Denis Martindale


I Want To Change The World!


Everyone who wants to change the world has already done it,
just by wanting to, because that's the first step we must make
on our journey to joy, and without that first step, what next?
But once that first step has been taken, the second soon follows,
for the body's balance has changed, it's still leaning forward,
it's still in motion, with the body obedient to the mind,
with all the evidence of the heart's desire to complete its quest!
Yes, there will be setbacks and maybe we'll crawl along,
when once we were strong and so full of hope for Mankind,
but the years take their toll, so we must prepare ourselves,
make ourselves ready, even for this, even if we must crawl...
No need to be ashamed of crawling along if helping others,
so why foster any doubts at this stage, when things look bad?
Many a hero has humbled himself to rescue another soul,
forcing himself beyond his doubts and fears, towards victory,
valiant in spite of all to the contrary, steadfast, determined,
yet what better way to change the world than by love?
I can't think of any better way than by love... can you?


Denis Martindale, copyright, November 2013.

Submitted: Wednesday, November 13, 2013

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