Aufie Zophy

Bronze Star - 2,399 Points (18 October 1964)

Speck Of Significance - Poem by Aufie Zophy

In the universe, a human so small,
Looking just like a speck of dust
But born with a mind and a soul
And able to think, love and trust.
Many think that as a human, just one
Not a positive change can be made, nothing great
What could a good deed selflessly done
Ever mean in a world full of hate?

But if a butterfly in India, flapping its wings
could cause a storm over the Atlantic
Just see how one of the small insignificant things
Can have an effect, so gigantic
Then why would your simple random kind act
Just by chance or by divine intervention
Not snowball and have a huge impact,
Perhaps a kindness revolt of enormous dimension

So in each of our lives we must
Make a choice of incredible importance
Do we want to be just a speck of dust
Or a speck of significance.


Comments about Speck Of Significance by Aufie Zophy

  • Gold Star - 27,112 Points Akhtar Jawad (9/30/2014 10:46:00 PM)

    A great poem with a thoughtful message. (Report) Reply

    2 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
  • Rookie - 0 Points Kevin Lowell (1/13/2014 10:56:00 AM)

    I will read this often. Brilliant message, excellent piece. (Report) Reply

  • Bronze Star - 2,475 Points Smoky Hoss (9/1/2013 7:30:00 PM)

    I truly like the way you think, very good. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 14,027 Points * Sunprincess * (12/23/2012 11:16:00 PM)

    beautiful message..of course we all should strive to do better every day. :) (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 52 Points Erika Wingo (11/23/2012 8:02:00 PM)

    Absolutely breathtaking and rich in meaning. A universal concept. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 340 Points Captain Cur (5/25/2012 1:01:00 PM)

    Masterful poem about the power of one small ripple
    to have enormous impact on the shores of the world. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Eric Cockrell (4/3/2012 7:51:00 AM)

    a stunning poem... and true bread for a starving world! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Kipper Stagg (3/10/2012 5:16:00 AM)

    You brought a tear to my eye, your heart like your poetry is so pure
    you have brightened my day!
    thank you
    kipper stagg (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 381 Points Patti Masterman (8/25/2011 9:37:00 PM)

    I loved the idea of the 'kindness revolt'- there's some change for us that politics can never deliver (no matter what it keeps on promising) . I tried to see if I had commented
    on this before but it would never allow me to see 'all 16 comments'. Anyway if I did comment before, it's still a marvelous job here. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Raeanne Furfaro (8/15/2011 3:21:00 AM)

    WOW. Really excellent. This poem speaks volumes to me. I have a friend in Malaysia who spends her days tirelessly working on behalf of others. She is my heroine. She is wonderful and has a beautiful soul and the kindest heart. This poem speaks about her to me and I love it. It is so profound what one speck can do in the dust storm swirling around us. Beautiful and may i share this with her? She was the first to have one of my poems published on her non profit sites blog. I love the tiny speck doing so much good in the world. Brava... (Report) Reply

  • Silver Star - 3,217 Points Walterrean Salley (4/25/2011 3:06:00 AM)

    Even the simplest act of kindness is significant. It must start somewhere. I'd like to be a speck of significance. Strong, positive message. Thanks. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 10 Points Colin J... (7/26/2010 2:55:00 PM)

    Hopefully we will all want to chose the latter...

    Another beautiful poem...
    Colin J... (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Denise Bekker ~* The Sound *~ (6/12/2010 7:07:00 AM)

    Beautifully written. Excellent! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Amrit Rathi (6/8/2010 9:13:00 AM)

    A Poem with gigantic significance! Penned beautifully to sink the message deeply in human consciousness...... a human so small..., like a speck of dust...see how one of the small insignificant things...Can have an effect, so gigantic.. kind act.....Make a choice....a speck of dust..or of significance. VITAL MESSAGE OF LOVE. Thanks 10+++++
    - (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 26 Points Gita Ashok (6/7/2010 8:10:00 AM)

    Very well written. Keep writing and thanks for sharing. I liked your concluding lines:

    So in each of our lives we must
    Make a choice of incredible importance
    Do we want to be just a speck of dust
    Or a speck of significance. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Preetam Shetty (6/7/2010 3:16:00 AM)

    Bravo Sir, these words are path to enlightment, they made me think about the reason for my existence

    I salute you (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 1 Points Kolawole Ajao (6/6/2010 11:16:00 AM)

    This is unarguably the most pedagogic poem I ever read on poemhunter. Thought-provoking. Keep it up! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 3 Points Sreekala Sukumaran (6/4/2010 2:01:00 AM)

    But if a butterfly in India, flapping its wings
    could cause a storm over the Atlantic
    liked the comparison act of kindness can create such a great movement. well written good work 10++... (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 12 Points Onelia Avelar (6/3/2010 3:58:00 AM)

    a thought provoking, humanistic piece like most of yours (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 6 Points Dr.tony Brahmin (6/2/2010 9:04:00 PM)

    But if a butterfly in India, flapping its wings
    could cause a storm over the Atlantic
    i liked this comparison of how a little act of kindness can create such a great movement.

    Act of kindness and real love is always universal (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, May 28, 2010

Poem Edited: Friday, May 28, 2010


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