This poem is called "The Invitation". It was written by Oriah Mountain Dreamer. Her first name coming to her in a dream and Mountain Dreamer given to her by a Shamanic Healer. She is not an Indian Elder nor is she an American Indian.
Sometimes it seems that being kind is a weakness, because of all the cruelty in this world. But being kind. it's who you are called to be, and need to be for the people who love you.that you can perhaps together help.