To Change The World Enough Poem by Alice Walker

To Change The World Enough

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To change the world enough
you must cease to be afraid
of the poor.
We experience your fear as the least pardonable of
humiliations; in the past
it has sent us scurrying off
daunted and ashamed
into the shadows.
Now,
the world ending
the only one all of us have known
we seek the same
fresh light
you do:
the same high place
and ample table.
The poor always believe
there is room enough
for all of us;
the very rich never seem to have heard
of this.
In us there is wisdom of how to share
loaves and fishes
however few;
we do this everyday.
Learn from us,
we ask you.
We enter now
the dreaded location
of Earth's reckoning;
no longer far
off
or hidden in books
that claim to disclose
revelations;
it is here.
We must walk together without fear.
There is no path without us

COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Dr Antony Theodore 28 August 2020

We experience your fear as the least pardonable of humiliations; in the past it has sent us scurrying off daunted and ashamed into the shadows. fear and humiliations, daunted and ashamed into shadows. talking the harsh realities of life. very good expressions. tony

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Geeta Radhakrishna Menon 28 August 2020

We must walk together without fear. There is no path without us

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Manonton Dalan 25 January 2016

I didn't change the world I change mine to be in this world.

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Alice Walker

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