How will you change the world today
in a subtle, yet drastic way?
Will you offer a smile to the downer
or selfishly look away?
Will the tongue be held with self-control
or used to voice contempt?
Will the anger emotion fill your space
to a prideful, contagious extent?
Will you offer a piece of your pie
to the man who lies in filth?
Do you hesitate as you give a slice
to the beggar without guilt?
Is it clearly too much trouble;
is it all too much to ask
when a second is spent on just listening
to the one who finished last?
Is your heart in constant motion
tossing, to and fro?
Do you wonder why the sadness wins
no matter where you go?
Have you given part of yourself away
to someone who needs it more?
Is compassion just a word you say
when viewing what others had done before?
How can you change a world today
outside of the one you own?
Self-centering can be put aside;
the pompous self can be overthrown.
Look inside your heart today–
view the things in keeps inside.
Is there something in there that can change the world
before it and the world dies?