Treasure Island

Tim caffery

(02/09/1978 / San Fernando Valley, Los Angeles, CA)

What I Can Be

If 'normal' is conform like the dictionary states
Is diversity a subject a bit too outta place
Say 'govern' is to rule when we seek freedom
Does it contradict to claim we really need them
What if democracy crumbled Greece
Has it transformed enough to make peace
And war? And war? And war? And war?
Does it mean less or does it mean more
The dogma 'own' is above 'the date'
Question this line and challenge fate
Property first at the expense of ration
Change the rules to meets assassins
Jesus, Abe and Gandhi tried
Makiguchi, JFK and X died
King did his best and Bobby did too
But what, but what, but what can I do
Have I learned to be so small
Have I learned anything at all
Do I foster hate that fosters violence
Do I watch massacres in unaffected silence
I can't change the planet without changing me
But do I know what I can be

Submitted: Thursday, February 25, 2010
Edited: Thursday, August 11, 2011

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

What do you think this poem is about?

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (What I Can Be by Tim caffery )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members.. Updates

New Poems

  1. CRYSTAL WATER, Prince Lartey
  2. Beholden, Eleonor Santiago
  3. Faith and hope, gajanan mishra
  4. You're, Angela Wybrow
  5. HE touched and the life bloomed, Ruma Chaudhuri
  6. Different colors, hasmukh amathalal
  7. From my hearts core, Aftab Alam
  8. Racism, John Masaitis
  9. Flooding In Kaschmir, Leslie Philibert
  10. Wild mentality, hasmukh amathalal

Poem of the Day

poet Robert Louis Stevenson

AT last she comes, O never more
In this dear patience of my pain
To leave me lonely as before,
Or leave my soul alone again.... Read complete »


Member Poem

Trend Poems

  1. 04 Tongues Made Of Glass, Shaun Shane
  2. Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou
  3. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  4. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  5. Dreams, Langston Hughes
  6. At Last She Comes, Robert Louis Stevenson
  7. If, Rudyard Kipling
  8. Daffodils, William Wordsworth
  9. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda
  10. Invictus, William Ernest Henley

Trend Poets

[Hata Bildir]