THE CHANGE

I wanted someone to be the change,
As I was annoyed with everyone around,
I was sure, there won’t be a change,
But no one even dared to astound!

I wanted someone to be the change,
As I was annoyed with everyone around,
Hoping , no one will beat my hope,
The change was still unmoved on the ground.

‘Please try to be a change’
I requested  everyone I could,
Everyone had only one thing to say,
‘When no one changes, why I should?’

The reply pushed me into serious thinking,
It was indeed brainstorming for me,
As I sat there thinking away,
What possibly the change could be.

A beautiful answer popped up,
When I looked within me,
Why should I want others to be the change,
When I myself can be !

I know many will argue at it,
Saying it sounds very strange,
But I’ll keep chanting forever,
Change yourself, the world will change!

                – Nikesh Lilani 

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65 Comments Add yours

  1. I like it!

    Be the change that you
    wish to see in the world

    ― Mahatma Gandhi

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    1. Absolutely true.. Thank you….

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  2. Andrei says:

    True. Universal change must start from each and everyone of us. We can’t impose change to others, we don’t have that power, all we can do is to set and example and hope others will follow.
    Great point – if you want to affect change in the world [or in a larger scale], first, begin by changing your own self.

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    1. That’s a universal truth that inspires me a lot. I am sure it would have inspired you is well. Thank you for reading my poems, commenting about them, very grateful to you. Your Comments are Probably The best. One more thing, I can assure you is that, I’ll keep following your blog, and comment on every possible post I can…

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      1. Andrei says:

        It did inspired me! Keep on writing, Nikesh. I can see how you desire to impart something truly important to the world. By that, you’re putting your gift of writing into good use!

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      2. If you feel so, then I definitely am..

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  3. I love this. It is so educational. They are so many people in the world who are running around trying to change everyone around them instead of themselves. Everyone needs to read this. Great post! Keep it up!

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    1. Thank you very much.☺☺☺

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      1. 😊 You are very welcome Nikesh.

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  4. An excellent poem.
    Loved it.

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    1. Glad, you loved my poem…

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  5. Amen Nikesh- totally with you on this. Bless you, keep writing, keep sharing (& rhyming please- I’m such a sucker for rhyme! 😉
    xxManj ❤

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    1. Thank you, I was just going through your blog is well to see what you have got on offer.

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    2. Well, I subscribed your YouTube channel is well.

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  6. Rob says:

    Your point is well made. Change the inside, changes the outside. Nice sentiment

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  7. Thanks for this post. That’s true! Change is inevitable. Every change must be initiated by you

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    1. Ya, absolutely. Thank you for reading this one.

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  8. Early Nightingale also said: “Don’t wait for change, you change”. Thanks for that wonderful post.

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    1. Thank you for all the comments.

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    2. Many great people have remarked about ‘The Change’ and that’s what inspired me to write this one.

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  9. Wow Nikesh, you’ve done a great job indeed with this one. I always love your work. I’m sorry I have been so busy and stressed lately. But really this is true. If everyone was to work on themselves then the whole world would be different. Thanks for always being supportive of me, and don’t worry I am still going to be keeping up with your poems. – Emily

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    1. Thank you, Emily, for liking this poem. And, ya, I’ll be very supportive to you, even in the future. But, I am very grateful to you; whenever you get time out of your busy schedule, you read my poems and comment about them. Thanks Again, For that.

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  10. Joel F says:

    So true, be the change others can’t be, and accept people in their diverse beauty. Thanks Nikesh for sharing your beautiful thoughts through your wonderful writings. Your blog made me smile.

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  11. This is a great poem with a wise message. I used to hear people complain about the state of the world, and say “They should do something about it!” I always wondered who “they” were, and why I rarely heard “We should do something about it.”
    Have you read Deepak Chopra?

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  12. Mreynoso2017 says:

    What a beautiful poem about “Change.” Your topic “Change” defines what all of us should strive to be every day because as you said in your poem, “Change yourself, the world will change!” That line itself should inspire us to be the change God wants us to be in the world and also be his light. Love your post!

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    1. Thanks a lot for a heart-warming feedback. Glad, you liked it!

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  13. Liz C. says:

    Right. Nothing will ever change if everybody is waiting for someone else to start doing it.

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    1. Absolutely. Thank you for spending your precious time reading my poem.

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  14. Monica says:

    I find this to be very true and hits the core of what is needed to change the world. Very touching!

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    1. Thank you ! Glad you found it touching.

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  15. Bel says:

    The meaning reminds me of the song “one man can change the world” –
    so true!

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    1. Thank you, and I’ll definitely lend my ears to that song.

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  16. I love this. It reminds me of Dr. Seuss’ “Oh the place’s you’ll go.” Many people see him as a children’s author, but he wrote a lot for adults too. Your message, meter, and rhyme really make me think of it; it is one of my favorites. 🙂 Well done.

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    1. Oh! That’s a wonderful comment. And Dr. Seuss; he was indeed a great Author!

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  17. Veena says:

    Hi Nikesh
    What a beautiful poem! So contemporary and apt in the present days . Everybody wants a change for the better but nobody wants to take the initiative . When we take the lead we find the others are ready to join hands and give support and strength .

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    1. Absolutely true. Actually, Gandhiji’s famous quote inspired me to write this poem. And I need not mention the quote, though because it’s legendary enough, ain’t it?

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      1. Veena says:

        Yes , a very inspiring quote . It sets you thinking that why do you expect others to change when you yourself lack the will or quality .

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      2. Absolutely; bang on target!

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  18. Mee-Lin says:

    I like this one a lot!

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    1. Glad, you liked it!

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  19. cote8050 says:

    This piece is very well written and says the truth! Our thoughts are only that, thoughts and are not real so… if we change our thoughts we can changw our world. To maintain a positive attitude is to improve the world for everyone, not just ourselves. It can be as simple as that but for those who suffer from depression or other illnesses, it isn’t so easy. Going inside through sincere meditation is the best way to be able to realize and apply this truth. My wish if for all beings to become awake to their true nature and power. It is only through love that our world will change. Much love and peace to all. Michelle

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    1. You words speak louder than my poem!. You’re absolutely right!

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  20. Hadel says:

    Very good depth in words … words do speak louder.

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  21. Wow! Great poem! And very true.

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  22. Nice post! Making a little change in ourselves, one day will change the world…..😃

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    1. Indeed. Thank you very much, for reading this one.

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      1. You’re welcome 😉.

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  23. Yes we change should

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      1. Or will rot, or called rotten, even if we are sacrificing

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  24. Ankur Mithal says:

    Couldn’t agree more. We keep blaming others and expecting them to change. However, all those others are drawn from the same society. If we want change, we have to do our bit first.

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    1. Absolutely. Thanks for reading.

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  25. Akash Singh says:

    Wow!! This is a wonderful poem. “Change yourself and the world will change.” Excellent… Inspirational.

    We have started living in a world where something is missing. What is the remedy? Find out more in my poem “A Golden Heart” to reveal the superficiality of our lives at
    https://akashsingh2017.wordpress.com/2017/06/06/a-golden-heart/
    Hope you will like it 🙂 Don’t forget to leave a comment as it’s very valuable 🙂

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    1. Thanks a lot Aakash. I’m definitely visiting your blog and read that poem..

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      1. Welcome, dear friend. My Master Sant Kirpal Singh also said: “Reformers are needed, not to reform others, but themselves…” and Gandhi said something similar: “Be the change if you want to see a change in the world…” Indeed the change starts with us and should not wait and see that others are doing this, when we can do it ourselves. . Then also responsibility will grow too.

        Thank your, dear friend for this beautiful poem 🙂

        Have a great day.
        From heart to heart
        Didi

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      2. It was indeed mahatma gandhi’s this very quote which inspired me to write this one. I definitely respect sant Kirpal Singh’s words. They mean a lot too….

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      3. Thank you, dear friend 🙂 – and spirituality starts within, in our own Self according to: “Man know thyself” – When discovering all the tricks of our mind with its thousands of tentacles, then slowly slowy we start to understand it – and gradually it will not have any control and power over us, also with the grace of God.

        I am really thankful for your poems and content therein – this message should really go around the world …

        Thank you.
        Didi

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      4. Thank you for such great words. Indeed spirituality begins from within.

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