People

     People

by Mitchell Canniff

                                                     people

people say they’ve changed

what they mean is they
want to change you

 

                                                      people

how they try
how they try to make it
their way, changing your way

                                                      people

they try, try to influence you,
they try to change your mind,
change your mind for their benefit

                                                      people

why, why the greed,
why not help,
they say they help, but they pull you down with them

                                                       people

what, what don’t they understand,
“what goes around, comes around” i say

                                                        people

how, how can people asphyxiate
other’s ideas, how can they, how can they
do this to people’s choice, they force
ideas on them and make them go along

                                                        people

how many, how many gain power,
gain power because of lies and self gain,
they don’t really care, they are greedy.

                                                         people

notice, notice how many problems
they create them by putting one to power,
to power one person is to create someone to take blame,
to create greed

 

 

 

take words to mind and be mindful of what you say,
don’t let people change who you are

This poem makes me...
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