Change from Within
Fakidul shaya la yohtihi:
he who has not can not
giveth what he has not;
a maxim that shines like a prism
in the prison like reality that lacks reason
we live in , with today’s given!
A teacher is meant to teach
a subject and a mentality.
But if a teacher barely touches
his allotted subject and has
a mentality that lacks values;
Can that personality be called
a teacher and if so what can
that personality teach?
Teachers are potters and musicians
they shape students to play tunes
of humanity, conscience and individuality!
Aggression is an expression of rejection
for a set of morals, treatment and reflection.
You can’t expect to get a gun shot wound
to the head for saying good morning how are you?
See souls are bottles with rage for fuels.
Youngsters aren’t fools or tools
to be broken, used, manipulated or abused.
Aggression spills in shooting when expression
is forced to go into regression without consideration.
Call it mental disorder, identity confusion,
denial of reality, a problem with social conformity
but it all boils down to conscience and tolerance.
See when you have a teacher who sits an hour
like incubating an egg to hatch waiting for a bell like a latch
to unhitch a door open to run free from responsibility
that’s when you get loners, weirdos, bullies, depressed
personalities, fraternities, clubs, gangs, and racists
to hit center stage with influence and critical acclaim.
Everybody loves limelight and power
but nobody tolerates being made to cower
whatever the reason maybe such silence
without listening brews violence.
Silent & listen are spelled with the same letters
because the loudest silence is an act of vengeance
served despite surveillance with indifference.
You want shootings to stop here’s your solution:
Remind parents that feeding and clothing isn’t parenting.
Listening, supporting, guiding, directing, and correcting is.
Remind teachers that showing to class, slapping tests on desks,
insulting and breaking students, praising others and controlling vibes
isn’t what being a teacher is about, listening, inspiring, relating,
accommodating, trusting, and sympathizing with students is.
Remind preachers you are examples to youngsters before adults.
Remind politicians and singers that you are all part of the problem
with your lies, alter egos, materialism, shortcuts, and falsehoods.
Studying risk they taught us not until everybody
sees risk as a collective responsibility and collaborative task
will an organization be able to be proactive, productive
and capable of hedging, dodging, and passing risk.
All it takes is a little something called conscience
coined with a sincere intention to make life changes.
See God the Almighty said to His chosen Prophets
you are mere messengers not vested with the ability to guide
because guidance is a choice made by the student/seeker
It must come from within, it can’t be taught, bought or forced.
A response to what should be done about shootings all over the USA, the blame game, the why game, and the is this really happening lament.
Inspired by Seal's A Change is Gonna Come: https://youtu.be/rKV4UD0GQeE