Aufie Zophy

Freshman - 1,547 Points (18 October 1964)

Speck of significance


In the universe, a human so small,
Looking just like a speck of dust
But born with a mind and a soul
And able to think, love and trust.
Many think that as a human, just one
Not a positive change can be made, nothing great
What could a good deed selflessly done
Ever mean in a world full of hate?

But if a butterfly in India, flapping its wings
could cause a storm over the Atlantic
Just see how one of the small insignificant things
Can have an effect, so gigantic
Then why would your simple random kind act
Just by chance or by divine intervention
Not snowball and have a huge impact,
Perhaps a kindness revolt of enormous dimension

So in each of our lives we must
Make a choice of incredible importance
Do we want to be just a speck of dust
Or a speck of significance.

Submitted: Friday, May 28, 2010
Edited: Friday, May 28, 2010

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  • Rookie - 293 Points Captain Cur (5/25/2012 1:01:00 PM)

    Masterful poem about the power of one small ripple
    to have enormous impact on the shores of the world. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Kipper Stagg (3/10/2012 5:16:00 AM)

    You brought a tear to my eye, your heart like your poetry is so pure
    you have brightened my day!
    thank you
    kipper stagg (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 150 Points Patti Masterman (8/25/2011 9:37:00 PM)

    I loved the idea of the 'kindness revolt'- there's some change for us that politics can never deliver (no matter what it keeps on promising) . I tried to see if I had commented
    on this before but it would never allow me to see 'all 16 comments'. Anyway if I did comment before, it's still a marvelous job here. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Raeanne Furfaro (8/15/2011 3:21:00 AM)

    WOW. Really excellent. This poem speaks volumes to me. I have a friend in Malaysia who spends her days tirelessly working on behalf of others. She is my heroine. She is wonderful and has a beautiful soul and the kindest heart. This poem speaks about her to me and I love it. It is so profound what one speck can do in the dust storm swirling around us. Beautiful and may i share this with her? She was the first to have one of my poems published on her non profit sites blog. I love the tiny speck doing so much good in the world. Brava... (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 2,949 Points Walterrean Salley (4/25/2011 3:06:00 AM)

    Even the simplest act of kindness is significant. It must start somewhere. I'd like to be a speck of significance. Strong, positive message. Thanks. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 0 Points Colin J... (7/26/2010 2:55:00 PM)

    Hopefully we will all want to chose the latter...

    Another beautiful poem...
    Colin J... (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Amrit Rathi (6/8/2010 9:13:00 AM)

    A Poem with gigantic significance! Penned beautifully to sink the message deeply in human consciousness...... a human so small..., like a speck of dust...see how one of the small insignificant things...Can have an effect, so gigantic.. kind act.....Make a choice....a speck of dust..or of significance. VITAL MESSAGE OF LOVE. Thanks 10+++++
    - (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 26 Points Gita Ashok (6/7/2010 8:10:00 AM)

    Very well written. Keep writing and thanks for sharing. I liked your concluding lines:

    So in each of our lives we must
    Make a choice of incredible importance
    Do we want to be just a speck of dust
    Or a speck of significance. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Preetam Shetty (6/7/2010 3:16:00 AM)

    Bravo Sir, these words are path to enlightment, they made me think about the reason for my existence

    I salute you (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 0 Points Kolawole Ajao (6/6/2010 11:16:00 AM)

    This is unarguably the most pedagogic poem I ever read on poemhunter. Thought-provoking. Keep it up! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Sreekala Sukumaran (6/4/2010 2:01:00 AM)

    But if a butterfly in India, flapping its wings
    could cause a storm over the Atlantic
    liked the comparison act of kindness can create such a great movement. well written good work 10++... (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Dr.tony Brahmin (6/2/2010 9:04:00 PM)

    But if a butterfly in India, flapping its wings
    could cause a storm over the Atlantic
    i liked this comparison of how a little act of kindness can create such a great movement.

    Act of kindness and real love is always universal (Report) Reply

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