Be the change you wish to see in the world-
Caught in the drudgery of an insipid life
Residents shuffling their unwilling feet
Their days devoid of love, or strife
Nothing to keep their mood upbeat..
Dull, colorless days with air thick and stale
Uninspiring landscape, completely bare
Where a ripple, before spreading would fail
In the languid stillness of the air.
The slippery sands of time that shift
Seemed to leave untouched this place
Upheavals elsewhere would fail to lift
The thick sheet of languor off its face.
Until one day a sagacious man
Traveling on foot day and night
Into this sleepy town ran
Bringing a ray of hopeful light.
Being as different as he could be
A new perspective did he display
A look at this town’s passivity
Did not cause him much dismay.
He was full of vigor and mirth
Recounting stories of adventures wild
Welcomed in every home and hearth
He enthralled every adult and child.
He raised citizens young and old
Out of their collective torpor,
Suddenly everyone was bold
Rising from their stupor.
The merry man went on his way
To a new land, to explore
The change he had brought was here to stay
Exciting things were now in store.
It may take just one man’s desire
For massive changes to occur
Good ideas spread like wildfire
When everyone does concur.