WHAT DOES IT NEED TO MAKE A CHANGE?

What does it need to make a change
And find the words ‘It will never happen again’

Who needs to die to shake up politics,
And find the words ‘Get beyond our rhetoric’

Where do we know truth in our tribal rants
And find the words ‘Speaking evil with our chants’

When will I balance my views of you
And find the words ‘Speaking kindness of those few.’

Why do we always believe we are right
And find the words ‘Ideologies need us to fight.’

How will we enable our human growth
And find the words ‘I and we are now both.’

Six honest serving-words point the way
And find the words ‘Let’s search as we play’

Others say in five whys will we flow
And find the words ‘In Root cause analysis will we know’

Why do we place all our trust in our self
When Plato was so clear “We are shadows on the shelf”

Why do we place all our trust in the State
When Marx was so clear “Violent overthrow is what we rate”

Why do we place all our trust in our clan
When Dawkins was so clear “Our genes pre-define a man”

Why do we place all our trust in our hero’s
When Jung was so clear “Many will fail and become zeros’

Why do we place all our trust in no-trust
When Nash was so clear “Governing dynamics makes us bust.’

So many have strived to understand change
Using intricate methods that appear to extend our range

But human are our flaws which we can all see
Let us passionately talk and listen you and me
Find meaning in our moments, we may become free.

 

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David Scanlon – England – (1963 - )

Scanlon. D (2018) Poetry for Business : Continuing Conversations. The Foolish Poet Press, Wilmslow, England. WHAT DOES IT NEED TO MAKE A CHANGE?. Page Number 61.

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