An Ode to Courteousness

Tue, 07/09/2024

By Jeffrey Garris

Oh, courteousness, a virtue so divine,

In every interaction, your presence shines.

With kind words and gestures, you light the way,

Spreading warmth and goodwill throughout the day.


You teach us to be mindful of others’ hearts,

To offer a hand when a burden imparts.

Simple acts of politeness, both big and small,

Can brighten someone’s day, bringing smiles to all.


In a world where rudeness often takes the lead,

Your grace and charm are just what we need.

Opening doors, saying “thank you” and “please,”

You bring harmony and ease to social seas.


Courteousness, you bridge the gaps between souls,

Fostering connections that make us whole.

Your gentle touch, a balm for weary hearts,

Bringing compassion and understanding in parts.


May your spirit guide our words and deeds,

As we navigate life’s intricate needs.

Courteousness, we honor your timeless grace,

Bringing joy and unity to every place.

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