A change is coming

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“A Change Is Gonna Come”

I was born by the river in a little tent
Oh, and just like the river I’ve been running ever since

It’s been a long, a long time coming
But I know a change gon’ come, oh yes it will

It’s been too hard living, but I’m afraid to die
‘Cause I don’t know what’s up there beyond the sky

It’s been a long, a long time coming
But I know a change gon’ come, oh yes it will

I go to the movie and I go down town
Somebody keep telling me don’t hang around

It’s been a long, a long time coming
But I know a change gon’ come, oh yes it will

Then I go to my brother
And I say, “Brother, help me please.”
But he winds up knockin’ me
Back down on my knees

There been times that I thought I couldn’t last for long
But now I think I’m able to carry on

It’s been a long, a long time coming
But I know a change gon’ come, oh yes it will.

-Sam Cook

Reaction poem 

“Then i go to my brother

And i say , ” Brother, help me please”

But he winds up knockin’ me

Back down on my knees..”

The hand reaching out 

turns to begging, 

then a bird lands 

on the open palm

and i find a paintbrush 

and i don’t beg 

anymore for anything 

the paper and brush 

and colors 

make everything 

alright !

 

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a seagull flying over the great ocean of life observing.
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