Change the World – Part 2

Let’s change the world, let’s move it
Let’s chance it and free dance it
Let’s feel its sliding rhythms
The echoes of its rhymes
The calling of our times
With signs of stars aligning
With mimes of joy and madness
Of syncopated sadness
Because we bend, because we tend
To lose the beat, then find it
To live life forward, not rewind it
Let’s stamp our feet, link arms and say:
We’ll change the world today!

Let’s change the world, let’s invoke it
Let’s weave it and conceive it
Let’s sing our songs of freedom
The myths of heroes’ quests
The trial-by-fire tests
With rests to ease our struggle
With crests that draw us onward
Because we roam, because we’ve shown
With tears and wide-eyed wonder
These days are not for squander
Let’s choose our narrative to say:
We changed the world today!

Let’s change the world, let’s heed it
Let’s hear it and not fear it
Let’s place our finger on life’s pulse
Where mountain rivers flow
Where ancient forests grow
We know, for elders tell us
We grow by seeing what can be
Because within we find our jinn
And rub each deep desire
From sparks into bright flames of fire
Let’s wish for every chance to say:
I changed the world today!

Wayne Visser © 2022


Seize the Day: Favourite Inspirational Poems

This creative collection, now in its 3rd edition, brings together favourite inspirational poems by Wayne Visser. The anthology takes us on a journey through the peaks and troughs of life, celebrating the indomitable human spirit.. It includes many old favourites like “Poets Must Be” and “Chasing the Blue”, as well as brand new poems like “The Writer” and “Making Ripples”. Sages through the ages wisely say: / Carpe Diem – seize the dawning day / Oh, would that I could assuage that thirst / But the day conspires to seize me first! / With the hurry and scurry / Of home’s frantic flurry / And the hustle and bustle / Of work’s tangled tussle. Buy the paper book / Buy the e-book.