Change

By: Wendy Videlock

Change is the new,

improved

word for God

lovely enough

to raise a song

or implicate

a sea of wrongs,

mighty enough,

like other Gods,

to shelter,

bring together,

and estrange us.

Please, God,

we seem to say,

change us.

Main Idea

What I think this poem is trying to say is that we are always asking God to make the changes that we want, rather than changing them ourselves. It's okay to ask for the help to make the changes but that doesn't mean we can just sit back and wait for it to happen. Instead we need to ask for the help and then start to make the changes ourselves and God will surely help.
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Why I Chose This Poem

I chose this poem because I thought it was a good poem in general and I liked how it related to my life. It relates to me because I have the tendency to ask God for change, then sit back and wait for it to happen rather than taking action.
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Waiting on the World to Change

Me and all my friends

We're all misunderstood

They say we stand for nothing and

There's no way we ever could


Now we see everything that's going wrong

With the world and those who lead it

We just feel like we don't have the means

To rise above and beat it


So we keep waiting

Waiting on the world to change

We keep on waiting

Waiting on the world to change


It's hard to beat the system

When we're standing at a distance

So we keep waiting

Waiting on the world to change


Now if we had the power

To bring our neighbors home from war

They would have never missed a Christmas

No more ribbons on their door

And when you trust your television

What you get is what you got

Cause when they own the information, oh

They can bend it all they want


That's why we're waiting

Waiting on the world to change

We keep on waiting

Waiting on the world to change


It's not that we don't care,

We just know that the fight ain't fair

So we keep on waiting

Waiting on the world to change


And we're still waiting

Waiting on the world to change

We keep on waiting waiting on the world to change

One day our generation

Is gonna rule the population

So we keep on waiting

Waiting on the world to change


We keep on waiting

Waiting on the world to change

John Mayer - Waiting on the World to Change

Connection

The song and the poem are connected because, of course, they are both talking about change. In the song he is talking about how everybody is waiting on change, when people should actually be making the change. The poem has a similar meaning, in the sense that it is saying that instead of just asking for change, we need to take the initiative to change.

The Choice is Mine - By: Austin Cooke

Just look around and take it in
Or take a closer look within
So many wrongs, so much to change
Too many things to rearrange
Crimes of passion, crimes of hate
Justice lost or came too late
Choices made that hurt us all
Those who try to rise still fall
Inner demons waging war
In my heart and in my core
Crying out to God at night
"Change it all and make it right"
Why won't God just take command
Make my choices from his hand
Make it easy just to choose
To do what's right and never lose
But I must face the truth I know
He's there to guide me, watch me grow
He gives me strength, support, and time
The ultimate choice to change is mine
I must decide to change myself
Not put my efforts on the shelf
I'll call on God to help me move
To act in ways that he approves