Be the change

Be the change

It’s 4:30am and my eyes refuse to rest. I stare at the curtain in my room; they look just like the dark clouds hovering over this city. No electric power, too many thoughts, no TV shows to drown them in. Two days ago, my eyes refused to rest, I was on the road from 8am till 10pm. I sat numb as the driver wobbled through every pothole as we drove home. This is the life I didn’t bargain for. My mother told me when I grew up I would understand life better. I understood now, the complexity of life can be extreme and adding third world problems can lead to jeopardy.

Already, we are doomed with the inability to read minds, misunderstanding the motives and desires of others, love comes and sometimes goes; we strive for more paper and work hard to make a living, with some of us trying the righteous way home.

Then, spice life with third class problems like no water, no light, dilapidated roads. The world is possessed with its own challenges, why increase the threshold of problems by neglecting basic amenities like food, water, shelter, infrastructure, transportation? I want something better for my children than this limited confederation called a country.

As I vent, I imagine an American clamour for the dearth in sporadic killings, reduced maniacs spraying bullets on innocent children. In our different worlds, we imagine better, we want our leaders to show us the favourable direction.

We need leaders to chart a course for our nations. We want sound and effective leadership. That rare kind of leadership begins with you and me. Therefore, my resolve is to begin to lead in my little community.

Complain less; rather, start working, as there is so much to be done for our children to live above third world woes or any kind of killings by psychiatric extremists.
I resolve to lead my children, my family and the young ones represented on my un-tarred street.

I’m solving the world’s problems by starting with me.


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17 thoughts on “Be the change” by Shally-Ashimi (@Shally-Ashimi)

    1. @kaycee, thanks for reading.

  1. @Shally-Ashimi, Good intentions in here..keep writing..

    1. @ayomitans, thanks for the comment and thanks for taking your time to read this.

  2. nice…we should be the change we want to see in the world

    1. @ tapazo That is so true. We need to be the change in this world of chaos.

    1. @ francis, Thank you.

  3. … third world woes …
    I like.

    1. @louis, thanks you ;).

  4. yeah, i enjoyed reading….

    1. @elovepoetry Thanks for stopping by.

  5. i share your believe

    1. @laworemike, that makes it two of us ready to make the world a better place. Thanks for reading.

  6. yeah whatever they should improve but the people are the government they need to improve themselves first

    1. @yinkus, Very true. Thanks for reading. ;)

  7. @Shally-Ashimi this s beautiful, this is not something new but worth endless words………… Mohandas Karamchand Ghandhi said it many years before now………. I love the way the French say it: “Soyez le changement que vous voulez voir dans le mond” – “Be the change you wish to see in the world.”

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