Friday, October 14, 2011

If change were a piece of art

"In my element" by Neha

If change were a piece of art, I will make a start..
Knowing that you can get there part by part
Knowing that it gets messy before it gets pretty
Knowing that the lines may not be perfect

Maybe it will be a blank canvas made by someone's rough hands..
Waiting for me to splash my colors
Waiting for me to give it a form
Waiting for me to change its destiny and my own, hand in hand

Maybe it will be a discarded piece of art found under the rubble at a goodwill store..
Waiting for me to pick it up despite the scratches
Waiting for me to not give up on it
Waiting for me to tell it I see beauty, not junk

Maybe it will change "the" world or "someone's"world
I will paint the elephant in the room pink
I will give wings to the frog of the well
I will make the sun shine in the darkest corners

If change were a piece of art, I will take my brush and make a start..
Knowing that inch by inch a painting is completed
Knowing that as a child, I had the courage to sketch mighty castles
Knowing that tiny humming bird migrates miles starting with a flap
So start even if you don't see the end of the road
For you can imagine the end of the road
For what you can imagine, you can create
For you have to start somewhere someday
So start, let's make change an art..
What better day than today?
What better place than here and now?
What better person that the one you see in the mirror?

-Neha

This is for Linda who knows the beauty of change

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