Soap Box
Author: Clive B Ringshall


To speak out of turn, not I,
To show I really care, you see in my eye,
At the age of 11 a petition against killing the whale,
Even gave those pages to the queens parliament,
A passion I feel inside that we all care,
However we do not ever get involved,
Always there thinking that someone else will start,
Sorry to say that it starts with us, “you”
Human Rights is an issue just turn on the news,
Who is responsible? If not I,
I love my life and the car that I have,
But changes are needed,
In the way we all live,
Wars we were told are a thing of the past,
Why do I then shed a tear at this war were now in,
So much hate in the way we all live,
To smile where there was hate,
To show kindness instead of anger,
To feel happiness instead of sadness,
To forgive instead of resent,
To learn instead of ignore,
All these qualities we all do have,
So let’s make a start and ban all the bad news,
Those we love bring them all home,
Those that we need they should follow home too,
War needs to finish and the world may forgive,
Lets all turn to today and build on tomorrow,
Tomorrow give a smile even offer a friend,
Friend are rare so together we can change,
Live for each other not just for I,
Tomorrow starts as soon as you wake,

------- Author's Notes -------

Love each other for a better tomorrow, It starts with a smile


Comments on this poem/writing:

Terrie* ( -- Wednesday, October 6 2004, 10:27 pm

Clive, touched the human side of me........

(wiping tears from eyes, clearing lump from throat)
Terrie* ( -- Wednesday, October 6 2004, 10:37 pm

May i add?.....

a kind positive jesture , never a negative thought...they say that our thoughts are very may we all contribute positive thoughts and continue to allow it's effect affect our hearts...
Clive ( -- Wednesday, October 6 2004, 11:10 pm

my girl

your comments are always kind, I thank you for each one
barb ( -- Thursday, October 7 2004, 02:40 am

We think the same

Scarey eh clive that we think alike, I feel sorry for you.Ha I love your positive writing. thanks alot.
Clive ( -- Thursday, October 7 2004, 10:11 pm

ah shucks

To think like you Barb , you give me the highest of praise, thank you, glad you like
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