With life’s first breath of air,
fragile beings are we;
for every two steps forward,
we trip and fall back three.
If only we would understand,
a law at our right-hand;
it goes by the name of reciprocate,
based on give instead of take.
This canon reverts to the beginning,
an axiomatic taught by all faiths;
which states to give value to others,
expecting no return in its place.
Reciprocation is an epiphany universal,
an experience that touches the heart;
when offered a true hand of kindness
response with rife gratitude as an art.
Seize this fundamental truth my friend,
when put into action you will find;
life’s little setbacks will disappear,
replaced by prolific treasures of kind.