James Tipp

Rookie - 408 Points (20-06-1945 / East London)

Reflections - Poem by James Tipp

Reflections.

I once wanted to change the world, vision of a better future
I had a fire and zeal that drove me, filled me with intolerance
Seeing it as God given and God inspired, it was the the truth.
Now I have time for reflection the world has changed immensely,
Yet the changes are as much in me as in the world, good and bad.
The unthinkable is now thinkable and I don't mind or disagree
Those things I thought were immutable have mutated for the better.
Evil still rides high in the annuls of the media, their priority headline
Yet good rides high in the millions raised for the unknown by the unknown
Does my reflection see things better or worse or just different, surprise
The world spins other firebrands claim God is on their side, truth abounds
My reflections merely assume a new cynicism, travelled this way before
The fire is quenched, reality pushes in, so this is what it means to age.

(c) J Tipp 2016

Topic(s) of this poem: imagery


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  • Aarzoo Mehek (1/12/2016 8:11:00 AM)


    Evil still rides high in the annuls of the media, their priority headline
    Yet good rides high in the millions raised for the unknown by the unknown

    Both good and bad ride on the same plane.... It's we who has to absorb all the good things and learn from the bad things..Things change, we change the world change... Flowing with time is the best options. Like this poem very much. I believe to change is to live.. with acceptance comes happiness.10 for this poem.
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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, January 12, 2016



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