A Poem by z.chéri

Be the change in the world.

I was told as a child
that i need to be the
change in a world that
is soul-destroying.

Pressure now upon my
five year old shoulders
to make a corrupted 
world secure again.

How was i meant to
enforce love into a 
world that has ever 
only taught me hate?

© 2017 z.chéri

Author's Note

We cannot expect the younger generation to just be the change in the world. We need to be it as well. Change will start with you, no matter the age you are. - Melody x

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Yeah, it's inspiring. And you know what, our class assembly at school was also based on this topic. I loved the last stanza. This poem was absolutely amazing :)

Posted 9 Months Ago

Simple yet meaningful, your views were very inspiring, you have truly created something amazing to read!

Thank you for sharing.

Posted 9 Months Ago

So simple but effective poem. You 're right , we need to change ourselves and then we can expect young change.
Great work, dear.

Posted 9 Months Ago

Its so very true.
And the way you wrote it from the viewpoint of a child makes it appealing.
Thanks for sharing this Melody:)

Posted 9 Months Ago

Awesome poem well done keep it up

Posted 9 Months Ago

wonderfully penned...inspirational and really nice..keep writing..

Posted 9 Months Ago

great inspiration. lets everyone share this beautiful master piece to this world and let everyone change themselves that will lead to world change.

i don't have words to express how inspiring this one.
keep going my friend.

Posted 9 Months Ago

i guess only we can change the world by changing how we think or act

Posted 9 Months Ago

Thought provoking. The simplicity of this poem made this poem effective

Posted 9 Months Ago

An excellent poem based off reality, that expresses so many emotions, such as anger and love!
I agree, the change always starts with you, me or anyone!
Well done, keep it up!

Posted 9 Months Ago

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Added on July 14, 2017
Last Updated on July 14, 2017
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