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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?
WHERE HAVE YOU GONE,
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?
I like your thinkin'..."A message in a Poem"...That's good thinkin' right there... I tell ya'!
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?
here's one I just found in my files.
out the unwanted,
to scent your world
maybe not change a corrupt mind, but may lift a mood.
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!
No, I don't think so. I think actions speak louder than words.
I actually do not think poems can change anything at all...... I wish they could but they cannot.
...well personally I like to corrupt the minds of others - lol - through creative means - of course!
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.
Yes I do, The spoken or written word has power.
You know what you can do with your written word... Right?
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.
I believe poetry can inspire and somewhat influence those who read them, changing an individuals corrupted mind, however, could be a stretch.
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.
Helter Skelter; Manson Family, although they were corrupted even more.
“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.
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.
Are you volunteering Beely?! It is a full time job, you know? lol
It has to be in person in order for it to have an effect.
Hahahaha... Will you change my mind, or will I change yours?
We'll have to see. Most certainly, I can change your mind about taking me for a walk through the Everglades.
That's the problem, you don't follow up on our conversations!
I was referring to my husband - EL TORERO!
Oh yes, I understand you're willing to take him for a walk through the Everglades, but I would convince you that walk would never be necessary with me.
How would one, without reference, more specific know to which you refer?
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.
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.
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?
Blinded by the light. You still have free will and reap accordingly by your own free will.
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