TRR (I'm not dead yet,1927 - / St. Petersburg, Russia)

To Change The World Enough

To change the world enough
you must cease to be afraid
of the poor.
We experience your fear as the least pardonable of
humiliations; in the past
it has sent us scurrying off
daunted and ashamed
into the shadows.
the world ending
the only one all of us have known
we seek the same
fresh light
you do:
the same high place
and ample table.
The poor always believe
there is room enough
for all of us;
the very rich never seem to have heard
of this.
In us there is wisdom of how to share
loaves and fishes
however few;
we do this everyday.
Learn from us,
we ask you.
We enter now
the dreaded location
of Earth's reckoning;
no longer far
or hidden in books
that claim to disclose
it is here.
We must walk together without fear.
There is no path without us

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Comments (3)

A splendid morning laugh, thank you so much! ! ! !
Goodness me, what a thought! I think it may be the reverse somehow. Don't they put up strange notices sometimes, I always wonder who writes them. You may appreciate this notice, found by a clergyman friend of mine. In England we have chevrons marked out in a large square at crossing junctions, which you must not enter until you can proceed forwards. Right by this chevron square there was the entrane to a cemetery. The notice was fixed to the cemetery gate post. And it said, 'DO NOT ENTER THE BOX, UNTIL YOU SEE THAT YOUR WAY IS CLEAR'. He thought this was hilarious. Hope you see it in the same way! Love Ernestine XXX
Very true. Never molest the alligators because you may not have a hand left, or your life (giggle) . But in the last line there is only 4 syllables instead of 5. But thank you for sharing this. Barbara