Category Archives: Poetry 2014

I Cannot Change The View – Poem

I Cannot Change The View


Are you in charge?

Not I, not me, I know,

There’s no medicine for what I’m feeling, 

The stabbing sad that makes me low.

Can you tell the rain to stop?

Or make the sunshine blue?

What you ask of me’s the same,

I can’t feel differently for you.

I wish it was a coat I wore, 

Or a wound that you could tend,

But the burning scar is in my mind, 

It’s hidden far from mend.

This blackest cloak is blinding me, 

A voice inside so harsh, 

I yearn to feel nothing at all,

I wish for it to pass.

But i feel a thousand shards of ice, 

When all you feel is rain,

Your filter differs much from mine, 

Although we look upon the same. 

So hold your judgement silently, 

Til you nail jelly to a tree,

Or capture clouds inside a jar, 

Can’t do that? Now you know what it is, to be me.



Are you not a woman?
Wasn’t your mother one too?
What is so different about that one?
The one you’re persecuting to.
That child that is now orphan,
He looks so much like your son,
What is so different about him?
Why single him out as just one?
What man allows these tragedies?
What mother thinks others so low?
What education is this you’re giving?
About who is above and who is below.
Do not share your hatred,
Allow friendships to form and be formed,
For you are a human like I am,
Let wartime and fighting be mourned.
If I allow you your freedoms,
Am I not then entitled to mine?
If I tell you not what to believe in,
Can live and let live be just fine?
You know this is all about money?
The propaganda and the news?
All this trouble and slanted opinions,
Come from someones greedy views.
Tire of what it is they’re feeding,
Think about it yourself!
For the sake of the future generations,
For the sake of our human health.
Do not infect the children,
If we kill then they will return,
Avenging the past and their fathers,
Oh when will we ever learn?
Are you a different human?
So different that your life has worth?
Allow wrongdoing it’s overdue death,
And give peace it’s overdue birth.
© Charliefris 2014