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  Want To Change the World?
by William S. Cottringer
Sunday, August 09, 2009
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Sure Prescription for changing the world.


Want to Change the World?
Bill Cottringer
So, something is brewing,
Deep inside your soul,
Not yet clear in your mind,
Just raging feelings of a kind,
Thoughts coming and going:
The need to change the world?
Righting all the hurtful wrongs,
Making the pain go away?
But first slow down,
Take a little time,
Understand something—
First things first;
See what is really right,
And what is really wrong,
As it might surprise you;
Then restore some balance,
From less useless pain,
To more useful gain,
Turning your sadness,
Into their gladness,
With some patience,
One at a time,
Picking the right things,
Using the best approach,
Understanding destructive things,
Hidden in the secret language,
Of words and metaphors,
That serves only the pain,
And then replacing them,
With powerful, productive ones,
Offering the new hope,
Finally moving forward,
One step at a time,
Collecting believers,
Strengthening commitment,
Getting results,
One at a time.
Before you know it,
You suddenly see progress,
Which happens gradually,
One at a time,
Until the ones become many,
And we reach our common dream—
Living the Land of Good and Plenty,
Where it all started long ago.

The Prosperity Zone

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Reviewed by Inspire Hope 8/31/2009
William this poem is so very interesting and profound! I shall visit you again!! Thanks for sharing!!

Love And Prayers
Reviewed by Linda Hill 8/9/2009
We are on the same page tonight, William. I hope you read my poem How Can I Make A Difference. We have alot of the same thoughts. You are right, we can change the world one step at a time. Sometimes it may be baby steps but its marching forward. Bless you for this write!


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  5. God's Love
  6. No Matter What No Matter Where
  7. Higher Ground, Bigger Dreams
  8. Faith
  9. Peace
  10. Your Love Remains
  12. I'm No Different Than You
  13. The guiding lights
  14. Note to Self, Number One
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