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Mohandas Gandhi Poem

Updated on December 11, 2012
Mahatma Gandhi
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"Be the change you want to see in the world." ~Gandhi

He told me to be the change I want to see

Be the person I was always meant to be

Now that person is here, and her name is Beazy

She spits from her pen and the words run free

They say knowledge is power, I say knowledge is key

To open the door, to turn on the light

To show you what’s the real way to fight

My way to right the wrongs I see is to write

To free my mind and clear my sight

From self-delusion so I can reach new heights

I’ve been lifted up under God’s grace

Freed from the shackles and bars, away from that place

To a new dimension, to one I embrace

Today I look in the mirror without disgrace

That new color you see is self-respect on my face

I’ve been given the world, I’ve been given the sky

I’m moving to the east coast and I’m gonna fly

I’m gonna open my mind and get a discerning eye

So that I can see the truth and cut out the lies

Cut out the bullshit, the whiskey and rye

‘Cause my breath is fresh and my eyes clear today

So add to my life or get out of my way

Listen up and hear what I got to say

Release your hearts to love, don’t be afraid

‘Cause we only got now, we might not have another day

I’m ready for change, I’m ready to take action

To aid this world and mend what’s been done

I stand on the firing line, today I don’t run

I stick up for my beliefs and don’t crawl before anyone

I’m sporting a tan, no longer shut off from the sun

I effect change as I lay down this fat beat

Thanks to my god I’ll never know defeat

And give thanks for the words of Mohandas Gandhi

Without them I’d be conscious, but I’d still be asleep

All I gotta do is give back and the blessings I reap

I got faith in You and I trust in the plan

Which has already changed me from a girl to a woman

And that day will come when I find that special man

Who was made for me, and then we’ll join hands

To pave the way and do the best that we can

So stand up with me, no matter your age

No matter your Jacob Marley is Caroll or Cage

Who cares if you’re purple it’s time to flip the page

Put down your hatred, put down your rage

With God on our side there’s nothing to wage

My brothers, my sisters grab hands, let’s start the change

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    • B Noelle profile imageAUTHOR

      B Noelle 

      8 years ago

      Thank you whonu for your kind words!! I appreciate them!!

      And thank you for your feedback Max!! I am flattered by your compliments. I am actually in graduate school studying poetry right now, so I have a lot of different poets and books that we have been studying. I didn't use a rhyming dictionary for this poem because the rhymes are not that complex, however, I have used the internet in the past for that purpose! God bless Google!

    • Max Havlick profile image

      Max Havlick 

      8 years ago from Villa Park, Illinois

      An impressive effort, Ms. Noelle, that beautifully sings of your resolve to pursue the ennobling idea in the Gandhi quote. Thank you for sharing this work with us.

      You show promise as a writer, with a strong desire to communicate, so please keep writing and publishing, and also reviewing the technical aspects of your poetry -- meter, rhythm, rhyme, accents, forms, etc. -- and reading often in the good poets of the past. Do you have a rhyming dictionary and a standard handbook for the study of poetry?

    • whonunuwho profile image


      8 years ago from United States

      This was well done and expressed with much soul. Thank you for sharing in this fine example of the human spirit. whonu


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