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"Change" by Eric Wayne Flynn

Updated on December 22, 2014
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Change

Change, can you spare some?

I know I could...

but I don't give a buck anymore

No, not even a dime

I've donated enough trinkets, now I donate my time

My energy; a resource from the gods

So, go from off the island my son, swim out, get yourself a job

You can flip a burger, so as not to beg

I was down n out too, down to my very last leg

Hungry, so much, so I swallowed my pride

A big ol lump in my throat, sliding down, deep inside

To the core, where we all believe we are special, and inside we are

Outside; dirty looks, driving us; bruised and scarred

All of us wielding our knives, getting a slice out here in the West

A white picket fence, a big screen TV and a bulletproof vest

Whoring ourselves out, in the name of survival

As we proclaimeth God is dead, we give breath to the revival

The belief in something greater than I

I believe, I need to give belief another try

Call "it" what you must, what you think, I don't care

The sun, the father, Buddha, that RIPped guy on the cross with long hair

Some place, a channel to give my grace and thanks, a river to wash my soul, drying along the banks

This pretty picture of lies, a palette of red white and blue paints, surrounded by crooks, thieves and celebrities; sinners become saints

In this lost land of the "free"

All roads leading to the destination of "me"

This selfish world; all possess the will to power, due to our lack of love

This desirous, lustful cup, filleth from up above

This liquid, this gift of, I'm not quite sure

A change in me, my life enriched, possessing much less than before

Because after; we won't have a thing

Not one lil bit of this world

It remains, still.... the great giver spareth nothing















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      christinemariezzz 2 years ago

      Eric,You've made me to feel that I am crouched right done on that brick laden path, hearing the whisper of these words. Very nice. -christinemarie

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      Eric Wayne Flynn 2 years ago from Providence, Rhode Island

      Thank you Christine, we have been given so much (none of which is from man, but from some other source)... Sadly most of our praise is now for man, whatever this "source" may be, idk; but it has given us plenty, and through our overconsumption in all that cometh not from this "source", we falter; I included.

      EWF

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      christinemariezzz 2 years ago

      Yep!

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      Dana Tate 2 years ago from LOS ANGELES

      Words of wisdom. I used to give a dime but now I also donate my time. I rather help someone to help themselves then to enable and give hand-outs. Not to say people are not hurting, because I was once hurting too. But I wanted a solution to my problem not hand-outs.

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      Dana Tate 2 years ago from LOS ANGELES

      Words of wisdom. I used to give a dime but now I also donate my time. I rather help someone to help themselves then to enable and give hand-outs. Not to say people are not hurting, because I was once hurting too. But I wanted a solution to my problem not hand-outs.

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      Eric Wayne Flynn 2 years ago from Providence, Rhode Island

      Exactly Dana, we need to help the individual empower themselves, but it's a catch 22 since you can't do it for them, but we can support and give guidance.

      EWF

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