We debut a poem written by Latifa AlGhaferi. This piece was inspired a quote “be the change you wish to see in the world” by Gandhi.. Enjoy!
She sat crossed-legged on the floor
Staring at all the screens around
The fires eating up cities whole
The wars ripping families apart
The famines and droughts burying civilizations
The natural disasters showing the true colors of the world
When did our world become such a place?
Where brother turns on brother for power and fame
Where sacrifices are made for the good of the whole
Where love and friendship can’t conquer it all
When did we abandon our fathers’ ways?
When did our loyalties begin to change?
We took the road less traveled and gone amiss
It’s time to stop now and swallow our pride
Join hands and form a human wall
To face what the future holds
She stood up and walked to the window
We had two options; sit on the sidelines waiting for our saviors
Or be the change we’re waiting for
We were the cause of all this
The choice to end it is in our hands
Author: Latifa AlGhaferi