By SR

 Change to me means Choosing Hands And Not Guns Every time

 My past involves quick tempers
 Over problems that were simple
 Running to a gun to end someone’s life
 Instead of duking it out and hearing you won in our fight
 Our human bodies have been formed
 To easily recover from bumps n bruises
 But a close life lost you don’t hear who won and who loses
 You hear who’s gone and who’s choosing
 If they sloppy, the top bunk or the bottom
 Seldom they got away
 But if so you’re a walking body
 No dome, no tone, just bones
 Who wants a lifeless life?
 I don’t
 I want change
 You’ll see a new man!

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  1. Ed Jones on April 26, 2013 at 8:31 AM

    I like the overall message. I especially like the punchy rhythms of these lines: “But if so you’re a walking body / No dome, no tone, just bones / What wants a lifeless life.” I wasn’t sure what “no dome” refers to, though.

  2. WilderSoul on May 2, 2013 at 12:22 AM

    [I ‘liked’ this and gave it a five star rating!]

  3. sharynpowell1 on May 3, 2013 at 6:22 PM

    Excellent poem. I can feel that this author wants change and is going to do what it takes to get it. You can do it!

  4. Mbachur Mbenga on July 2, 2013 at 2:30 PM

    The overall message of this poem is so touching and inspiring!
    I love that you are determined to change and that you want us to see positive change in you!

    Keep it up!


  5. Alexis on April 24, 2020 at 3:37 PM

    I found this poem very inspiring, recognizing the problem is the first step to change. This is very real problem in some communities with a raw experience. “But a close life lost you don’t hear who won and who loses, You hear who’s gone and who’s choosing” this line spoke to me the most.

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