My Change

I often wish I could make the world a better place
Yet, how can I do that?
What would I change about this world?
I would give every person on this planet one thing
Empathy.
It seems a silly thing to give
Yet what single trait can change the world like empathy?
There is war because people cannot see eye to eye
Starvation because we think only of the emptiness in our own bellies
Poverty because we step over others in our greed
If people were able to empathize with one another
We would understand what drives everyone else
We would go out of our way to share our excess food with those who need it
We would raise people up rather than shove them down
So when I stop to think about how I would change the world
I try to think of the best way to fix the most problems
And so I decide that my way is a simple gift
Empathy.

 

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