"The world is a beautiful place," my father says, "We should learn to love it."
I almost want to laugh
but I don't;
I hold back.
really, I do,
but my eyes flash
and I mutter,
"This world is not worth saving, dad."
My dad, he has this look in his face,
like maybe he wants to cry,
but he doesn't.
He gives me a wan smile
and says, "Sometimes I don't know who you are."
But even though he laughs
it's the saddest sound in the world.
If I could change something,
I would change my world -
the world that lives within me.
To change yourself
is to change the world,
And if I change myself,
perhaps I could change my father's world,
my sister's world,
my mother's world,
my dead friend's world.
if I somehow manage to change what I'm becoming,
maybe then I can know true peace.
We all have this song
and if we manage to change our world,
the song can finally bloom into something
Something worth changing for.