Colin Coplin

(Australia)

The Whisper 2


         I heard a whisper, carried on the wind
A faint but growing whisper, a hope for better things

Gentle ripples on the sea, grow to waves that burst upon the shore
One voice shared by many, will one day come knocking on your door
And could change the world

I saw a woman in Africa, weeping as she spoke
A voice heard by millions, now united with her hope
I heard a man from Europe, singing of his dream
To a growing mass of people, like stars reflected on the sea
I saw a man in Asia, standing firm against the wrong
Decades later, I heard they changed the law, immortalized him in song
I knew a woman in America, educated and wise
From poor beginnings she rose, to cut through all the unjust lies

If you plant a small seed, and you help it grow
You can change more than you know
You can change the world, imagine, you could change the world

 I stood in a world divided, a world of rich and poor
A world forever fighting, for lies and nothing more

 If you plant a small seed, And you help it grow
You can reap more than you know, You can change the world

There's a gentle breeze blowing, Bringing seeds of change
A gentle breeze blowing, Turning history's page, It's time for change

 If you plant a small seed, And you help it grow
You can reap more than you know, You can change the world

 World brotherhood of man, united commonwealth of lands
United under one law, a shared prosperity, and no war
Imagine, you can change the world... By One degree... You could change the world

All together and in one voice...
'We can change the world', 'change the world'
Each by one degree, 'we could change the world'
All together and in one voice... 'change the world'


Copyright Colin Coplin 2005 (2012)

Submitted: Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Edited: Wednesday, November 21, 2012

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