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Change Only You Can Make

Updated on May 6, 2012

What is it you are trying to prove?
I’m not sure you even know
Who are you, really?
Maybe you should start there
Before my mind begins to take control

Are you so susceptible
To another person’s weaknesses?
We don’t even know each other
And already you have lost
There is nothing behind your aliases

Where is your disgust?
Why have you not summoned the necessary levels of disdain?

To find yourself
You must first kill me
Kill everything about me
Empty the cup
Break the cup
And walk away

Can you not cleanse your mind?
Can you not build the anger necessary to walk alone?

Anger not
To hurt
Anger not
To hate

Change from within must come from without
Without influence
Without fear
Without hesitation
Without need
Without a past

Change for you must come from you
Who you are
What you are

No matter the reflection of your past
And the echo of familiar voices
Walk alone
Until the day you turn around
And see your inspiration in those making the same choices


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      Mark Lecuona 5 years ago from Austin, Texas

      @Berga - Thank you!

      @Kulsum - Thank you too!

      @rahul - What can I say but that it's gratifying to have someone read my work then leave such a poetic response. I never know if I am going to reach anyone when I write; sometimes it's just for me and my children I think. But then I have those who do read and comment and it makes me very happy. I have embarked upon my own journey to be who I am without regard to trend, materialism or negative influence. To be a good person is all I need.

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      Jessee R 5 years ago from Gurgaon, India

      I yearn to learn from the poem by thee

      For change through me is only by me

      Long ago I gave up the past

      Influence can't influence me.. Alas!

      Fear of nothing dwells within

      Need and Doubt have lost I win

      Rage empowers me to a high

      I know myself I see the sky

      Your Words of truth tear through soul

      Your Wisdom invincible, focus with control

      A powerful write!

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      Dr Kulsum Mehmood 5 years ago from Nagpur, India

      Very thought-provoking.

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      Berga 5 years ago from SKIEN

      very interesting !