It Is Not Enough

It is not enough to complain about something,
Unless you are willing to try to make it better.
For then nothing will ever change.

It is not enough to have a dream,
Unless you are willing to strive for it.
For then it as if you never had one.

It is not enough to think something is wrong,
Unless you are willing to stand up against it.
For then evil will always triumph.

It is not enough to be to strong,
Unless you are willing to help others.
For then your strength has no real power.

It is not enough to point out to someone their faults,
Unless you are willing to help them change.
For then they will never become a better person.

It is not enough to merely speak,
Unless your words have meaning.
For then it as if you never spoke.

It is not enough to know the truth,
Unless you are willing to accept it.
For then everything becomes a lie.

It is not enough to know what is right,
Unless you are willing to live by it.
For then your existence is in vain.

It is not enough to want to be loved,
Unless you are willing to give it.
For then you will never understand what love is.

by Clarence Thomas

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Comments (2)

I have been reading some of your poems. I like them. This one I like extra! :) If you have extra time, can you read something of mine? I would appreciate any comments. I will remember your poetry! Thank You in advance, Deborah Cromer
I enjoyed your poem. sad but very true...