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I AM VISION, poem

No one could see what I saw.

Early in life, I felt my ambitions were too big for this WORLD.

I was convinced I was born at the wrong time, in the wrong place!

My aunt called me an “Old Soul.”

I hated injustices.

“This is not fair!” I would tell my mother, “I’m going to do something about it!”

“You’re young my daughter, your aspirations will change as you grow older,” she would answer. “You will soon realize that one person cannot change the world.”

I hate injustices.

I hate racism, classism, sexism…

I am one person.

I hate inequalities.

“This is human nature,” I can hear my father say. “You can’t change human nature.”

I am not one person.

I am not gender.

I am not race.

I am not class.

I am VISION.

Hard being a visionary when the rest of the world is blinded by …

Can YOU see what I see?

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olutosin's picture

I do

If no other thing, I changed my self, my perception and my way of life. Successfully, I can say that I am the change that I am dying to see in this world.

Thank you.

Olutosin Oladosu Adebowale
Founder/Project Coordinator
Star of Hope Transformation Centre
512 Road
F Close
Festac Town
Lagos-Nigeria

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Mukut's picture

CLAP ! CLAP !

Amazing. It echoed my feelings when i was growing up and my mother used to tell me," change, otherwise society will never accept a girl like you." But i think i proved her wrong. I changed, only for the better, to make my society a lot more better.

So happy to read this. Thank you for sharing.

Love,

Mukut Ray

delphine criscenzo's picture

Thank you

It feel good to know that I am not the only one who felt out of place and fought back to finally be at peace with oneself.

Delphine Criscenzo

First of all Delphine, I just want to commend you for expressing such heart felt emotions in your poem. I myself have heard such words of discouragement from extended family, but I have always remained hopeful and determined; because the stronger we stand, the more we can vocally bring about our vision. This how the path to bringing about vision always is - hard, filled with discouragement, criticisms and fear. But you are right it is hard being a visionary when everyone else chooses to turn a blind eye.

Nevertheless, you are definitely a vision, that has given us all here on World Pulse the strength to continue our journerys, despite our paths.

Thank you once again for sharing such strong and emotionally charged words in your poem. I truly loved reading your poem!

Much love and respect xoxoxo

delphine criscenzo's picture

Thank you

Saving Angel, thank you for taking the time to comment and share how you felt.
It is hard sometimes for me to put myself out there and let people know how I feel and when I get positive feedback it reminds me that I am not alone.
I am so proud of being a part of World Pulse for all the opportunities it gives us to share who we are, how we feel and be safe doing it!

Delphine Criscenzo

Stacey Rozen's picture

I see

Beautifully written, Delphine. No binoculars needed. I see you!

Creatively,
Stacey

Thank you Stacey for seeing me!

Delphine Criscenzo

Precious M's picture

I feel you

HI Delphine,

I totally enjoyed reading through your poem. I love the fact that it is simple and easy to understand. Well, let me add a little poetry to my comment:

When your folks seem blind
And give you words so unkind
Hold on to your vision and make it work
In the end you will surely rock!

Precious

My pen speaks

delphine criscenzo's picture

Love it!

Thank you Precious for the kind words!
What a great continuation of my poem!
Creativity is contagious!
Cheers,

Delphine Criscenzo

Precious M's picture

I'm glad

I'm glad you love it Delphine! And yes, creativity is contagious, just like your creativity contaminated me.

Much love and respect

Precious

My pen speaks

otahelp's picture

wonderfully put together

Expressing oneself has not always been easy. Sometimes it appears to be clumsy but still said. Delphine, your is so simple and wonderfully put together.

kudos for giving a light where there is darkness, am sure we will continue in this struggle no matter the difficulties and obstacles on our way.

I hope i will be able to put across my expression when i submit my piece this week

The light will keep shining.

Our Lady of Perpetual Help Initiative
Lets keep the light shining

Binti Kamau's picture

Never too small to make the

Never too small to make the difference. Persistence and Discipline are a must have

No Retreat, No Surrender

bhavna's picture

I am Vision

Very well said dear, a poignant share.
thank you for sharing dream of every World Pulse member, to bring about change!

love
bhavna

Tina Young's picture

Great

Great piece there Delphine. The poem is an embodiment of why we are here. I love it.

Love,
Tina Young.

jampa's picture

Inspiring

Thanks for sharing such a beautiful poem with wonderful thoughts.
This is definitely encouraging.
All the best,
Jampa

tolulopeola2003's picture

Simple and concise

Thanks for the well-versed poem Delphine.

It speaks volumes.

Regards.

TM OLA

Keep the flames of creativity ,blazing .

Mbizo Chirasha
International Perfomances Poet, Writer ,Creative/Literary Projects Specialist
Founder/Creative Director- Girlchildcreativity Project

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