Do you think your poems could change the corrupted minds of others?

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  1. ROMANCER OF LIFE profile image67
    ROMANCER OF LIFEposted 8 years ago

    Share a poem that you feel would help to change the mind of a corrupted soul. Meaning: A soul that has been damaged by abuse, a broken heart, etc. How would you encourage the mind of a person who already thinks that the world is not a place that they want to live in; to change their mindset? And encourage them to be positive and that life is full of happiness and sadness, but it's important to keep moving forward. How would you express that message to them in a poem?

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      klarawieckposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      By Patty L. Harjo

      Where have you gone, Little Boy,
      with the Elfen smile?
      Where did you go yesterday?
      Do your eyes still outshine the stars?
      Does your voice whisper softer than the wind?
      Where have we gone from Yesterday?
      When i left you there was no smile, no stars, or
      i gave you no understanding Yesterday.
      Each day i remember and wonder if you still
      remember our Yesterdays
      Little Boy with the Elfen smile my very first love
      If i should see you again, will you give me more
      Yesterdays from your tomorrows?

      1. ROMANCER OF LIFE profile image67
        ROMANCER OF LIFEposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Wow that's beautiful!

    2. manlypoetryman profile image76
      manlypoetrymanposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I like your thinkin'..."A message in a Poem"...That's good thinkin' right there... I tell ya'!

      1. rebekahELLE profile image87
        rebekahELLEposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        I like that message in a poem, clever wording.

        poems as any written language have power to change people's mood or frame of mind. if any of mine do, that would be wonderful.

        why else does a writer write, if not to influence someone? smile
        here's one I just found in my files.

        Go gently
        your garden
        out the unwanted,
        The torn,
        the tangled
        Life blood.
        will make
        to scent your world

        maybe not change a corrupt mind, but may lift a mood.

        1. kathryn1000 profile image60
          kathryn1000posted 7 years agoin reply to this

          I love that

    3. ediggity profile image61
      ediggityposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Normally I would go with my favorite Haiku:
      Haikus are easy
      but sometimes they don’t make sense

      But this one seems more appropriate for your topic

      If by Rudyard Kipling:


      IF you can keep your head when all about you
      Are losing theirs and blaming it on you,
      If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
      But make allowance for their doubting too;
      If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
      Or being lied about, don't deal in lies,
      Or being hated, don't give way to hating,
      And yet don't look too good, nor talk too wise:
      If you can dream - and not make dreams your master;
      If you can think - and not make thoughts your aim;
      If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster
      And treat those two impostors just the same;
      If you can bear to hear the truth you've spoken
      Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
      Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken,
      And stoop and build 'em up with worn-out tools:

      If you can make one heap of all your winnings
      And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss,
      And lose, and start again at your beginnings
      And never breathe a word about your loss;
      If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew
      To serve your turn long after they are gone,
      And so hold on when there is nothing in you
      Except the Will which says to them: 'Hold on!'

      If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,
      ' Or walk with Kings - nor lose the common touch,
      if neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you,
      If all men count with you, but none too much;
      If you can fill the unforgiving minute
      With sixty seconds' worth of distance run,
      Yours is the Earth and everything that's in it,
      And - which is more - you'll be a Man, my son!

    4. IntimatEvolution profile image79
      IntimatEvolutionposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      No, I don't think so.  I think actions speak louder than words.

  2. Joy56 profile image75
    Joy56posted 8 years ago

    I actually do not think poems can change anything at all...... I wish they could but they cannot.

  3. torimari profile image69
    torimariposted 8 years ago


  4. epigramman profile image70
    epigrammanposted 8 years ago

    ...well personally I like to corrupt the minds of others - lol - through creative means - of course!

  5. Cagsil profile image82
    Cagsilposted 8 years ago

    Do you think your poems could change the corrupted minds of others?

    It is impossible for a poem, regardless of who it is written by to change anyone.

    Change is something that one must make on their own and willing.

    1. Troy C. profile image61
      Troy C.posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Yes I do, The spoken or written word has power.

      1. Cagsil profile image82
        Cagsilposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        You know what you can do with your written word... Right? hmm

        The delusion you live under is your problem. Continuing to pawn it off as something of value, other than a history lesson is conjecture and hogwash.

        Edit: Next save yourself the trouble. Respond to the topic, not my post.

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    MrDSpade2posted 8 years ago

    I believe poetry can inspire and somewhat influence those who read them, changing an individuals corrupted mind, however, could be a stretch.

  7. Jaggedfrost profile image75
    Jaggedfrostposted 8 years ago

    There used to be a time when, if there was a king and a poet sitting together the poet would speak first, to some extent this is still true. We call them Rock Stars.  Most of the influential poets are people who wrote lyrics and music for songs that have changed the dialog in many world issues.  John Lennon being one of them.  Someone even thought his work threatening enough to have him killed.  David wrote in Psalms and so did Solomon.  Christ wrote in pros we call proverbs.  Confucius has works and rhymes  that are still the foundation of Asian thought.

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    ralwusposted 8 years ago

    Helter Skelter; Manson Family, although they were corrupted even more.

  9. paradigmsearch profile image90
    paradigmsearchposted 8 years ago

    “Do you think your poems could change the corrupted minds of others?”

    Alas, no. But it could get a person pointed in the right direction; and that is indeed the hardest step.

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    ahorsebackposted 8 years ago

    Corrupted Minds

    You may find your self alone
    life is unjust to some.
    But here there is a difference
    the writers help.... will always come.

    They stroke your soul with kind words
    they listen to you in silence.
    You will not bear your trials alone
    of lifes injustice and violence.

    You may be alone and lonely
    you may feel tears well within your eyes.
    But other writers measure your words
    and listen to your lonely cries.

    No... you are not alone when you
    come here and share a word or two.
    There are those among us
    who will listen just to you.

    1. kathryn1000 profile image60
      kathryn1000posted 7 years agoin reply to this


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    klarawieckposted 8 years ago

    Nothing can change my corrupted mind! NOTHING!!!! yikes

    1. Beelzedad profile image55
      Beelzedadposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      How about, "someone?" smile

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        klarawieckposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Are you volunteering Beely?! wink It is a full time job, you know? lol

        1. Beelzedad profile image55
          Beelzedadposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          No problem, will take no time at all. smile

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            klarawieckposted 8 years agoin reply to this

            What's your plan?

            1. Beelzedad profile image55
              Beelzedadposted 8 years agoin reply to this

              It has to be in person in order for it to have an effect. wink

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                klarawieckposted 8 years agoin reply to this

                Hahahaha... Will you change my mind, or will I change yours? wink

                1. Beelzedad profile image55
                  Beelzedadposted 8 years agoin reply to this

                  We'll have to see. Most certainly, I can change your mind about taking me for a walk through the Everglades. smile

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                    klarawieckposted 8 years agoin reply to this

                    That's the problem, you don't follow up on our conversations!

                    I was referring to my husband - EL TORERO! wink

  12. ediggity profile image61
    ediggityposted 8 years ago

    crash n burn

  13. Cheeky Girl profile image73
    Cheeky Girlposted 8 years ago

    I have read poetry that has moved me to laughter and tears. Some poetry is just amazing. When it is directed at us personally, it can change how we feel. Also - the great poets were possessors of great knowledge and wisdom, and that wisdom told and imparted through poetry can be immortal. I live with a poet. There are great poets on Hub Pages too.

    I recently came across the poetry of Johnny Cooper Clark, the Bard of Salford, and he is a modern British Legend. Check out some of his utterly weird works. They can change a corrupted nature or make the person more corrupted.

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    AMBASSADOR BUTLERposted 8 years ago

    No. It can give light and direction to the corrupted minds of others. This light says to it is this: be love be peace be free this is who you are to the core of your being.

  15. sligobay profile image73
    sligobayposted 8 years ago


    Say that your thoughts are so impure
    and that your actions brutely injure,
    Say that your words speak dishonesty
    and that your wishes bode antipathy;

    Say that you've murdered men in their beds
    and you've stolen gold teeth from their heads,
    Say that you've killed their children too
    and their wives, dogs and made them fine stew;

    Say that you've fed that stew to the poor
    and gorged your libido on blood and gore,
    Say that you defiled a convent of nun
    and you relished the horror as good clean fun;

    Say that you painted a poem with their blood
    and dragged human carcasses through slimy mud;
    Would poets applaud the depth of your word
    or would they revile at the evil they heard?


    1. alternate poet profile image64
      alternate poetposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      clap clap clap  big_smile

      1. sligobay profile image73
        sligobayposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Thank you AP but it seems that this post darkened and halted a rather lively exchange of ideas.

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      AMBASSADOR BUTLERposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Blinded by the light. You still have free will and reap accordingly by your own free will.


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