A Poem: That I Don’t Stand and Watch

Somewhere down the road, there will be a future me, a new me.

I hope I will have changed to be better, grown to be stronger, and learned to see the world as it really is.

And I hope that when I see something wrong, that I don’t stand and watch.

When bad things happen, when there is a crisis, when somebody’s hurt, or when I hear a call for help,

That I don’t stand and watch.

When the world becomes a worse place and no one dares to change,

That I don’t stand and watch.

When the government turns on us, and when the grid is shut down,

I hope there is someone to turn to.

When there is no more food and the power is out,

I hope that someone lends a hand.

When it is cold and there is nothing to make a fire,

I hope someone opens their door. 

I hope that person is me. I hope that I can give hope as much as I hope for myself. 

I hope that when the only word left in this world is hope…that I can bear it without ceasing and give it without regret.

I hope that my future self will make a difference; will change the world.

But for now, I stand and watch.

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