Change

Be the change you wish to see in the world-

Gandhi
fall 3

Caught in the drudgery of an insipid life

Residents shuffling their unwilling feet

Their days devoid of love, or strife

Nothing to keep their mood upbeat..

Dull, colorless days with air thick and stale

Uninspiring landscape, completely bare

Where a ripple, before spreading would fail

In the languid stillness of the air.

The slippery sands of time that shift

Seemed to leave untouched this place

Upheavals elsewhere would fail to lift

The thick sheet of languor off its face.

                  ****

Until one day a sagacious man 

Traveling on foot day and night

Into this sleepy town ran

Bringing a ray of hopeful light.

Being as different as he could be

A new perspective did he display

A look at this town’s passivity

Did not cause him much dismay.

He was full of vigor and mirth

Recounting stories of adventures wild

Welcomed in every home and hearth

He enthralled every adult and child.

He raised citizens young and old

Out of their collective torpor,

Suddenly everyone was bold

Rising from their stupor.

The merry man went on his way

To a new land, to explore

The change he had brought was here to stay

Exciting things were now in store.

              ****

It may take just  one man’s desire

For massive changes to occur

Good ideas spread like wildfire

When everyone does concur. 

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