The poem 'Speak Gently' by David Bates, emphasise on the importance of being kind to everyone. He says that it is better to reach someone with love than fear, as one's bad deeds should not be taken away by harsh words. In friendship, the most important aspect is affection. One must always teach children with a soft accent as they need to get inspired. One must speak gently to the young, as they already have enough to bear, and they should be allowed to pass this life without any anxiety. The elderly must be allowed to depart in peace. The poor must be dealt with gently as they have enough to endure. When people make mistakes, they must be dealt with gentle care, as they might be the way they are, due to previous bad experiences. God himself says 'Peace, be still'.