Francis Duggan


If You Wish To Convert People - Poem by Francis Duggan

If you wish to convert people to your way of thinking and you are preaching to the converted you are wasting your time
It is like preaching about rhyming poetry to those who love rhyme
Many seeking converts to their cause are preaching to the converted every day
Though on getting new converts they are going about it in the wrong way
If you can convert a non believer on your way of thinking to believe
Then you are one of the few something great who does achieve
For to change one's mindset to your way of thinking is so hard indeed
It is something that the very most persuasive at could hope to succeed
On preaching to the converted there is no challenge in that
Though every encore is known for to make the ego grow fat
Though you may feel that praise and admiration is only your due
Speaking to the converted will not win any new converts for you
If you wish to convert people to your way of thinking to the converted why preach
Since to them you do not have anything for to teach.

Topic(s) of this poem: conversion

Form: Sonnet


Poet's Notes about The Poem

from 'rhymeonly'

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, March 30, 2017



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