A Wish for Change

A Wish for Change


A simple wish for change
in 2013 that we never forget
where we have been

while grasping the potential
of where we could be
and what we could become.

To live in love
and love in life untethered
from fears hidden in darkness.

A wish for change
that no child is afraid
to learn, to grow, to be.

A wish for change
that no school has to be
armed to be safe.

A wish for change
that violence
is known only in history.

A wish for change
that shouting yields
to talking.

A wish for change
that compassion, empathy,
and service are universal norms.

In all of this is a wish of change
for our world, for our nations
for you, and for me in 2013.

©Delaina J Miller 2012

Shared with dVerse Poetics: Change & Turns

24 replies
  1. brian miller
    brian miller says:

    To live in love
    and love in life untethered…not a bad way to live at all…that the children could live unafraid is for me a big thing as well…sounds like a wish i could hope for as well…smiles.

    • Delaina
      Delaina says:

      Thank you Brian for taking the the time to read. When I was in school I only had to worry about the odd teacher that abused their power. My nieces and nephews don’t have it so good.

  2. Mary
    Mary says:

    I like the idea very much of not forgetting where we were but thinking about what we could become. That is a wonderful attitude toward change.

  3. Behind The Smile
    Behind The Smile says:

    A wish for change is heartfelt and although a wish there is hope for a better way hope that love wins over the darkness. A wish I echo with you. Thank you for sharing. Smiles.

  4. Lori
    Lori says:

    To be untethered by fear, that is a wonderful aspiration. May we all find freedom in this new year to truly live. Lovely inspiration!

  5. Claudia
    Claudia says:

    a wish for change that no child has to be afraid any more..a good thing not to give up and believe and do our small part to make the earth a better place in 2013…happy new year to you..

  6. stuartmcphersonpoet
    stuartmcphersonpoet says:

    Firstly, apologies for my tardiness!! and happy new year. Wow, this is mantra if ever I read one. I wish for all of these things too. It a shame that so much would have to change in order for this list to be completed, BUT, I guess we start one bit at a time…and we have to keep trying…super positive poem… liked t v much

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