the man in the mirror

the man in the mirror

A Poem by sonnie ibadah
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it's a fantacy of a dreamer to see faith in humanity restored but it's the goal of a realist to see the world for what it really is...the lost kingdom.

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They say change begins with one man...the man in the mirror.
But how can he make a change if he can not even recognize himself?
If he cares, but nobody else does,
If he is fair, but everybody else is bias,
and if he shares, but everyone else is proud,
then how can he change the world?

The struggle for humanity is overated,
but the world is still the same.
When we reach a point of no return,
then who will take the blame?

I woke up this morning with the thought of changing the world.
Not realizing that already the world had long since changed me!
I did the right thing when none was looking,
but my self-admiration got the best of me.
I tried to be quite forgiving,
but my memory ended up holding grudges.
I tried hard to understand others,
but ended up confusing myself.
I spent many hours trying to preach humanity,
not knowing i was proving my insanity.
The world only proved me wrong,
that I could not beat it...and that i had long since joined it!

It's safe to say that the struggles are necessary,
but eventually meaningless!

© 2017 sonnie ibadah


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sonnie ibadah
it's a fantacy of a dreamer to see faith in humanity restored but it's the goal of a realist to see the world for what it really is...the lost kingdom.

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A hard question in the words.
"The world only proved me wrong,
that I could not beat it and that i had long joined it!
It's safe to say that the struggles are necessary but eventually meaningless!
I like the Native American logic. "Put your hands into the stream and create a movement of hope. The stream can leave to free river to open sea. Create a hurricane of hope." Martin Luther King Jr. was a hurricane. We need men and women like him. Thank you for sharing the amazing poetry.
Coyote


Posted 3 Years Ago


sonnie ibadah

3 Years Ago

thank you for reading :)
Coyote Poetry

3 Years Ago

You are welcome.
yes it starts with the man in the mirror but sometimes we need help with reality

Posted 4 Years Ago


sonnie ibadah

4 Years Ago

thank you for reading :)
 wordman

4 Years Ago

my pleasure
I love that quote. I tend to be a realist. I find that optimists have a further way to fall...but I still tend to get lost in my fiction being a prose writer. Anyway, thanks for sharing this wonderful write!

-CW

Posted 4 Years Ago


sonnie ibadah

4 Years Ago

it's true tha optimists fall further when things go wrong so realist like me tend to have low expect.. read more

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Added on December 22, 2014
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