She serves her conscience. If you did not read, take a book: Indecent obsession. The writer is Colleen McCullough. Same story and good book. Regards. (Report)Reply

    Michael Hopkins(3/19/2019 2:43:00 AM)

    Thank you for the book recommendation and for reading my poem and commenting..

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Poem Submitted: Monday, March 18, 2019



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