Friday, July 24, 2015

Kindness Doesn’t Cost A Thing--By Emile Pinet--Canada

Kindness Doesn’t Cost A Thing

From a beggar to the President,
it is not about what you've got.
When God assigns you a value,
being wealthy won't mean a lot.

Your true self is all that matters,
when your soul is judged in the end.
And you have no better resume,
than a lifetime shared with a friend.

You may not be rich or famous,
but some things in life are still free.
Hope doesn’t come with a price tag,
and there's no cost for air or sea.

There are so many priceless things,
like freedom and a setting sun.
There's nothing more precious than love,
or the joy of just having fun.

You cannot buy a warm spring breeze,
or pay a nightingale to sing.
Pity’s rightly given away,
and kindness doesn’t cost a thing.

Emile Pinet was born in a small city, (Bathurst) New Brunswick, Canada, the third eldest of thirteen children, ten girls and three boys. He is the product of a semi-dysfunctional family, brought up by a physically abusive and controlling father, versus a loving, nurturing mother. Many of his poems reflect the uniqueness of nature, which he loves, and his poetic observations of life in general. Emile is 66 years old and has been writing poems since he was about 35.   The ideas started to come to him rapidly one day at work-- he decided to write them down and express himself through his poetry.


  1. I'm glad I read this wonderful poem this evening, it really cheered me up. I thought your piece here was written with such flawless skill, I would have thought a master had written it. Are you a poet master? Great work,


    1. Thank you for taking the time to give me such a encouraging review, Emile.

  2. Dear Emile,

    Your inspirational piece cheered Russel and me too. I really like the last line. Welcome to Whispers! I hope you enjoy your time spent with us. So good to have you here.


    1. Thank you so much Karen, for this vote of confidence and encouragement. Emile.

  3. This poem speaks of the beautiful soul you are and a blessing to all you come into contact with, making this a better world with your humble positive nature. I loved your poem that is a gift to remind those who have forgotten how truly blessed those of us in free countries are. Welcome to Whispers Emile. Blessings and Aloha, Connie

    1. Thanks Connie, you are very gracious with your time and compliments, I appreciate both..Emile.

  4. such beauty in these lines, Emile. Great to see you here at Whispers

  5. My deepest and sincere thanks for your words of praise and acknowledgment, Emile.

  6. Emile, welcome to Whispers and thank you for sharing your amazing talent in this well written poem that is absolutely true. The worth of a soul is infinite. I am looking forward to reading more of your wonderful poems.

  7. Thanks so much Charlene, for your warm welcome and your kind words of encouragement, I appreciate both. Emile.

  8. Welcome to Whispers, Emile, and thank you for sharing such an uplifting poem. How true it is that "Kindness Doesn't Coat A Thing." Continued blessings!

    -MJ (

    1. My deepest and sincere thanks for your words of praise and acknowledgment, Emile.

    2. Hello Emile...I almost missed reading your wonderful, heartfelt poem. Truly a blessing to read! The most aluable things in life don't have a price tag, they come from the good Lord above for all to enjoy. Thanks for sharing, & hope to read more from you! Good wishes, Chris~