Change The World?

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So many songs
With their lyrics,
Telling me to reach out
And change the world

With my own two hands
Or with a hug given freely
I’m sitting here waiting,
Because I can’t reach that far

A child hides in Darfur
Where prejudice is killing
Hunting innocents
Who will stand for them?

Am I that person?
Who can comfort that child?
Who can prevent that next death?
Who can change the world?

A kind word here doesn’t help
Compared to those harsh words
Spreading like a virus, preventing change
Smothering the hopeful cheers

But if I turn to my neighbor today
And I say a simple “Hello”
Ask them how they are doing?
Can I change their lives?

If they just passed that smile on
To one more person
Who desperately needs it?
Perhaps then we can change the world.





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