Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Be The Change

Be The Change

“Be the change you want to see in the world.”
~Mahatma Gandhi~ (Indian Philosopher, internationally esteemed for his doctrine of nonviolent protest, 1869-1948)

Bravery you must seek out,
Enduring on without a doubt.

The one light in the dark,
Holding true like a tree's bark,
Endeavoring to leave your mark.

Change will not happen so fast,
Hold sharp the eventual contrast,
Anticipate the failures of the past.
Never be accepting of a caste,
Gladly answer all questions asked,
Entertain the will to outlast.

You are a source of change,
Out of chaos harmony you'll arrange,
Under status quo you must estrange.

World may try to keep you down,
Answer with a patience that's renown.
Never an easy job with heavy crown,
They only hope they can make you frown.

Take heart and seek what's right,
On wings of righteous win the fight.

Slay injustice with truth's sword,
Every battle leads to humanity's reward,
Eventually in time you'll gain accord.

If ever you begin to lose sight,
Never forget your inner light.

There will surely be resistance,
Harbor in yourself strong persistence,
Ever remember the goal of co-existence.

Worldly matters matter no more,
Off you go upon selfless chore.
Remember the oppressed you fight for,
Lessening the worlds taste to abhor.
Driven to change humanity's decor.

Gabrielle Langmoore Feb 21, 2011

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